The Music Academy SA was founded in August 1988 with the aim of creating an alternative music examination system in Contemporary music for music educators. As part of the 30th anniversary in 2018, The Music Academy SA underwent a transformation which included: New Management, New Color Scheme, Revised Logo, New Website and the most important change was the implementation of the New syllabus. The Music Academy SA is an independent institution that offers a national music examination system in Contemporary, Jazz & Gospel Music worldwide. Examinations have been held throughout South Africa, three times a year for the past 30 years plus, in various centres. The Music Academy's unique approach to music education has proven that exams should not only focus on recognition for dedicated hard work, but should also be enjoyable and in a relaxed atmosphere. The Music Academy SA has expanded by offering this unique system to teachers worldwide.