The programme and choice of instruments must be approved by NZMEB prior to entry. The entrant will select a programme of four pieces. One should be unaccompanied and three others contrasting in style and era, with a playing time of between 20 - 35 minutes. If the works have an accompaniment written for them, entrants must use an accompanist. The chosen repertoire must reflect sufficient technical/musical challenges to fulfil the criteria for Level Five. Entrants may also seek approval for the performance of works written specifically for a related instrument e.g Oboe d'amour, Cor Anglais.