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Tara Student – Recipient of LMusA

1 April 2019 

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Tara Anglican School for Girls student, Phoebe Mulia, has been awarded the Licentiate in Music (LMusA), a diploma awarded to outstanding candidates in the fields of musical performance and music theory by the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB), at only 13 years of age at the time of her examination. This is in addition to her becoming the youngest recipient for an Associate in Music (AMusA) Diploma with Distinction, which she received in 2016.

Phoebe Mulia, currently in Year 9, had the great honour to be selected to perform at the AMEB Presentation of Diploma and Awards Ceremony on Sunday 10 March 2019. This selection is a significant achievement for Phoebe as she performed for candidates and teachers who received their Associate in Music (AMusA), Licentiate in Music (LMusA) and Fellowship in Music (FMusA) diplomas, medals and awards at the annual ceremony. 

Phoebe had the audience mesmerised by her performance ‘Trains’ by the Australian composer Roy Agnew and later in the ceremony Phoebe was awarded her LMusA with Distinction for Pianoforte. 

The Licentiate Diploma is considered a highly prestigious award, with the national success rate being around 10% of candidates. An LMusA practical examination is conducted by two examiners, of which at least one must be a federal examiner. Phoebe presented repertoire from the prescribed pieces that total 40-50 minutes in length, with a further ten minutes testing musical knowledge of the pieces presented.

When asked what she enjoys most about music Phoebe says it enables her to express herself in a unique way and to take her mind to another place. 

Phoebe works hard at perfecting her craft, spending 18-22 hours practising piano during the school term and around 26-28 hours per week during the school holidays.  In addition to this, she practises flute for 6-8 hours per week. 

“We are so pleased for Phoebe and that she has been recognised by the AMEB at this important occasion,” said Principal Mrs Sue Middlebrook. 

For more information please contact us on 02 8838 2655. 

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