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Advanced Practical Overview

Advanced Practical Exam Overview

Effective for exam registrations from January 1, 2021 onward, Advanced level remote practical exams will be conducted via Zoom. Students who register on January 1, 2021 or later will no longer be required to submit YouTube recordings for their repertoire and etudes. They will perform their full examination programs in real time during the scheduled Zoom meeting.

Students who have already registered for Level 9, Level 10 (complete and split repertoire), all ARCT including Advanced Piano Pedagogy, or Licentiate exams, or who do so before January 1, 2021 will still be allowed to submit YouTube recordings per the original deadline.


Please also ensure that you have met the Specific and General examination conditions for your instrument/discipline on this page.
  • Level 9
    Exam Registration Date Repertoire/
    Recitatives 
    Etudes OEs/Vocalises Musicianship (Sight Reading, Ear Tests, Technique) Program Form What This Means Timing
    Registered before January 1, 2021 Submitted via YouTube* Submitted via YouTube* Submitted via YouTube* Zoom exam (Prepared Sight Reading available in your account 22 hours ahead of your exam and can be prepared immediately upon receipt) Available via your Confirmation Email - submit YouTube link where indicated at the bottom of the form Schedule your Remote Exam.Record and Upload your Repertoire/Etudes BEFORE submitting your Program Form. Your Program Form is due no later than 24 hours before your exam. YouTube recording must be submitted prior to the Zoom portion of the exam, to allow the examiner to assess the complete examination as a whole.
    Registered on or after January 1, 2021 Zoom exam Zoom exam Zoom exam Zoom exam (Prepared Sight Reading available in your account 22 hours ahead of your exam and can be prepared immediately upon receipt) Available via your Confirmation Email  Schedule your Remote Exam. Your Program Form is due no later than 24 hours before your exam. Your exam time will be listed in your MyRCM account

    * To reflect the expectations of an in-person examination experience, Level 9, 10 and ARCT candidates have been instructed to record their Repertoire, Etudes and Orchestral Excerpts as one continuous performance, and to submit one complete video.  For brass and woodwinds examinations, in view of concerns related to stamina and embouchure, effective immediately, candidates may record their exam programs in several successive sessions. Each session must consist of a single unedited performance of the material recorded and must still be submitted as one complete video.
  • Level 10 - Registered before January 1, 2021

    Exams Registered before January 1, 2021

    Exam Solution Repertoire
    Recitatives
    Etudes OEs
    Vocalises

    Musicianship
    (Sight Reading, Ear Tests, Technique)

    Program Form What This Means Timing

    Level 10 (Complete Exam) 

    Online - Read How

    Submitted via YouTube Submitted via YouTube  Submitted via YouTube Zoom exam (Prepared Sight Reading available in your account 22 hours ahead of your exam and can be prepared immediately upon receipt) Available via your Confirmation Email - submit YouTube link where indicated at the bottom of the form Schedule your Remote Exam.Record and Upload your Repertoire/Etudes BEFORE submitting your Program Form. Your Program Form is due no later than 24 hours before your exam. YouTube recording must be submitted in prior to the Zoom portion of the exam, to allow the examiner to assess the complete examination as a whole.
    Level 10-Split: Repertoire
    Online -  Read How
    Submitted via YouTube n/a n/a n/a Submit YouTube link via this form (included in your email) No need for a remote exam. Record and Upload your Repertoire and then submit the YouTube link via this form February 28, 2021
    Level 10-Split: Technique, Ear, Sight Reading, and Etudes
    Online - Read How
    n/a Zoom exam Submitted via YouTube Zoom exam (Prepared Sight Reading available in your account 22 hours ahead of your exam and can be prepared immediately upon receipt) Available via your Confirmation Email. Voice: submit YouTube link where indicated at the bottom of the form Your exam will be scheduled. Piano: No YouTube submission required. Voice: Record and Upload your Vocalises BEFORE submitting your Program Form. Your Program Form is due no later than 24 hours before your exam.  Your exam time will be listed in your MyRCM account
    Level 10-Split: Technique, Orch, Ear, Sight Reading, and Etudes
    Online - Read How
    n/a Zoom exam Zoom exam Zoom exam (Prepared Sight Reading available in your account 22 hours ahead of your exam and can be prepared immediately upon receipt) Available via your Confirmation Email (disregard YouTube link section) Your exam will be scheduled. No YouTube submission required. Your exam time will be listed in your MyRCM account
    Level 10-Supplemental: Technique
    Online - Read How
    n/a Zoom exam n/a Zoom exam Available via your Confirmation Email (disregard YouTube link section) Your exam will be scheduled. No YouTube submission required. Your exam time will be listed in your MyRCM account
    Level 10-Supplemental: Ear Test
    Online - Read How
    n/a n/a n/a Zoom exam  Available via your Confirmation Email (disregard YouTube link section) Your exam will be scheduled. No YouTube submission required. Your exam time will be listed in your MyRCM account
    Level 10-Supplemental: Sight Reading
    Online -Read How
    n/a n/a n/a Zoom exam (Prepared Sight Reading available in your account 22 hours ahead of your exam and can be prepared immediately upon receipt) Available via your Confirmation Email (disregard YouTube link section) Your exam will be scheduled. No YouTube submission required. Your exam time will be listed in your MyRCM account
  • Level 10 - Registered on or after January 1, 2021

    Exams Registered on or after January 1, 2021

    Exam Solution Repertoire
    Recitatives
    Etudes OEs
    Vocalises

    Musicianship
    (Sight Reading, Ear Tests, Technique)

    Program Form What This Means Timing

    Level 10 (Complete Exam) 

