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Practical Exam Overview

Below is an overview of how, when, and which Practical examsare available for Remote Examination. Confirmation emails will be sent to students once the date and time of their online exam is scheduled. Students should refer to their MyRCM account for important exam details. If you have not yet received your confirmation email, please check that the email address associated with your account is correct and add [email protected] to your safe sender list. 

  • Piano

    Levels

    Examination Solution

    Dates

    Specific Conditions

    Prep to 8

    Remote

    Online remote practical exams will continue to be open for registration on an ongoing basis.

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    A tuned acoustic piano or a 76- or 88-key weighted electronic keyboard as a substitute for an acoustic piano is required + the General Conditions below.

    9 to Licentiate

    YouTube upload + Remote

    A tuned acoustic piano is required + the General Conditions below. See Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details

  • Piano Pedagogy

    Levels

    Examination Solution

    Dates

    Specific Conditions

    Elementary, Intermediate

    Remote

    Online remote practical exams will continue to be open for registration on an ongoing basis..

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    A tuned acoustic piano is required + the General Conditions below. See Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details.

    Advanced, Part 1

    YouTube upload + Remote

    Advanced, Part 2 (Viva Voce)

    Remote

  • Accordion, Guitar, Harp, and Harpsichord

    Levels

    Examination Solution

    Dates

    Specific Conditions

    Prep to 8

    Remote

    Online remote practical exams will continue to be open for registration on an ongoing basis.

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    See General Conditions below.

    9 to ARCT

    YouTube upload + Remote

    See General Conditions below + see Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details.

  • Brass and Woodwinds

    Levels

    Examination Solution

    Dates

    Specific Conditions

    Prep to 4

    Remote

    Online remote practical exams will continue to be open for registration on an ongoing basis.

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    Three accompaniment options: 1) On-site collaborative pianist, or 2) Recorded accompaniment, or 3) Unaccompanied performance; + the General Conditions below

    5 to 8

    Remote

    Three accompaniment options: 1) On-site collaborative pianist, or 2) Recorded accompaniment, or 3) Unaccompanied performance; + the General Conditions below

    9 to ARCT

    YouTube upload* + Remote

    On-site collaborative pianist required + the General Conditions below. See Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details.


    * To reflect the expectations of an in-person examination experience, Level 9, 10 and ARCT candidates have been instructed to record their Repertoire, Etudes, and Orchestral Excerpts as one continuous performance, and to submit one complete video.  For brass and woodwinds examinations, in view of concerns related to stamina and embouchure, effective immediately, candidates may record their exam programs in several successive sessions. Each session must consist of a single unedited performance of the material recorded and all sessions must still be submitted together as one complete video.
  • Organ
    Levels

    Examination Solution

    All Levels Deferred
  • Percussion
    Levels

    Examination Solution

    Dates

    Specific Conditions

    Prep to 8 Remote

    Online remote practical exams will continue to be open for registration on an ongoing basis.

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    Students must have the appropriate instruments for their level available at their location + the General Conditions below.

    9 to ARCT Remote Students must have the appropriate instruments for their level available at their location + the General Conditions below. See Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details.
  • Speech Arts
    Levels

    Examination Solution

    Dates

    Specific Conditions

    Prep – Level 10 Remote

    Online remote practical exams will continue to be open for registration on an ongoing basis.

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    See General Conditions below

    ARCT Teachers Parts 1 and 2 Remote See General Conditions below + see Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details.
    ARCT Performer's YouTube Upload + Remote See General Conditions below + see Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details.
  • Strings

    Levels

    Examination Solution

    Dates

    Specific Conditions

    Prep to 4

    Remote

    Online remote practical exams will continue to be open for registration on an ongoing basis.

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    Three accompaniment options: 1) On-site collaborative pianist, or 2) Recorded accompaniment, or 3) Unaccompanied performance; + the General Conditions below

    5 to 8

    Remote

    Three accompaniment options: 1) On-site collaborative pianist, or 2) Recorded accompaniment, or 3) Unaccompanied performance; + the General Conditions below

    9 to ARCT

    YouTube upload + Remote

    On-site collaborative pianist required + the General Conditions below. See Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details.

  • Voice
    Levels

    Examination Solution

    Dates

    Specific Conditions

    Prep to 4 Remote

    Online remote practical exams will continue to be open for registration on an ongoing basis.

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    Two accompaniment options: 1) On-Site Collaborative pianist, or 2) Recorded accompaniment; + the General Conditions below

    5 to 8 Remote Two accompaniment options: 1) On-Site Collaborative pianist, or 2) Recorded accompaniment; + the General Conditions below
    9 – ARCT YouTube Upload + Remote On-Site Collaborative pianist required + the General Conditions below. See Advanced Practical Overview chart for further details.

General Conditions

  • You need a smartphone (iOS or Android), tablet (iOS or Android), or a computer with webcam and mic (PC or Mac). We recommend using a smartphone or tablet (instead of a computer).
  • You need a reliable, high speed (1.5Mbps and faster) Internet connection services. For best results, we recommend that during your exam, others in your household refrain from accessing the internet.
  • You need the appropriate instrument(s) available at your location. 
If your exam requires working with a collaborative pianist, please follow local health and government directions related to social distancing.