AMEB Material available

Attention all music teachers, music students, parents, examiners. The bulk of the AMEB syllabus manual lists from Grade 4 upwards are now available on the State Library website. A click on a link will take you through to our own catalogue listing of the piece – you don’t even have to use the catalogue. All the searching has been done for you. All the music is available for generous loan periods. Check it out here

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More listings of AMEB syllabus material are now available on our website. Here, the tricky catalogue searching has been removed and you can link through to our copies of the pieces with just one click. Recently added are Organ, Cello, Clarinet and Trumpet. Click here for other instrument listings.

New music e-resource on trial

We are currently trialling Music Online, delivering all of the music content you need, from the world’s best record labels and music publishers, together in one place. The trial is available to SLWA members until 31 March. Have a look, have a read, have a listen, have a play and let us know what you think by filling out the short survey.

AMEB Violin Syllabus

Pieces on the AMEB Violin Manual List are now listed on our website with direct links to our catalogue. Save some time as we have taken all the difficult catalogue searching out and done all the navigating for you. We are gradually adding other instruments to our listings which can be found here. Do let us know if you find any broken links.

Popular Choral Music for your choir

Have a look at a new web page for Choral Music on the SLWA site. Here you will also find a list of  choral music including popular, rock, jazz, film, show and television music. It is difficult to isolate these works via a traditional catalogue search, so we’ve done the hard work for you. Also check out some of the internet resources for choirs and choral music in WA and make sure your choir is listed. If you have produced a recording, we’d love to have it in our collection.

AMEB Oboe Syllabus

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Pieces on the AMEB Oboe Manual Lists are now listed on our website with direct links to our catalogue. Save some time and spend it making reeds or practising rather than endlessly clicking. We have done all the navigating for you. If you are the young oboist in the photo, a member of Perth’s All-Youth Orchestra in 1945, we would love to hear from you and put a name to the face. Cor anglai-ists (!) have also been catered for. We are gradually adding other instruments to our listings which can be found here.

Concert for Senior’s Week

Come and join us at the State Library for a FREE  concert to be presented on Wednesday 9th November at 10.30 am in our theatre. Soprano Penelope Reynolds and pianist Tommaso Pollio will present songs from the musical and operetta repertoire – light, frothy material that all will enjoy. Bookings are recommended on 9427 3111.

Help with finding music for AMEB piano syllabus

Finally, pieces on the AMEB piano syllabus are easier to find at the State Library. We have listed all pieces from Grade 4 upwards and linked these through to our catalogue. There are less clicks for you and you don’t have to translate the syllabus into library language. It’s all been done for you! Find the list here. More instruments will follow.

Free Friday Lunchtime Concerts

As part of the City of Perth Winter Arts Season, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) presents a series of lunchtime concerts in that State Library Theatre. These free performances offer something for all music fans, from Latin and funk to big band jazz and classical piano recitals.

Fri 29 July, 1pm
Music Director Jeremy Greig

Fri 5 August, 1pm
Music Director James Sandon

Fri 12 August, 1pm
Music Director Chris Tarr

Friday 19 August, 1pm
Music Directors Jonathan Paget and Tim White

Friday 26 August, 1pm
Music Director David Wickham

Friday 2 September, 1pm
Music Director Matt Styles

SLWA celebrates Making Music. Being Well week

Come and join us at the State Library to celebrate Making Music. Being Well Week, a national initiative promoting the links between making music and feeling good. We have Professor Jane Davidson talking to us about The Power of Music on Thursday May 19th at 12.30pm. It’s a free talk but bookings are recommended on 9427 3111. There are other ways you can celebrate with us. Come in and borrow some sheet music – take home a bunch of your favourite tunes and sing and play to your heart’s content. Come and book an hour in our Music Studio and try out that Beethoven piano sonata you’ve been meaning to have a go at. View our exhibition Images Composed which highlights music inspired by artworks. Listen to the program for the next WASO concert; Read about how to use your computer to create your own music or how to make your own musical instruments. Endless possibilities! Everyone has music in their lives in some form…enjoy it!!!