    Zoom exam Zoom exam Zoom exam Zoom exam (Prepared Sight Reading available in your account 22 hours ahead of your exam and can be prepared immediately upon receipt) Available via your Confirmation Email. Your exam will be scheduled. No YouTube submission required. Your exam time will be listed in your MyRCM account
    Level 10-Split: Repertoire Zoom exam n/a n/a n/a Available via your Confirmation Email. Your exam will be scheduled. No YouTube submission required. Your exam time will be listed in your MyRCM account
    Level 10-Split: Technique, Ear, Sight Reading, and Etudes n/a Zoom exam Zoom exam Zoom exam (Prepared Sight Reading available in your account 22 hours ahead of your exam and can be prepared immediately upon receipt) Available via your Confirmation Email. Your exam will be scheduled. No YouTube submission required. Your exam time will be listed in your MyRCM account
    Level 10-Split: Technique, Orch, Ear, Sight Reading, and Etudes n/a Zoom exam Zoom exam Zoom exam (Prepared Sight Reading available in your account 22 hours ahead of your exam and can be prepared immediately upon receipt) Available via your Confirmation Email. Your exam will be scheduled. No YouTube submission required. Your exam time will be listed in your MyRCM account
    Level 10-Supplemental: Technique n/a Zoom exam n/a Zoom exam Available via your Confirmation Email. Your exam will be scheduled. No YouTube submission required. Your exam time will be listed in your MyRCM account
    Level 10-Supplemental: Ear Test n/a n/a n/a Zoom exam  Available via your Confirmation Email. Your exam will be scheduled. No YouTube submission required. Your exam time will be listed in your MyRCM account
    Level 10-Supplemental: Sight Reading n/a n/a n/a Zoom exam (Prepared Sight Reading available in your account 22 hours ahead of your exam and can be prepared immediately upon receipt) Available via your Confirmation Email. Your exam will be scheduled. No YouTube submission required. Your exam time will be listed in your MyRCM account
  • Viva Voce exam (Pedagogy and ARCT Teachers candidates)
    Exam Registration Date Repertoire Etudes

    OEs

    Vocalises

    Musicianship (Sight Reading, Ear Tests, Technique) Program Form What This Means
    Registered before and after Janaury 1, 2021. Zoom exam Zoom exam Zoom exam Zoom exam Available via your Confirmation Email (disregard YouTube link section) Schedule your Remote Exam. No YouTube submission required.
  • Advanced Piano Pedagogy & ARCT Teachers (Part 1/Practical exam)
    Exam Registration Date Repertoire Etudes OEs/Vocalises Musicianship (Sight Reading, Ear Tests, Technique) Program Form What This Means

    Registered before January 1, 2021

    Submitted via YouTube Submitted via YouTube Submitted via YouTube Zoom exam (Prepared Sight Reading available in your account 22 hours ahead of your exam and can be prepared immediately upon receipt) Available via your Confirmation Email - submit YouTube link where indicated at the bottom of the form Schedule your Remote Exam. Record and Upload your Repertoire/Etudes BEFORE submitting your Program Form. Your Program Form is due no later than 24 hours before your exam.

    Registered on or after January 1, 2021

    Zoom exam Zoom exam Zoom exam Zoom exam (Prepared Sight Reading available in your account 22 hours ahead of your exam and can be prepared immediately upon receipt) Available via your Confirmation Email. Schedule your Remote Exam. Your Program Form is due no later than 24 hours before your exam.

     
  • ARCT Performers - Piano
    Exam Registration Date Repertoire Etudes Musicianship (Sight Reading, Ear Tests, Technique) Program Form What This Means
    Registered before January 1, 2021 Submitted via YouTube Not applicable Not applicable Submit YouTube link via this form (included in your confirmation email) Record and Upload your Repertoire and then submit the YouTube link via this form, no later than February 28, 2021.
    Registered on or after January 1, 2021 Zoom exam Not applicable Not applicable Available via your Confirmation Email. Schedule your Remote Exam. No YouTube submission required.

     
  • ARCT Performers - Non-Piano
    Exam Registration Date Repertoire Program Form What This Means
    Registered before January 1, 2021 Submitted via YouTube Available via your Confirmation Email - submit YouTube link where indicated at the bottom of the form No need for a remote exam. Record and Upload your Repertoire and then submit the YouTube link via this form, no later than February 28, 2021.
    Registered on or after January 1, 2021 Zoom exam Available via your Confirmation Email. Schedule your Remote Exam. No YouTube submission required

     
  • ARCT Performers - Speech Arts
    Exam Registration Date Repertoire Discussion Musicianship (Sight Reading, Ear Tests, Technique) Program Form What This Means
    Registered before January 1, 2021 Submitted via YouTube Zoom exam Not applicable Available via your Confirmation Email - submit YouTube link where indicated at the bottom of the form Schedule your Remote Exam. Record and Upload your Repertoire BEFORE submitting your Program Form. Your Program Form is due no later than 24 hours before your exam.
    Registered on or after January 1, 2021 Zoom exam Zoom exam Not applicable Available via your Confirmation Email. Schedule your Remote Exam. No YouTube submission required

     
  • Licentiate - Piano only
    Exam Registration Date Repertoire Program Form What This Means
    Registered before January 1, 2021 Submitted via YouTube Submit YouTube link via this form (included in your email) No need for a remote exam. Record and Upload your Repertoire and then submit the YouTube link via this form, no later than February 28, 2021.
    Registered on or after January 1, 2021 Zoom exam Available via your Confirmation Email. Schedule your Remote Exam. No YouTube submission required