Dr Sarah Collins

UWA music scholar wins national award

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Chair of Musicology Dr Sarah Collins has won Australia’s most prestigious award for the study of music – the McCredie Musicological Award.

AMEB Syllabus News

Friday, 7 December 2018

On November 15th we launched our new Piano Syllabus and supporting Series 18 educational resources. This represents the first full review of the syllabus since 2008 and includes revision of all technical work requirements as well as repertoire. AMEB has also introduced additional piano examination options including Collaborative Piano and Repetoire exams. The full syllabus is available in the 2019&n

16 year old Shaun Hern Lee

Shuan Hern Lee takes out first prize in New Zealand!

Friday, 7 December 2018

Shuan Hern Lee has once again made the AMEB proud by winning the title in the Under 28 category at the International Piano Competition in Kerikeri, New Zealand. At only 16, he is the youngest performer to win this title, since the competition started in 1987.

Of the 69 entrants, only 15 candidates were selected to compete at Kerikeri.

After Round 1 and 2, only 4 out of the 15 competitors progressed to the final round. The three adjudicators, who were from the USA, Australia and South Korea, were unanimous in their decision to select Shuan Hern as the first prize winner.

Another International Achievement for Shaun Hern Lee

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Fifteen year old Shuan Hern Lee has once again made the AMEB proud, this time winning

first prize in the Palmadoro International Piano Competition for Age 35 and Under, in Finale Ligure, Italy.  He was also awarded the gold medal for the youngest finalist in this competition, where he competed against other concert pianists and professional musicians from Poland, Italy, Russia and Japan, all aged in their 20s and 30s.

Award for Melody Kelly

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Congratulations to Melody Kelly on winning the AMEB award at the Geraldton Music Festival 2017. She performed "In the Eyes of a Tiger" and also entered and won the Modern Piano Solo Preliminary playing "Big Beat".          

Melody attends the Geraldton Grammar School and is taught music privately. 


Shuan Hern Lee

Achievement for Shuan Hern Lee in USA

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

The AMEB would like to congratulate Shuan Hern Lee on emerging as the first prize winner of the 2017 International e-Piano Competition in Minneapolis, USA.

Karen Goddard (left), Leif Logie (middle) and Julia Moody (right)

Speech and Drama News

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

The AMEB (WA) sponsors the Perth Speech and Drama Festival every year, and has done so almost since its inception. The Festival is run by the Speech and Drama Teachers’ Association of WA and has just celebrated its 21st birthday. It is open to all students of the Association’s members and attracts about 500-600 entries annually, from year 3 to Open level. The AMEB sponsorship helps with financing the prizes given to the entrants. 

Hannah Wang

Hannah Wang makes AMEB proud!

Monday, 19 June 2017

Eight-year-old Hannah Wang, from Western Australia, recently won first prize at an international piano competition that was held in France in April, 2017.  Placed in the Age 8 – 12 Category, Hannah performed 10 mins of solo recital music including Three Part Invention No. 11 by Bach, and Sonata Hob XVI/23 (1st Movement) by Haydn and Lark by Glinka.

Yoon Sen Lee & Shuan Hern Lee

Shuan Hern did it again!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Once again, Shuan Hern Lee has achieved remarkable success, this time at the Schumann International Piano Competition in Dusseldorf, Germany.  The competition had three categories – A, for competitors aged 13 and under; B - Aged 14 to 17 and C - Aged 18 to 20.  

Shuan Hern took part in the B category where he won first prize and was commended on performing the best Interpretation of Schumann’s work in the entire competition.  He was also the youngest performer in this category and took away the total prize money of 6000 Euros. 

Shaun Hern Lee

FMusA's Youngest Awardee

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

The Fellowship in Music Australia (FMusA) is the highest and most prestigious award offered by the AMEB. Relatively few candidates pass the examination, and even musicians working professionally have been unsuccessful, especially on their first attempt. Fourteen-year-old Shuan Hern Lee made history earlier this year when he was awarded the FMusA after an extraordinary recital demonstrating the highest levels of musical understanding, technical mastery and stylistic flare.

Yoon Sen Lee

Yoon Sen Lee appointed as Professor in Italy!

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

One of the AMEB’s well known examiners, Yoon Sen Lee, has been appointed as Professor of the International Piano Academy in Imola, Italy and will travel there to teach whenever possible throughout the year and in the future.

11 year old Kai Ning Wang & 8 year old Ceicilia Limargana

AMEB Achievements Abroad

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

AMEB has once again helped young pianists achieve and excel in their journey as pianists.

Shuan Hern Lee

Lee takes out first place

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Shuan Hern Lee is a piano student and son of AMEB examiner, Yoon Sen Lee in Western Australia.  

UWA's Summer Music Academy seeking talented young musicians

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Talented young music students are invited to apply for The University of Western Australia's Summer Music Academy from December 7 to 11.

Shuan Hern Lee performs at International Young Musicians Festival in Armenia

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Shuan Hern Lee has recently been performing overseas once again. This time in Yerevan, Armenia where he enjoyed being part of the 5th New Names International Young Musicians Music Festival in June.

Megan Barbetti performing in the awards concert

Awards Ceremony 2014 - 2015

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The 100th Annual AMEB Awards Ceremony was held on 9 March in the Octagon Theatre at The University of Western Australia. To open the occasion, a selection of talented award winners and diplomates performed. Presentation of the 2014 awards took place following the concert.

Shuan Hern Lee - 2014 AMP Tomorrow Maker

Friday, 12 December 2014

Shuan Hern Lee, at 12 years old, is the youngest applicant to win the AMP Tomorrow Fund Award for 2014 with a goal to inspire more young people to appreciate classical music. Shuan Hern is one of just 47 inspirational Australians selected from 5600 applications to be named AMP 'Tomorrow Makers'. The winners - including writers, medical researchers, dancers, inventors, disability advocates, social innovators, athletes and adventurers - received AMP Tomorrow Fund grants to help them take their dreams to the next stage and make a difference in our community.

2015 AMEB News

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Withdrawal from Examination

From the beginning of 2015, the following syllabus is no longer available for examination: Flute (last printed in 2012 Manual of syllabuses). From the beginning of 2016, the following syllabuses will no longer be available for examination: Percussion (last printed in 2013 Manual of syllabuses) and Double Bass (last printed in 2013 Manual of syllabuses). Once these syllabuses are withdrawn, only the form of these syllabuses printed in the most current Manual of Syllabuses will be able to be presented for examination.

Series 17 Piano now available

Thursday, 11 December 2014

AMEB is proud to announce the launch of Series 17 - a full suite of grade books and recording & handbooks (Preliminary to Grade 8) available as an additional resource for users of the current Piano syllabus. Series 17 includes exciting and challenging repertoire in a range of styles, representing a wealth of new options for candidates and their teachers.

Bryzlyn Lilac Sin receives prize for most promising performing artist of the year

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Petite pianist Bryzlyn Lilac Sin obtained three first prizes in three sections at the 27th Joondalup Eisteddfod in September, being named most promising performing artist of the year and receiving a cash cheque of $1500 at the winners' concert held at Sacred Heart College.