Oxford Mills resident Hanna MacNaughtan has won a Gold Medal for scoring the top mark in Ontario on The Royal Conservatory’s Level 6 Harp examination. She received the award at a recent ceremony in Toronto at The Royal Conservatory’s national headquarters.
Hanna is one of our adult students. She has been taking harp lessons for the last five years with Richmond teacher Lucile Brais Hildesheim. She is a registered oncology nurse at Ottawa General Hospital and sometimes brings her travel harp to the office to play for patients.
Regional Gold Medals are awarded each academic year (September 1 to August 31) to Conservatory examination candidates in Preparatory A and B and Grades 1 to 10 who achieve the highest mark in their respective province or designated region. Eligible candidates must score at least 80% on their practical examination and must have completed the co-requisite theory examinations for their respective grade and discipline. Gold Medal ceremonies are held annually in cities across Canada, often in conjunction with Convocation ceremonies, to recognize students’ achievements and acknowledge the contributions of their teachers.
The Royal Conservatory of Music is one of the largest and most respected music and arts education institutions in the world. Providing the definitive standard of excellence in music education through its curriculum, assessments, performances, and teacher education programs, The Conservatory has had a substantial impact on the lives of millions of people globally. The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program provides a recognized standard of musical achievement through an effectively sequenced course of study and individual student examinations from beginner to advanced levels. Each year, nearly 100,000 examinations are written in communities across North America. For more information, or to register for an examination, please visit rcmusic.ca.