Octave8 Music Academy

Examinations 2020

Due to the ongoing threat of Covid-19 and the uncertainty of if and how other examinations boards are currently working we are seeking to give everyone the opportunity to sit INTERNAL examinations right here at Octave8 Music Academy. This year (2020) Octave8 are offering all students grading at the level they would normally be working towards. Next year we will revisit the viability of reopening our AMEB and Trinity College entrances. 

Octave8 will be holding examinations in piano, digital keyboard, guitar (acoustic), vocals and drum kit during weeks 8 and 9 of term 4 (30 Nov - 12 Dec). Examinations will be held at your location for convenience and gradings will be assessed by our internal team of examiners. 

Why work towards an examination in music?

  • Opportunity to practice performing

  • Overcome stage fright

  • Figure out exactly how good you are

  • Develop good practice habits

  • Achieve excellence on your instrument

  • Get grading certificate to show your ability to everyone

  • Develop a thorough range of skills

Each level will vary in terms of amount of pieces to be performed as well as the number of technical exercises but broadly speaking each exam will generally contain the following requirements:

  • Main performance pieces (minimum of 3 contrasting pieces)

  • Technical work (scales, arpeggios, chords, sight reading or improvisation)

  • Aural Awareness (identifying musical concept via sound) 

As we are conducting examinations here at Octave8 we are able to offer these at a discounted rate compared to our usual external options. Once completed each student receives a report back from the examiner and, if successful, a certificate showing the level achieved.  

If you are interested in taking this offer please complete this form form by September 27, 2020 and make payment below. All examination dates/times will be announced just after 30th September 2020. 

 

Beginner Grade

$45.00

Purchase this exam for any instrument at the level of 'Beginner Grade'. 

Grade

3

$85.00

Purchase this exam for any instrument at the level of

'Grade 3'. 

Grade 

1

$60.00

Purchase this exam for any instrument at the level of

'Grade 1'. 

Grade

4

$105.00

Purchase this exam for any instrument at the level of

'Grade 4'. 

Grade

2

$70.00

Purchase this exam for any instrument at the level of

'Grade 2'. 

Grade

5

$130.00

Purchase this exam for any instrument at the level of

'Grade 5'. 

Examination Fees

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