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RCM in the US

The RCM Certificate Program
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The Royal Conservatory is one of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world, providing the definitive standard of excellence in curriculum design, assessment, performance training, teacher certification and arts-based social programs for over 130 years. The mission of The Royal Conservatory – to develop human potential through leadership in music and the arts – is based on the conviction that the arts are humanity's greatest means to achieve personal growth and social cohesion.

The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program is a comprehensive system of music study and assessment from Elementary through to Advanced levels. In many countries, it is considered the gold standard for developing high-calibre musical literacy. Our program is used by over 30,000 teachers to support 500,000 students across North America. Our more than 5 million RCM alumni have built careers in a wide range of fields, including medicine, law, journalism, and professional athletics.