National Gold Medals
National Gold Medals are awarded for each academic year (i.e., August 1 to June 30) in Preparatory to Level 10, plus Elementary and Intermediate Pedagogy, to those who have obtained the highest marks in each level and in each of the following disciplines: accordion, brass, guitar, harp, organ, percussion, piano, strings, woodwinds, and voice. To qualify for National Gold Medals, candidates must have obtained at least 80 percent in the practical examination and have completed the co-requisite theory examinations for their respective level and have their RCM account in good financial standing.
A Gold Medal for Excellence in Theory will be awarded each academic year (August 1 to June 30) to the candidate who has achieved the highest average mark upon the completion of all of the following examinations:
- Level 9 Harmony, or level 9 Keyboard Harmony
- Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint, or Level 10 Keyboard Harmony
- ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint, or ARCT Keyboard Harmony
- Level 9 History
- Level 10 History
- ARCT History
Candidates will be considered for the Gold Medal for Excellence in Theory in the academic year in which they are eligible to graduate with an ARCT diploma. Candidates must obtain an overall average of at least 80 percent for the eight examinations and have their RCM account in good financial standing.