It will not. Those who completed exams in-person or online by August 31, 2019 will still be eligible for Awards and Convocation consideration for the 2018-19 academic year. Note that all winners and graduates will be informed no later than the week of September 30, 2019.
For academic year 2019-20, the new timeframe in order to be considered for awards and diplomas is September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Exams taken in-person or online after June 30, 2020 until June 30, 2021 will be considered for the following academic year.
They are: Accordion/Organ/Harpsichord, Brass, Guitar, Harp, Pedagogy/Teacher, Percussion, Piano, Speech Arts & Drama, Strings, Theory (co-requisite ARCT level only), Voice, and Woodwinds.
National Gold Medals (for academic year 2019-20) will be awarded to those students who achieved the highest practical mark in the country (with a minimum of 90) and who successfully completed the corequisites for their discipline and level. National Gold Medals will be awarded for Levels 5 to 10 and include Elementary and Intermediate Piano Pedagogy. National Diploma Gold Medals are similar to National Gold Medals but are awarded for Diploma levels only, ie ARCT (including Piano Pedagogy/Teacher’s) and LRCM. National Gold Medals and National Diploma Gold Medals. Note that both these sets of awards will be offered as of the 2019-20 academic year.
West: British Columbia, Yukon
MidWest: Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
Atlantic: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, St. Pierre and Miquelon
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