Australian Children's Orchestra & Chorus

Masters International Institute

School of Music

Music Exams 

Offered by the Masters International Music Accreditation Board under authority of the Institute's Council and  in conjunction with its School of Music encourages innovative approaches to the study of music.  All students of the Australian Children's Orchestra and Chorus have the opportunity to access the Institute's Accreditation system via Masters International Institute School of Music.

Public Access

Public Access to the Institute's Music Exams means that schools and private teachers can be accredited by the Institute, set their own syllabuses/curriculum and be directly involved in their own assessment processes from beginning to end.  Awards will be then be granted by the Institute upon recommendation by accredited schools/teachers.

The School of Music recommends the standard internationally recognised ‘grade’ system however all approaches can be recognised by the Institute’s School of Music.  Public Access requires that schools and teachers accredited by the Institute submit their current syllabus/curriculum upon registration or at any time thereafter (updates, changes) and the Institute’s awards will reflect the type of syllabus/curriculum utilised.

Professionals (private teachers and school teachers)  are encouraged to satisfy requirements for their area by qualifying via the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) - Professional Access Program for awards that ensure currency in course delivery.  CPE Assessments can be conducted at any time 24/7 from anywhere in the world.  Only accredited professionals may conduct courses and assessments under licence from the Masters International Institute, School of Music.  The Institute's School of Music offers a broad selection for study including but not limited to:

All kinds and styles; E.g. Orchestral, Brass band instruments, including all ethnic instrumentation, as well as Baroque instruments etc. 

All kinds and styles e.g. Spanish, Latino, Folk etc.; Acoustic, Bass, Electric, including related instruments; e.g. Mandolin, Lute, Banjo etc. and including ethnic instrumentation as well as Baroque instruments etc.

All kinds and styles; E.g. Pianos, Digital Pianos, Electronic Keyboards, Computer-based keyboard (MIDI etc.), Harpsichord, Organ, Accordion, as well as Baroque instruments etc.


Including but not limited to: Historical musicology, Cultural musicology or Ethnomusicology, Popular music studies, Music theory, analysis and composition, Music psychology, Performance practice and research etc.​​

All kinds and styles; Orchestral, Contemporary and including all ethnic/African or other types of percussive instrumentation.

All kinds and styles; Orchestral strings, all types of Harp and including all kinds of ethnic instrumentation as well as Baroque instruments etc. 

All voices and styles, Operatic, Jazz, Contemporary, Pop etc. including Self-Accompanied Voice in any form whatsoever; e.g. Ethnic voicing, primitive, tribal, and transitive forms.

All kinds and styles; Orchestral, Jazz, Latin, as well as Baroque instruments etc., as well as all ethnic instrumentation.