Student Honors: RCM Exams December 2018

Monday, January 7, 2019 | Student Awards and Honors

Two of our students participated in a Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto (RCM) exams in December and their scores have come in! Congratulations to Helena Horowitz (“honors with highest distinction”) and Eliana Rougle (“honors with high distinction”) who each took and passed exams in December. Helena participated at level Prep A, the earliest level (similar to Piano Adventures Level 1/2A and Hal Leonard Levels 2/3). Eliana participated at level 5.

Comprehensive exams are a very common assessment tool and education system for independent music students in many countries…but less so in the U.S. The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), a Toronto-based nonprofit music school, offers an exam and certificate program which is accessible yet rigorous, and is available locally. For serious students at any level, RCM exams offer the opportunity for a more comprehensive assessment than our local festivals, yet in a strictly non-competitive environment. It also offers students the opportunity to document and track their achievement. As we continue to explore this program, we hope to have more students participating in the next session in May…and more still in December 2019. If you are interested, or would like to talk more about this opportunity, ask your teacher or Mr. Horowitz.