The 2019 AMEB Online Orchestra is now launched. Please visit our new website.



In 2018 the AMEB undertook an exciting project to celebrate their Centenary year – The AMEB Online Orchestra.

1900 musicians from all over Australia took part in the AMEB Online Orchestra experience and the culmination of their incredible efforts is in the video above.

Don’t worry if you missed out this year as we’re going to do it all over again in 2019!

See you then.

Waltzing Matilda

Music adapted by Christina MacPherson (1864–1936) from Thou bonnie wood o’ Craigielea by James Barr (1779–1860)
Words by Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson (1864–1941)
Arranged for AMEB Online Orchestra by Steven Hodgson and David Howell

Audio and Visual Engineer

Jarrad Gilson, Oaklands Productions

Logo and graphic design


Indigenous Translation

Yugambeh translation: Yugambeh Museum Language and Heritage Research Centre
Yugambeh translation performed by: Yugambeh Youth Choir

Project Ambassadors

Ambre Hammond and Benjamin Northey

Project Sponsors

Kawai, Oaklands Productions, D’Addario, Fine Music, Hal Leonard.


1900 performers from every state and territory of Australia. Please see the video credits for details!

Watch the video of our launch event here.

Click here to see photos of our performers Click here to see videos of our performers

Our Project Ambassadors, Benjamin Northey and Ambre Hammond joined us for this Australian first - The AMEB Online Orchestra.

Benjamin Northey began his musical career by sitting various AMEB exams and has gone on to be a conductor of world renown as well as a champion for music education. He is currently the Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Chief Conductor of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Ben is pleased to support AMEB’s Online Orchestra and features in the video as our conductor.

Ambre Hammond is a true product of AMEB. At age 11 she completed both her AMusA and LMusA in piano in one year. Now she performs regularly as a concert pianist all around Australia and the world. She is passionate about children having access to music and through her project - Girl Piano Truck - she has travelled with a piano to rural villages in Africa, Thailand and India delighting children and adults alike.