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CM or RCM?

What are the differences between the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) music exam and the California-based Certificate of Merit (CM)? Learn about them both here.

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Yiyi Ku Sep 22, 2018 Methods and Exams
National Piano Guild Auditions – Part I

So what is it about the National Piano Guild Auditions that I like so much? If you are one who does not believe in any type of assessments whatsoever, I hope to convince you that this one is worth doing. Here are some unique qualities about the Guild Auditions that may be different from other types of assessments out there.

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Yiyi Ku Aug 13, 2013 Methods and Exams
Comparing different music testing systems

I feel strongly that we as music teachers need to understand the differences and requirements of various exam/testing systems, before deciding in general that testing is not “healthy” for our students. I would like to give my personal opinion about the different music audition/festival/exam systems I am aware of.

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Yiyi Ku Mar 4, 2011 Methods and Exams