The RCM Certificate Program is a comprehensive and effectively sequenced program of music study and assessment, beginning with the Preparatory level(s), followed by levels 1 to 10, and concluding with the Associate Diploma of The Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT). A Licenciate Diploma of The Royal Conservatory of Music (LRCM) is available for piano. At each level, a Certificate of Achievement can be earned by successfully completing a Royal Conservatory practical examination.
Structured: The program provides a clear levelled path for well-rounded musical training, and a consistent and meaningful structure for recognizing achievement, and rewarding excellence.
Recognition of Achievement: Student performance is recognized at each level through examinations and regional and national awards. Students can celebrate their accomplishments and track their progress.
Credit: Achievement in examinations is recognized as credit toward secondary school graduation in many Canadian schools, as well as being an important element in entrance requirements for college and university music programs.
Technique: Each level of technique is designed to support the demands of the repertoire for that level. Technique includes scales, chords, arpeggios, patterns, and études. Musicianship Musicianship is developed through a thoughtful and consistent approach to the development of reading and aural skills. Musicianship skills are developed in conjunction with repertoire goals and requirements. Musicianship skills give students a solid foundation for independent creative musical explorations.