The AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) has just signed a historic agreement to export the AMEB Syllabus and examinations to Vietnam.

Bernard Depasquale, the CEO of AMEB, and Mike Tyler, the Chair of the AMEB Board of Directors, were both in Hanoi this week for the Memorandum of Understanding with the prestigious Vietnam National Academy of Music (VNAM) which took place on Monday.

Left to right: Dr Le An Tuan, HE Craig Chittick, Mike Tyler, Chair of the AMEB Board of Directors, Dr Tanya Nguyen, AMEB Ambassador to Vietnam, Bernard Depasquale, CEO AMEB and conservatorium staff at the signing of the Memorandum in Hanoi. Photograph supplied

“This is the most exciting international partnership in the history of The Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB). As an iconic Australian organisation, we are proud to begin this association with The Vietnam National Academy of Music which represents the highest level of music education in Vietnam,” said Tyler.

The AMEB is one of the most distinguished and recognised music examination boards in the world. This significant export move is in response to continuing discussions with the VNAM, following AMEB recognising the need for consistent and high-quality music education across Vietnam.

Speaking to Limelight from Hanoi, Depasquale...

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