The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program
92Y School of Music named as founding school of the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program
The Music Development Program, created by The Royal Conservatory encourages musical excellence across America.
92Y is proud to announce that it has been named as a Founding School of the Royal Conservatory Music Develoment Program, joining over 90 community schools across the United States who also hold this distinction. The Music Development Program’s Founding Schools initiative brings together diverse schools and institutions from across the US in the pursuit of excellence in music education.
December 2012 Assessment Dates:
Performance: Dec 8 and 9
Theory: Dec 15 and 16
Location: Shetler Studios, W. 54th Street and Broadway
What is The Music Development Program?
The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program provides a recognized national standard of musical success through an effectively sequenced course of study from beginner to advanced levels.
The Music Development Program inspires excellence through individual student assessments and allows students to celebrate accomplishment and track their progress with others across the country. It also supports teachers with high-quality and innovative resources. All students deserve the opportunity to celebrate their musical achievements nationally. Join the growing community of teachers, students and families who are discovering the benefits of The Music Development Program as it enriches their lives!
Ear Training and Music Theory Classes
For students taking private lessons, broadening your knowledge of music theory or preparing for the Music Development Program, consider taking ear training and music theory classes at 92Y School of Music.
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WHY CHOOSE THE Music Development PROGRAM?
A Comprehensive Program of Musical Development
The Music Development Program encompasses four main areas:
Each level includes a broad selection of pieces representing a variety of styles and periods.
Repertoire selections are leveled progressively in difficulty.
Periodic reviews of the repertoire keep the selections fresh and innovative.
Teachers and students can add favorite pieces through the Teacher’s Choice and Own Choice selections.
Each level of technique is designed to support the demands of the repertoire for that level.
Technique includes scales, chords, arpeggios, patterns, and études.
A thoughtful and consistent approach to the development of reading and aural skills.
Musicianship skills are developed in conjunction with repertoire goals and requirements.
Musicianship skills give students a solid foundation for independent creative musical explorations.
The Music Development Program’s academic subjects support students in acquiring the theoretical and historical knowledge necessary for music literacy.
Theoretical levels are tied to practical levels, reinforcing concepts encountered in repertoire, technique and musicianship studies.
At-the-keyboard assessments of keyboard harmony and musicianship present students with an opportunity to develop skills in improvisation and composition.
How does a national standard benefit students and their families?
A national standard represents an opportunity for students to measure their progress and achievements both individually and with their peers, which supports the continued pursuit of excellence
All students, regardless of location, are assessed according to the same guidelines and have access to the same resources for learning and preparation
Students will advance based on their personal learning achievements regardless of age or school grade
Families can be assured that their children are taking part in a nationally recognized and fully supported program, with continued opportunities for assessment and personal development
Families gain a clearer understanding of musical progress and achievement with a national standard, and recognize opportunities for the personal growth of their children.