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Practical Exam Overview

Below is an overview of how, when, and which Practical examsare available for Remote Examination. Confirmation emails will be sent to students once the date and time of their online exam is scheduled. Students should refer to their MyRCM account for important exam details. If you have not yet received your confirmation email, please check that the email address associated with your account is correct and add [email protected] to your safe sender list. 

  • Piano

    Levels

    Examination Type

    Dates

    Specific Conditions

    Prep to 8

    Remote

    Online remote practical exams will continue to be open for registration on an ongoing basis.

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    A tuned acoustic piano or a 76- or 88-key weighted electronic keyboard as a substitute for an acoustic piano is required + the General Conditions below.

    9 to Licentiate

    See Advanced Practical Overview chart

    A tuned acoustic piano is required + the General Conditions below. See Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details

  • Piano Pedagogy

    Levels

    Examination Type

    Dates

    Specific Conditions

    Elementary, Intermediate

    Remote

    Online remote practical exams will continue to be open for registration on an ongoing basis.

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    A tuned acoustic piano is required + the General Conditions below. See Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details.

    Advanced, Part 1

    Remote

    Advanced, Part 2 (Viva Voce)

    Remote

  • Accordion, Guitar, Harp, and Harpsichord

    Levels

    Examination Type

    Dates

    Specific Conditions

    Prep to 8

    Remote

    Online remote practical exams will continue to be open for registration on an ongoing basis.

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    See General Conditions below.

    9 to ARCT

    Remote

    See General Conditions below + see Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details.

  • Brass and Woodwinds

    Levels

    Examination Type

    Dates

    Specific Conditions

    Prep to 4

    Remote

    Online remote practical exams will continue to be open for registration on an ongoing basis.

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    Three accompaniment options: 1) On-site collaborative pianist, or 2) Recorded accompaniment, or 3) Unaccompanied performance; + the General Conditions below

    5 to 8

    Remote

    Three accompaniment options: 1) On-site collaborative pianist, or 2) Recorded accompaniment, or 3) Unaccompanied performance; + the General Conditions below

    9 to ARCT

    Remote

    On-site collaborative pianist required + the General Conditions below. See Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details.

  • Organ
    Levels

    Examination Solution

    All Levels Deferred
  • Percussion
    Levels

    Examination Type

    Dates

    Specific Conditions

    Prep to 8 Remote

    Online remote practical exams will continue to be open for registration on an ongoing basis.

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    Students must have the appropriate instruments for their level available at their location + the General Conditions below.

    9 to ARCT Remote Students must have the appropriate instruments for their level available at their location + the General Conditions below. See Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details.
  • Speech Arts
    Levels

    Examination Type

    Dates

    Specific Conditions

    Prep – Level 10 Remote

    Online remote practical exams will continue to be open for registration on an ongoing basis.

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    See General Conditions below. Please read this document for further details on exam format and preparation.

    ARCT Teachers Parts 1 and 2 Remote See General Conditions below + see Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details. Please click here for further details on exam format.
    ARCT Performer's Remote See General Conditions below + see Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details. Please click here for further details on exam format.
  • Strings

    Levels

    Examination Type

    Dates

    Specific Conditions

    Prep to 4

    Remote

    Online remote practical exams will continue to be open for registration on an ongoing basis.

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    Three accompaniment options: 1) On-site collaborative pianist, or 2) Recorded accompaniment, or 3) Unaccompanied performance; + the General Conditions below

    5 to 8

    Remote

    Three accompaniment options: 1) On-site collaborative pianist, or 2) Recorded accompaniment, or 3) Unaccompanied performance; + the General Conditions below

    9 to ARCT

    Remote

    On-site collaborative pianist required + the General Conditions below. See Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details.

  • Voice
    Levels

    Examination Type

    Dates

    Specific Conditions

    Prep to 4 Remote

    Online remote practical exams will continue to be open for registration on an ongoing basis.

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    Two accompaniment options: 1) On-Site Collaborative pianist, or 2) Recorded accompaniment; + the General Conditions below

    5 to 8 Remote Two accompaniment options: 1) On-Site Collaborative pianist, or 2) Recorded accompaniment; + the General Conditions below
    9 – ARCT Remote On-Site Collaborative pianist required + the General Conditions below. See Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details.

General Conditions

  • You need a smartphone (iOS or Android), tablet (iOS or Android), or a computer with webcam and mic (PC or Mac). We recommend using a smartphone or tablet (instead of a computer).
  • You need a reliable, high speed (1.5Mbps and faster) Internet connection services. For best results, we recommend that during your exam, others in your household refrain from accessing the internet.
  • You need the appropriate instrument(s) available at your location. 
If your exam requires working with a collaborative pianist, please follow local health and government directions related to social distancing.