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Deadline for Awards and Diploma Eligibility for 2023
Updated January 17, 2023
To be eligible for Fall 2023 awards and/or completion of ARCT/LRCM Diplomas for this Academic Year, all exams (practical and theory) must be completed by June 30, 2023. Any exams taken after June 30, 2023, will be applied towards 2024 graduation and/or awards consideration.viewed here.
The full list of awards and requirements can be
Updated January 17, 2023
Registration is open for the May/June session for both Practical and Theory in-person exams. This includes all practical disciplines, intermediate theory (Levels 5 – 8), and advanced theory (Levels 9 – ARCT). Please note that history exams are available online only. Remote exams will continue to be available on an ongoing basis throughout the year, subject to availability.
Updated November 29, 2022
RCM Remote Exams are still available all year ‘round! They are a convenient and flexible way to support achievement. Students can complete their practical (instrumental) exams, on their own instrument at a time and place that is convenient for them! Theory (written) exams can be completed online at any time.
We encourage students to discuss with their teachers how a remote examination can help them achieve the next step in their musical journey.
April 2023 (Piano Only)
Updated September 8, 2022
The RCM is pleased to again offer in-person piano practical exams. Registration for the April exam session — for piano only — is now open! The deadline to register is January 10, 2023. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Consider registering your students early to ensure they have their preferred date and time!
Remote practical exams will continue to be available on an ongoing basis throughout the year, subject to availability.
December 2022/January 2023
Updated October 31, 2022
We are pleased to announce that the registration deadline for the December/January session has been extended to November 8, 2022. For this session, The RCM is again offering in-person exams for both Practical and select Theory exams.
This includes all practical disciplines, intermediate theory (Levels 5 – 8), and advanced theory (Levels 9, 10, ARCT) exam levels. Please note that history exams are available online only.
Registration is on a first come, first served basis, so consider registering your students early to ensure they have their spot!
Remote exams continue to be available for practical exams on an ongoing basis, subject to availability. Intermediate Theory also remains available through the Online Study Guide and the Online Theory Exam option.
Modification to Accompanist Requirement for COVID-19
Updated July 25, 2022
The modified policy is intended to accommodate those who are unable to safely work with a collaborative pianist. Students are strongly encouraged to continue to perform with collaborative pianists whenever possible.
These temporary modifications to the requirements outlined in the syllabi will remain in place through September 30, 2022.
Please click here to view the modified policy.
In-Person Practical Exam Health and Safety Policies
Updated March 21, 2022
The health and safety of the RCM community continues to be our number-one priority as we transition back to in-person exams. To provide an enhanced environment for both students and examiners, please note the following:
- We ask students to be accompanied by only one parent or guardian, except for voice and instrumental exams where both one parent and the collaborative pianist are allowed.
- Individuals will make a personal decision regarding the use of masks, and it is important that everyone respects the choice made by others. We recommend face coverings; however, they are not required.
- Students must wash or sanitize their hands prior to their exam.
- Wipes will be available for keyboard sanitization between exams