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About Our Program

About The RCM Certificate Program
From beginner to advanced, The RCM provides an internationally renowned standard of music education and achievement.
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Curious about our program? Start here

Why Study Music?

Music is a mind builder - both the research and our alumni agree

Program Overview

Discover our 130 year tradition of structured music education, and why it's the gold standard.

Curriculum and Disciplines

Learn more about our curriculum and the disciplines supported

Recognizing Achievement

Our program is designed to inspire students through assessment and achievement

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Program Overview

Discover a system of music education that is recognized world wide for its excellence, with a 130-year tradition in Canada. 

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Why Study Music?

Music education is the most powerful tool for attaining children's full intellectual, social, and creative potential. How do we know? Here's what the research and our alumni have to say. 

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Curriculum and Disciplines

Our curriculum helps students achieve the skills they need to become proficient, leading to a lifelong enjoyment of music.

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Recognizing Achievement

From receiving a certificate at the successful completion of assessment at every level to Gold Medals and Diplomas, we support student success at every stage. 


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Feb. 8, 2021
Black History Month
In honour of Black History Month, learn about some trailblazing Black musicians and their contributions to everything from classical to popular music. 
Jan. 31, 2021
Ready to Launch: The Rebanks Family Fellowship Positions Emerging Artists for Success
The Glenn Gould School is proud to present a special concert featuring solo and chamber works by alumni of The Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program. 
Jan. 4, 2021
Adrian Fung Appointed Senior Vice President, RCM Learning Systems
In this newly created position, Mr. Fung will oversee the continuing development of the RCM’s comprehensive system of music study which provides integrated curriculum and assessment to hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, and music schools each year.
Dec. 4, 2020
RCM Community Makes Up Half of CBC Music's Top 20 List
From alumni and faculty of the RCM Certificate Program and The Glenn Gould School to Royal Conservatory Honourary Fellows, here are the members of the RCM community celebrated on this year's Top 20 list this year.