The world's finest system of structured music study
The Royal Conservatory of Music, established in 1886, has provided an
unparalleled music education to millions of individuals from all across Canada.
Today, The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program; is considered the preeminent
music education system around the world.
Program is a comprehensive and effectively sequenced system of music study and
standard of assessment, which provides a clear path for well-rounded musical
training, from beginner to advanced levels, and a consistent and meaningful
structure for recognizing achievement, and rewarding excellence.
In all instruments and voice Ten Levels (1 – 10), plus Preparatory/Introductory
Levels and Professional ARCT (Associate of The Royal Conservatory)
designations for performers and teachers. Technical requirements, etudes,
repertoire, ear training and sight-reading at each level.
Royal Conservatory examinations equates credit toward secondary school
graduation in many schools systems across Canada, and is an important element
in entrance requirements for professional music programs at many universities
and colleges across North America.
examined including Voice…
Grade 7 Practical + Intermediate Rudiments equal a Grade 11 High School Credit.
Practical + Advanced Rudiments equal a Grade 12 High School Credit.
Practical + History and Harmony equal a pre-University Credit on the
recommendation of the teacher
IMPORTANT: Students wishing to audition for
Music Programs, Music Degrees including Music Therapy OR Piano Technician must
complete at minimum the RCM Grade 9 practical requirements with appropriate
Pedagogy Teaching Certificate in Piano. This
certification is available at NMS through private piano lessons and starts at
the Grade 9 level. Three
(3) levels in Piano Pedagogy,
the study of the teaching of piano playing, together with co-requisites,
culminates in a Teacher’s ARCT Diploma.
Theory and Composition
is taught at NMS in private lesson or group classes. The
study of how music works it examines the language and notation of music. This is a Co-requisites for RCM examinations.