Assessment in Music is a topic of interest internationally, as is demonstrated by the project’s literature review. One of the important issues is that of the transparency of standards that are applied in the assessment of musical performances in various institutional and national locations. The European Polifonia Working Group on Assessment and Standards has engaged the international higher music education community to consider means by which transparency of standards can be enhanced. The work of the AiM project has been represented in this forum as was the Working Group represented in the AiM project through its contributions to the International Assessment Symposium and the project’s forthcoming Springer edited book.
In the Australian context, there is considerable activity around the emerging need to demonstrate AQF compliant program learning outcomes, and the work of the AiM project is particularly timely in this context. The following summary provides a snapshot of the types of assessment items at Australian universities which offer undergraduate music degrees. A short description of the main features of associated Assessment Policy documents and the core Graduate Attributes for each institution is also included.