The latest venture involving AGSA, offered by the AUSTRALIAN MUSIC EXAMINATIONS BOARD for the first time, is a
STUDENT ACCOMPANIST AWARD
This is a substantial prize for young candidates accompanying instrumental colleagues in their exams.
Details are also published in the AMEB Teachers’ Handbook.
An award is offered to acknowledge AMEB candidates who, in developing their own performance skills through the AMEB system, have successfully accompanied another candidate in an AMEB exam. The value of the award is $700.
To be eligible candidates must have a minimum of AMEB Grade 6 Practical and AMEB Grade 3 Theory and have undertaken a minimum of three AMEB exams, one within the previous three years.
Entrants for the award should apply to the AMEB on 8313 8088 or www.ameb.adelaide.edu.au and, if younger than 18, provide written parental approval.
To determine the winner, a judging panel from the ACCOMPANISTS’ GUILD OF SA will be given a copy of the music performed and feedback from both the AMEB examiner and the instrumental teacher.
The panel will consider whether the candidate:
- Made himself/herself available in a reasonable manner for rehearsals
- Facilitated communication during rehearsals and performances
- Supported the candidate well during performances
- Helped to make the performance a positive experience.
- Performed the works well
ln the case of a tie between two or more student accompanists the candidate having to perform the more challenging work, musically and technically, will be deemed the winner.