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COVID-19 Update: Examinations and Programming

COVID-19 Update: Examinations and Programming

Published on June 9, 2020

The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance and The Royal Conservatory fully supports social and physical distancing.  As a result and further to the order from the government of Ontario, our building is currently closed.  Please also note the following:

The RCM Certificate Program

The goals of the RCM since the virus outbreak have been to support teachers and to enable tens of thousands of registered students to complete their exams as planned. We have addressed these goals by making online teacher resources available and by offering online testing.  Remote examinations offer a viable solution to a very difficult problem. 

We appreciate fully that the circumstances facing students and teachers across North America are varied and there are instances where the online examination and timetable do not work. Please be assured that we are here to help address and resolve those issues on a case by case basis. 

Please visit and bookmark to learn more as it contains the most up-to-date information regarding Spring and August 2020 examinations.

The Royal Conservatory schools

  • The Glenn Gould School and The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists are closed to in-person instruction for the remainder of the academic year and have moved instruction online.

  • The Royal Conservatory School has moved to online instruction including new options for the summer.  Learn more here.

Concerts and Events
We are committed to offering inspiring live music in a way that is safe and responsible.  The Royal Conservatory is following directions and recommendations from Ontario and Toronto Health officials and is cautiously and optimistically moving forward with 2020-21 concert season plans which were announced on June 9.  Read more here.

We will provide further updates on this page as this developing situation unfolds. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit any of these public health websites: