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RCS Student Portal

RCS Student Portal

RCS Student Portal
As a Royal Conservatory School student, your musical education extends beyond the studio. Visit this Student Portal frequently for the most current information on programs and opportunities to enrich your Conservatory School learning experience.

Download the 2018-19 RCS Student Handbook

Academic Dates

Fall Term: begins Saturday, September 7, 2019
Winter Term: Begins Saturday, January 11, 2020

Holidays and Scheduled Closures

October 12–14, 2019 (Thanksgiving Weekend)
December 21, 2019–January 3, 2020 (Winter Break)
February 15–17, 2020 (Family Day Weekend)
March 16–22, 2020 (March Break)
April 10–12, 2020 (Easter Weekend)
May 16-18, 2020 (Victoria Day Weekend)
July 1, 2020 (Canada Day)
August 3, 2020 (Civic Holiday)

NOTE: Make-up lessons may be scheduled on the Saturday or Sunday of a holiday weekend, or during March Break, should parents and teachers wish to do so. Make-up lessons cannot be scheduled during the Winter Break, or on statutory holidays.


  • RCS Registration & Student Services - Location & Hours

    Location

    273 Bloor Street West
    Toronto, ON M5S 1W2

    Contact

    Phone: 416.408.2825 or toll free 1.888.408.2825
    Fax: 1.866.263.4447
    Email: [email protected]

    Walk-in Hours

    Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri: 10am–4:30pm
    Wed: 10am-6:30pm
    Sat: 10am–1:30pm
    Sun: CLOSED

    Phone Hours

    Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri: 10am–4:30pm
    Wed: 10am-6:30pm
    Sat: CLOSED, walk-in only
    Sun: CLOSED

  • Performance Opportunities

    You've spent all this time practising. Now it's time to show your talent!

    Throughout the year there will be various opportunities for Conservatory School students to perform. You will be notified of these opportunites by email, and through this page.


    Contemporary Showcase Festival

    2019 Dates to be announced.

    Deadline: October
    Festival: November
    Concert & Awards: December

    Contemporary Showcase is an annual festival, devoted entirely to the music of Canadian composers. The Royal Conservatory School partners with Contemporary Showcase Toronto to host this festival, and free participation is offered to all Intermediate and Advanced (Level 4+) Music Enrichment Program students.

    Contemporary Showcase is a non-competitive festival. Adjudications take place in a master class atmosphere, designed to be informative and supportive. There are no marks or rankings, but outstanding performers are further encouraged through scholarship recognition.

    Speak to your teacher if you are interested in participating in this unique festival, and increasing your knowledge and appreciation of Canadian composers and their works!


    Student Concerts

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    Conservatory School individual instruction students are invited to share their talents through regular performance opportunities in our beautiful concert venues. Certain performance opportunities will feature different aspects of our student community (e.g., Adult Students), but every student will have the chance to perform in Temerty Theatre or Mazzoleni Concert Hall, with recitals hosted by Conservatory School staff and faculty.

    Discuss opportunities for performance with your Conservatory School teacher to set your goals for this academic year. Information for Music Enrichment Program students will also be communicated through group classes and your teachers. You can also familiarize yourself with our recital protocols.


     

    Download Protocol


    Recital Dates

    All RCS students are invited to perform in open recitals, to gain performance experience and share their work with our community.

    Recital dates for 2018-19 are available on our Student Events Calendar.

    Talk to your teacher to sign up for these recitals. We'll see you on stage!

     

     

  • Examinations & Assessments

    Assessment is an integral part of music development. Students at the Conservatory School can access a variety of assessment opportunities.

    The Conservatory School is founded on the belief that assessment in music education is of great benefit to all learners. Objective evaluation and feedback strengthens students’ motivation to achieve their goals, and consistent developmental feedback improves and refines their abilities.

    A Royal Conservatory Examination is one form of assessment, and students are also invited to obtain feedback through Simulated Exams and Performance Evaluations.

    Talk with your teacher to determine what forms of assessment are appropriate for your skill level. It is important to discuss options with your teacher before registering for any assessments. Check back regularly to find out when assessments are scheduled and to register.

    Royal Conservatory Examinations

    Learn more about completing examinations through the Royal Conservatory Certificate Program.

    Simulated Examinations

    A Simulated Exam is like a dress-rehearsal for your scheduled Royal Conservatory Examination. A Royal Conservatory examiner will lead you through the steps of a regular exam and you will be provided with a letter grade and informal critique. The experience of performing under pressure and the feedback you receive will help you further refine your performance and technique with your Conservatory School teacher in preparation for your real Royal Conservatory Examination.

    Students may register for one Simulated Examination each year, and this cost is included for students in our Music Enrichment Program.

     

    DATES & REGISTRATION

    Exam #3: Sunday, May 5, 2019
    In preparation for June Session exams.
    Registration Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2019

    REGISTER NOW

    Exam #4: Sunday, June 2, 2019
    In preparation for June Session exams.
    Registration Deadline: Monday, May 6, 2019

    REGISTER NOW

    Performance Evaluations

    Performance evaluations are available for solo, duo or collaborative performances. If you have a piece you have been working on - be it classical, jazz or contemporary - a performance evaluation enables you to receive feedback and critique on your playing and technique from one of the Conservatory Schools’ faculty members. Performance Evaluations also give you the opportunity to work on a piece with a partner or small ensemble and receive feedback on your collective performance. All participants will receive a letter grade and informal critique. Those receiving an A+ will be honoured in future recital programs.

    Students may register for one Performance Evaluation each year, at no additional cost.

    Final Performance Evaluations Date - Sunday, April 28, 2019
    Registration Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2019
    REGISTER NOW