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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. 


Related News

Mar. 26, 2021
The RCM Pushes for Action: Help Persuade Government to Support Music Teachers
Dr. Peter Simon, Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory of Music, was recently interviewed by William Littler for an article in the Toronto Star and other newspapers titled: “Music teachers need government help to weather the pandemic”.
Mar. 10, 2021
RCM Musicians Honoured with 2021 Juno Award Nominations
In keeping with tradition, members of The Royal Conservatory community have garnered Juno Award nominations in the double digits – some earning more than one.
Mar. 5, 2021
Min-Jeong Koh Appointed RCM Program Development Leader (String Instruments)
In this new position, Dr. Koh will work across multiple divisions of The Royal Conservatory providing leadership in teacher training and pedagogy, and will also serve as a member of the teaching faculty at The Glenn Gould School and The Taylor Academy.
Feb. 25, 2021
Alumnus Oscar Peterson Featured in New Heritage Minute
The legacy of Oscar Peterson, RCM alumnus and widely regarded as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, has been showcased in a new Historica Canada Heritage Minute that follows Dr. Peterson from his humble beginnings in the Montreal neighbourhood of Little Burgundy to his rise to fame.