Every effort is made to make each examination an enjoyable event. The examiners are professionals in their field and are highly trained to conduct quality assessments and to provide informative reports.
Appeals which question the professional judgment of the examiners will not be considered. However an appeal may be made on the basis of an irregular procedure on the part of the examiner e.g. Incorrect scales asked for grade; musical knowledge questions asked outside the grade.
The appeal must be made in writing and posted to NZMEB by the person who signed the original entry form. Appeals must be made within seven days of the examination.
Requests for a review should be made in writing by the person who signed the entry form. The original mark sheet should be forwarded with the request. Requests for review should be postmarked not more than 7 days after receipt of the mark sheet. If the original mark is found to be incorrect, the entrant's mark will be adjusted accordingly.
Entries at one centre cannot be transferred to another centre or deferred to a later session.
For entrants who withdraw from an examination our policy is that we will credit half of the examination fee towards their entry in the following year on receipt of a doctor's certificate. It is not transferable to another student.
If an entrant wishes to postpone the examination or to take it at a different centre a new entry form must be completed and the appropriate fee must be paid. The original fee cannot be refunded.
Report Forms for Practical Examinations will be forwarded to teachers as soon as possible after the examination. This should be within two to three weeks of the examination.
The NZMEB written examination report forms will be forwarded to teachers as soon as possible after the examination. Despatch should be within five weeks after the session.
Report forms for Performance Evaluation Programme and Pre-preliminary Programme are to be presented to the entrant as they depart the examination studio.
Gradings are determined according to the descriptors and criteria in our syllabuses.
Pre-Preliminary is an assessment only and entrants will receive a certificate.
All grades from Preliminary to Performance Certificate (inclusive) receive a grading:
Diploma entrants receive a grading:
|Award with Distinction|
In cases where there is a Not Satisfactory, or No Award on the entrant's report form, certificates will not be issued.
|Pre-Preliminary Test*||$99.00||10 minutes|
|Preliminary Test||$115.00||12 minutes|
|Grade One||$135.00||14 minutes|
|Grade Two||$155.00||15 minutes|
|Grade Three||$160.00||20 minutes|
|Grade Four||$195.00||22 minutes|
|Assmt Levels 1 and 2||$155.00||40 minutes|
|Grade Five||$205.00||25 minutes|
|Grade Six||$245.00||30 minutes|
|Assmt Levels 3 to 6||$280.00||60 minutes|
|Grade Seven||$275.00||40 minutes|
|Grade Eight||$305.00||50 minutes|
|Performance Certificate||$320.00||50 minutes|
|Performance Certificate Recital||$320.00||50 minutes|
|Diploma AMusNZ||$775.00||50 minutes|
|Diploma AMusNZ Recital||$775.00||50 minutes|
|Diploma LMusNZ||$955.00||60 minutes|
|Diploma LMusNZ Recital||$955.00||60 minutes|
|Grade One||$105.00||60 minutes|
|Grade Two||$115.00||90 minutes|
|Grade Three||$125.00||120 minutes|
|Grade Four||$140.00||180 minutes|
|Grade Five||$150.00||180 minutes|
|Grade Six||$160.00||180 minutes|
|Level One||$60.00||20 minutes|
|Level Two||$70.00||25 minutes|
|Level Three||$80.00||30 minutes|
|Level Four||$90.00||40 minutes|
|Grade One||$70.00||16 minutes|
|Grade Two||$80.00||18 minutes|
|Grade Three||$82.50||22 minutes|
|Grade Four||$97.50||24 minutes|
|Grade Five||$100.00||28 minutes|
|Grade Six||$120.00||32 minutes|
|Grade Seven||$132.50||42 minutes|
|Grade Eight||$147.50||52 minutes|
The Board offers two assessment levels to allow students who do not wish to take an examination to have their work evaluated.
|Levels One and Two||$155.00||40 minutes|
|Levels Three and above||$280.00||60 minutes|
* Pre-preliminary test age restriction applies to entrant at close of entries date