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Deal struck in Australian music training and qualifications

Released at: 13:19, 21/09/2019

Deal struck in Australian music training and qualifications

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Australian Music Examinations Board and Asia Music & Performing Arts Education partner in music education in Vietnam.

by Hong Nhung

The Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) announced on September 20 a partnership with Asia Music & Performing Arts Education (AMPA Education) in the fields of training and providing AMEB music qualifications.

The event marks a new milestone for AMPA Education in officially becoming a strategic partner of the AMEB, striving together towards a common goal of “Serving the Community Through the Arts”.

Established in 1918, AMEB is not only Australia’s leading provider of examination services for music, speech and drama, but has also gained professional recognition in Australia and in many markets around the world.

Australian education is always one of the first choices of Vietnamese students because of its world-class quality with a standardized system of prestigious diplomas and certificates. An AMEB qualification will be an excellent advantage in the profiles of Vietnamese students, helping them achieve entrance to reputable Australian higher education institutions.

At the signing ceremony, AMEB and AMPA Education committed to a sustainable partnership through non-profit arts education projects, bringing AMEB’s programs and certifications closer to the community by providing music students and teachers with access to creative education with international standards.

AMEB and AMPA Education will collaboratively develop quality arts training programs and organize AMEB examinations in Vietnam. AMPA Education is regarded as an official AMEB Examination Center, providing a comprehensive slate of AMEB international music training, examinations and certifications in Vietnam.

The cooperation between AMPA Education and AMEB not only provides Vietnamese students with a new option for international music certification but also creates an opportunity for them to improve their skills and upgrade their expertise to a global standard through the workshops and masterclasses conducted by international experts from AMEB. Subsequently, the partnership will play a pivotal role towards one of AMPA Education’s important goals of improving the capacity of music and arts education in Vietnam.

By using AMEB syllabi or taking part in exams, students and teachers also join hands with AMPA Education to raise funds for the Dream Space project - one of AMPA Education’s key fundraising initiatives that aims at bringing creative education to every child in Vietnam.

“We feel that there is much alignment between the goals of AMEB and AMPA Education,” said Mr. Bernard Depasquale, CEO of AMEB. “We are both dedicated to improving music education and improving opportunities for music students. AMEB provides support in different ways for different students. For students wishing to go on to professional careers as musicians, AMEB offers professional level qualifications.”

“AMPA Education would like to provide a wide selection of international music syllabi to the community of Vietnamese teachers and students,” said Ms. Pham Doan Ha My, Executive Director of AMPA Education. “Thus, we are honored to become an official representative of a prestigious organization like AMEB and to have AMEB as an excellent addition to our current system of programs.”

“We believe that AMEB plays a significant part in the big picture of creative education development in Vietnam. The cooperation between AMPA Education and AMEB will give the Vietnamese music community more opportunities to develop their potential and to be recognized by an international arts qualification. Through this partnership, we believe that the positive impacts of music and arts education will be spread further and wider in Vietnam.”

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