RCM Examinations Deadlines and information

The deadline for registering for a Spring RCM Exam is fast approaching. Click on Read More to see all the details and information - including how to earn a high school credit.

For those of you preparing for a an exam during the spring session, your registration deadline is March 6. Registrations can be completed online by clicking here. Be sure you have your RCM Candidate Number as well as your Teacher RCM number when you apply. 

The Theory exams will take place on May 11 & 12, while all Practical (instrumental) exams will be scheduled between June 11-30. Final details will be mailed to students closer to the examination dates.

Secondary school students in Ontario will be pleased to learn that their RCM examinations can be used towards earning their OSSD. By averaging a mark from a Practical exam and a Theory exam, students can earn the following credits:

Instrument RCM Exam Taken Credit Earned
Any instrument, including voice, but not including Speech Arts Grade 7 Practical+ Intermediate Rudiments Grade 11 Credit
Any instrument, including voice, but not including Speech Arts Grade 8 Practical+ Advanced Rudiments Grade 12 Credit

Information courtesy of RCM Examinations.

According to the Government of Ontario Ministry of Education website, there is no strict limit to the number of Music credits that can be used for completion of an OSSD. However, various universities may restrict the number of Grade 11 and 12 Credits used in calculating the student average for the admission process. Please consult your school's guidance department or university admissions office for more information.

If you need any further assistance with this, please don't hesitate to contact us or speak with your teacher. Good luck to those applying!

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Holidays at ToMA

Toronto Music Alliance is closed for the Holiday Season, with our online lessons resuming on Monday, January 4th.

ToMA Children's Choir Starting September 12!

Our ToMA Online Choir - for children ages 6-12 - is gearing up to start rehearsing on Saturday, September 12. The cost for the choir is $270 per term, with two terms during the school year. Rehearsals run from 10-11 Saturday mornings, and rehearse via Google Meet. Feel free to contact us for the link to our rehearsal room, and join in the musical fun! You can join us starting anytime, even partway through the season (we will made adjustments to the fee for later starts).

To see just a small sample of what they do, click Read More to see one of the videos from our Summer Virtual Choir program.