RCM Certificate Program Video Series - Spring 2020
This series of videos was created by distinguished members of the RCM College of Examiners to share information and insights into successful preparation for RCM remote exams for both practical and theory. The goal of the videos is to provide guidance and support for teachers in helping their students transition to online exams. After watching the videos, teachers will have a clearer sense of what to expect in their students’ remote exams and will be better equipped to support them with confidence and enthusiasm.
Video 1: What to Expect During Remote Practical Exams
This video provides an introduction to and overview of the remote exam experience, including a review of the scheduling process, a walk through all the components of the exam, and an explanation of how exams will unfold in the remote exam situation. A panel of examiners who were involved in the remote exam beta testing share their experiences and insights, along with demonstrations of exam components and tips to ensure a successful and positive experience for students.
Video 2: Theory Levels 5 – 8: Transitioning from Written Preparation to Online Exams
In this video, Maria Case and Janet Lopinski explore the similarities and differences between written and online theory examinations. The presentation explores examples of how traditional theory concepts are tested in the online environment, and shares ideas and specific activities to help your students make a smooth transition from written preparation to the online exam.
Video 3: History Levels 9 – ARCT: Transitioning from Written Preparation to Online Exams
This video compares the traditional written history examinations at Level 9, 10 and ARCT with the online experience. A review of online exam question categories, including the listening component and comparative essays is complemented with strategies for guiding students through a rewarding and enriching transition to a successful exam experience.
Video 4: Successful Preparation for Remote Elementary and Intermediate Piano Exams
A panel of expert piano teachers and examiners shares ideas on how to prepare students for their first remote exam experience. The discussion includes strategies and time-lines for preparation, challenges and benefits of remote preparation, and aspects of evaluation.
Video 5: Successful Preparation for Remote Elementary Instrumental Exams
A panel of expert teachers and examiners shares ideas on how to prepare students for their first remote exam experience. The discussion includes strategies and time-lines for preparation, aspects of evaluation, and specific challenges associated with preparing for instrumental examinations without a collaborative pianist.
Video 6: Successful Preparation for Remote Advanced Level Practical Exams
This video explores preparation strategies for remote advanced level exams. Experienced diploma level examiners and master teachers share insights and ideas on how to make the best of available resources to prepare a YouTube video that shows each student at their best!
Video 7: A Peek into the Exam Room: Musicianship Test Demonstrations
The final video of the series consists of demonstrations of remote ear tests and prepared sight reading, from the Preparatory Level through to Level 10.