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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. 

Recognizing Achievement
Celebrations of Excellence

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Learning, forgetting, and relearning
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Sep. 27, 2021
What the extended pandemic summer means for our musical abilities
In many ways, the summer of 2021 was the longest summer of our lives. The extended shutdowns in Canada and the world kept many of us away from work, school, and the activities we love. Music has been particularly difficult for many of us to keep up with.
Sep. 24, 2021
ARC Ensemble Resurrects a Ukrainian Composer Relegated to Obscurity through Soviet Repression
The RCM’s ARC Ensemble Releases the World Premiere of “Chamber Works by Dmitri Klebanov” on September 24. 
Sep. 14, 2021
Congratulations to the 2021 Teachers of Distinction
RCM Teachers of Distinction are leaders in the field of music education, recognized for their contributions of creativity, dedication, innovation, and passion.