Performance Evaluations


Performance Evaluations are ungraded assessments of a candidate's musical performance. A candidate can be enrolled in a Performance Evaluation in any session which can accommodate their subject/instrument.

To enrol, please email the AMEB SA & NT office.

Evaluation timings and fees are equivalent to the corresponding Repertoire exam. E.g. a Grade 4 Flute performance evaluation is the same length and cost as a Grade 4 Flute Repertoire exam.

Candidates who would benefit from receiving feedback prior to an exam, or instead of an exam (or perhaps benefit from experiencing exam conditions prior to an exam), could consider a performance evaluation. 

Performance evaluations for Diploma candidates

A Performance Evaluation is offered at no cost to all candidates who enter for a music diploma exam. The purpose of this evaluation is to allow candidates to perform a sample of their program and receive feedback that will help them focus their preparation in the lead up to their exam. The evaluation is not graded, but candidates will receive detailed feedback on up to 45 minutes of performing.

Each performance evaluation is assessed by a specialist examiner. In some cases it will be impossible to avoid having the same examiner also involved in the actual diploma examination. Where it has been necessary to use the same examiner, that person will not write the actual diploma report. 

It is important to note that positive feedback in the examiner’s report at Performance Evaluation stage does not necessarily guarantee success in the final exam.

In 2023, these evaluations are offered by video. Candidates enrolled in a Diploma exam will automatically be enrolled in the Video Repertoire session and can submit their video for evaluation anytime up to and including the relevant submission date published in this year's Exam Dates, or as per below:





(Performance Evaluation Videos must be submitted on or before these dates.)

June Music Diplomas

3 June


1 February

15 March

September Music Diplomas

23 - 24 September

AMusA and LMusA

1 May

15 July

November Music Diplomas

Dates to be released in mid-late January 2023


1 July

1 September

Refer to the video exam page for more information on how to prepare and submit a music Video Diploma Performance Evaluation, which is the same process as preparing and submitting a Video Repertoire exam. When submitting a video via the online form, there is provision to upload digital copies of sheet music. For the best, tailored feedback, please upload a copy of the pieces (full scores) to be played.