Each year the Shuswap Branch of the Registered Music Teachers recognize their students that have successfully accomplished advanced level piano exams with their prerequisite theoretical exams, Grade 8 to Associate level (ARCT). Royal Conservatory and Conservatory Canada send examiners to the community each year to examine students, providing a valuable comprehensive assessment of musicianship by including repertoire, technical tests, études, ear and sight reading.
Each grade requires examinations also in theoretical subjects. Grade 8 is equivalent to Grade 12 school credits and grades above that are considered post-secondary.
Congratulations go to Ben Sui, Julianne Moore and Teslyn Bates for Grade 8 piano and Sarah Trentalance, Aleta Lu and Susannah Wark for Grade 8 and Jessica Brown, Gaila Hemphill, Timothy Weicker and Liisa Befus for Grade 10. Serafina Muto attained the ARCT level.