NEWS FLASH! CHANGES TO 2020 DATES FOR NZMEB EXAMINATIONS NZMEB will postpone the theory exams for a month to help out with any disruptions. Theory exams will run on Sat June 13th or as close to then as practicable. Teachers will need to arrange a few small groups of students rather than one large group. Teachers will need to help with venues and supervision. If your region has schools closed then your practical session will be shifted to a later time to be negotiated on a case by case basis with NZMEB and subject to examiner availability. Currently we expect the practical session to run from 1 August until 25th September. So, to start, we will cancel late fees and take entries for theory for an extra month (until Saturday, 9th May) and run the theory exam on Saturday, 13th June. We will take practical entries until Monday, 1st June but possibly up to end June, and see how it goes. If a student is unable to sit a practical or theory exam because they or a close family member has been sick with Covid19, or if they have been required to be in isolation, the NZMEB will give a 100% credit for a future exam or an 80% monetary refund. We will be asking teachers if they can run exams in their studios to minimise cross infection. Please contact us at [email protected] or on 0800 388 748 if you have any questions at all.
Now there's a music examinations board firmly grounded in New Zealand.
New Zealand Music Examinations Board is a quality, national alternative for music assessment; developed from a maturity and independence that has characterised our country and its achievements. We are proud to celebrate and advance New Zealand music standards.
Michael Houstoun, Patron NZMEB
Our syllabuses have been composed after detailed consultation with teachers, universities and musicians, and include repertoire from New Zealand composers. With widely respected specialist examiners involved, we have set our standards high.
We currently offer syllabuses in piano, clarinet, oboe, flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, singing, violin, viola, cello, bassoon, chamber music, recorder and theory. Many of these are also offered at Performance standard. In each, our dedication to excellence is unswerving.
NZMEB has course approval from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, recognising commitment to high standards of achievement.
NZMEB is here to stay. Join us and help be a part of this young and exciting development that is wholly ours - a truly New Zealand music curriculum.
Tertiary Education Accreditation
NZMEB's successful Associate and Licentiate diploma entrants can access credits across a wide range of bachelor degrees at the University of Waikato. Successful Associate Diploma entrants can access 30 unspecified credits at 100 level and successful Licentiate Diploma entrants are able to access 60 credits, 20 at 300 level and another 40 at 100, and 200 levels.
NZMEB has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec). Successful candidates in NZMEB grades 4 & 5 theory, grades 7 & 8 practical music, and performance certificate can be awarded unspecified credits in music towards their chosen pathway in the Wintec Certificate in Media Arts. Holders of NZMEB Associate and Licentiate Diplomas can access unspecified credits in music at 100 and 200 levels towards the Wintec Bachelor of Media Arts degree.
Our MissionTo develop and deliver to music students at all levels, a balanced, comprehensive, professional New Zealand based curriculum and assessment programme that will develop musical performance as a lifetime skill.