RCM Exam Accreditation Information

Did you know that students taking Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations can get high school credits for completing their exam requirements? In this way students can get high school credits for taking private music lessons that can count toward their graduation requirements. It is important to note that in order receive credits for practical examinations students must also complete the theory exam co-requisites.  The table below, copied from the Royal Conservatory of Music website lists the information for the province of British Columbia. Please note that the education in Canada is a provincial jurisdiction and some provinces have different requirements.Information for other provinces is available on their site.

MUSIC INSTRUMENT RCM EXAMINATIONS LEVEL RECEIVE CREDIT FOR…
Voice, Piano, Strings, Accordion, Guitar, Harp Grade 6 Practical + Grade 1 Rudiments Grade 10
Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Recorder Grade 4 Practical + Grade 1 Rudiments Grade 10
Speech Arts & Drama Grade 7 Practical + Level 1 Speech Arts Theory Grade 10
Voice, Piano, Strings, Accordion, Guitar, Harp Grade 7 Practical + Grade 2 Rudiments Grade 11
Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Recorder Grade 6 Practical + Grade 2 Rudiments Grade 11
Speech Arts & Drama Grade 8 Practical + Level 1 Speech Arts History & Literature
OR
Grade 9 Practical + Level 2 Speech Arts Theory + Level 2 Speech Arts History & Literature
Grade 11
Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Accordion, Harp Grade 8 Practical + Grade 2 Rudiments Grade 12
Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Recorder Grade 8 Practical + Grade 2 Rudiments Grade 12
Speech Arts & Drama Grade 10 Practical + Level 3 Speech Arts Theory + Level 3 Speech Arts History & Literature Grade 12

5 Replies to “RCM Exam Accreditation Information”

  1. SR

    Hi There,<br />A great question. According to the <a rel="nofollow"> RCM website </a> Grade 8 piano and Grade 2 rudiments qualify you for a Grade 12 high school arts credit, while Grade 6 piano and Grade 1 Rudiments count as a Grade 10 credit. I believe that this would be the equivalent of one full year high school course. Always best to check with your school guidance counselor as accreditation

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  2. SR

    As for whether you can have more than one credit this way, i am not sure. It would be best to check with your school guidance councellor, or contact the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and ask them.

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