In 1887 the University of Adelaide and Melbourne established the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB). Tasmania was the third State to become a party to the AMEB with the University of Tasmania joining in 1911. In 1918, AMEB became a national organisation.
Today it is a federated body with its Federal Office based in Melbourne. Signatories to its constitution comprise the Universities of Melbourne, Adelaide, Western Australia, the Minister for Education, New South Wales, the Minister for Education, Training and Employment, Queensland, and the Minister for Education and Training, Tasmania, through the University of Tasmania. These and other education institutions use AMEB qualifications as a benchmark for selection of students into their courses.
AMEB Tasmania is administered by the Conservatorium of Music (University of Tasmania) on behalf of the Minister for Education and Training.
Members of the AMEB State Committee appointed by the Minister for Education and Training include:
- Dr Maria Grenfell, DMA(US), MA(US), MMus(NZ), BMus(Hons)(NZ), LTCLPerfDip(NZ), Head, School of Creative Arts(UTAS), Chair.
- Amanda Hodder, MMus(VCA), BMus(Tas)
- Jane Edwards, BMus(Tas)
- Associate Professor Andrew Legg, PhD(Tas), FGMWA(Michigan), B.Mus(Tas), TTC, Director, The UTAS Hedberg Centre, Deputy Head, School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania, Chairperson
- Dr Jody Heald, PhD(Curtin), GradDipMus(Tas), BMus(Tas), TMusA, AMusA, LMusA, MIMT
- David Malone, MMus (Tas), MTEM (Melb)BMus - Performance (CSM) BCom - Marketing (UNSW)
- Judith Mann, BA Music(UQ), GradDipEd(ACUQ), MMus(Colorado State)
- Tracey Patten, BMus(Perf)Hons, GradCertMus, GradDipEd
- Margaret Reid, BA(MusEd)(Tas), TTC
- Karen Smithies, MMus (UTAS), BMus (SydCon), LMusA, AMusA
- Daniel Wahl, GradDipMus, BTeach, BMus, AMusA