About Our Program
About The RCM Certificate Program
From beginner to advanced, The RCM provides an internationally renowned standard of music education and achievement.
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Music is a mind builder - both the research and our alumni agree
Discover our 130 year tradition of structured music education, and why it's the gold standard.
Learn more about our curriculum and the disciplines supported
Our program is designed to inspire students through assessment and achievement
Discover a system of music education that is recognized world wide for its excellence, with a 130-year tradition in Canada.
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Why Study Music?
Music education is the most powerful tool for attaining children's full intellectual, social, and creative potential. How do we know? Here's what the research and our alumni have to say.
THE BENEFITS OF MUSIC EDUCATION
Curriculum and Disciplines
Our curriculum helps students achieve the skills they need to become proficient, leading to a lifelong enjoyment of music.
CURRICULUM AND DISCIPLINES
From receiving a certificate at the successful completion of assessment at every level to Gold Medals and Diplomas, we support student success at every stage.
Alumnus Oscar Peterson Featured in New Heritage Minute
The legacy of Oscar Peterson, RCM alumnus and widely regarded as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, has been showcased in a new Historica Canada Heritage Minute that follows Dr. Peterson from his humble beginnings in the Montreal neighbourhood of Little Burgundy to his rise to fame.
Black History Month
In honour of Black History Month, learn about some trailblazing Black musicians and their contributions to everything from classical to popular music.