AMEB is proud of its history and engaged renowned musicologist, Dr Rita Crews OAM, to write a history of our organisation. The book displays a comprehensive and fascinating look at our journey from the point of federation in 1918 up to today. Featuring the personalities, syllabuses, certificates and education directions from the last 100 years plus lots of images and pictures discovered in the archives, this book is for all music education fans in Australia. The book's foreword is written by Senator the Hon. Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts.

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On Saturday 12 May, we launched our special limited edition of

A Centenary Celebration
Australian Music Examinations Board 1918 to 2018
By Dr Rita Crews OAM

The Book Launch was held at Experimedia in the State Library of Victoria and was attended by over 100 AMEB VIPs and friends including the author Dr Rita Crews, Professor Warren Bebbington, Professor Barry Conyngham AM, Professor Ian Holtham, Chair of the AMEB Board Mike Tyler, AMEB CEO Bernard Depasquale, AMEB State Managers and many other staff and supporters of AMEB.

We are extremely grateful to the AMEB staff who made this book happen including AMEB’s Head of Publishing Steven Hodgson, Typesetter David Howell, Jo Crabbe, Leah Phillips and Matthew Lorenzon.

The book could not have been printed without the incredible support and service provided by Valiant Press. They are based in Melbourne and print all AMEB publications.

Thanks also to KAWAI for providing the piano for our event and Liquorice Studio for their design of the book.

Three young performers entertained the crowd:

Megan Duong who played 2 pieces from the AMEB P Plate Piano books as well as a composition of her own. Eason Yang who performed a piece from the AMEB Oboe Grade 3 book, Brindabellas by Carolyn Morris. We were delighted to have the composer present at the event as well. Ji Woo Yoon who played Pezzo Capriccioso by Tchaikovsky which is on the AMEB Licentiate Cello list of works. Eason and Ji Woo were accompanied by well-known accompanist Anne Lewitzka.

Here are some photos of the event.

Prof. Warren Bebbington; Bernard Depasquale (CEO AMEB); Dr. Rita Crews OAM; Mike Tyler (Chair AMEB Ltd)

Experimedia, State Library of Victoria

Eason Yang & Anne Lewitska

Ji Woo Yoon

Dr. Rita Crews OAM

Bernard Depasquale (CEO AMEB); Dr. Rita Crews OAM; Steven Hodgson (Head of Publishing AMEB), David Howell (Typesetter AMEB)

Megan Duong

Mike Tyler (Chair AMEB Ltd); Dr. Rita Crews OAM

Bernard Depasquale (CEO AMEB)

Prof. Warren Bebbington

All photos by JANAKA