High quality: The Royal Conservatory offers a rigorous, internationally renowned standard of music education, discipline and assessment.
Comprehensive: The RCM Certificate Program incorporates repertoire, etudes/studies, sight-reading, ear training, technique and theory for multiple disciplines.
Structured: The program provides a clear levelled path for well-rounded musical training, and a consistent and meaningful structure for recognizing achievement, and rewarding excellence.
Recognition of Achievement: Student performance is recognized at each level through examinations and regional and national awards. Students can celebrate their accomplishments and track their progress.
Credit: Achievement in examinations is recognized as credit toward secondary school graduation in many Canadian schools, as well as being an important element in entrance requirements for college and university music programs.
Accredited Assessment: Examinations are professional, objective and consistent, delivered by accredited examiners for students at all levels of study.
Pedagogical Support: Teachers receive support through published syllabi, series and other academic resources such as official examination papers and sample examinations. Ongoing professional development opportunities are also available via online resources, courses and regional workshops.
Convenient: Both students and teachers can register online for the certificate program with no additional fees or administration required.
Adaptable: Teachers may choose their own pedagogical approaches and methodologies for their students.
Lifelong Enjoyment of Music: The skills that students acquire through The RCM Certificate Program will give them the musical proficiency and the tools they need to enjoy playing music for the rest of their lives.