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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Royal Conservatory of Music Launches Video Challenge for Piano Students Across North America

October 30, 2014—The Royal Conservatory of Music is challenging piano students across Canada to present their best piano performances! Beginning today, The Royal Conservatory is inviting students to participate in its Share the Celebration: Celebration Series® Video Countdown for a chance to have their performances featured on The Conservatory’s website and social media channels.

To take part, students record a video performance of one of twelve pieces [see list below] that will appear in the upcoming edition of theCelebration Series, The Royal Conservatory’s acclaimed series of piano literature and supporting material for music teachers and students. Each piece corresponds to a level of the internationally renowned Royal Conservatory Certificate Program, The Royal Conservatory’s system of learning and assessment.

Once the videos are recorded, students upload them to YouTube or Vimeo and share the URL via an online submission form. There is a limit of one video entry per person. 

A selection committee will review the videos and choose the performances that will be featured on The Royal Conservatory website and social media channels. Winners will be announced on a weekly basis beginning January 12, 2015, leading up to the launch of theCelebration Series, 2015 Edition on March 21.

Prospective participants can learn more by, consulting the contest rules, or by or 1.800.461.6058 x350.

Selection (Composer)
Submission Deadline
Prep A
The Haunted Harp (Christine Donkin)
December 15, 2014
Prep B
The Calico Cat (Helen Marlais)
Climb Up On an Elephant (Nancy Tefler)
Turkish Bazaar (Mark Mrozinski)
Zinc Pink (Dennis Alexander
Positively Swinging (Christopher Norton)
January 5, 2015
Sunset in Rio (Mike Springer)
Douglas Firs (Stephen Chatman)
Rock Zone (Robert Vandall)
Jazz Exercise no. 2 (Oscar Peterson)
February 7, 2015
Monarchs  (Martha Hill Duncan)
Dance (Juba) (Nathaniel Dett)

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, assessment, performances, and teacher education programs, The Conservatory has had a substantial impact on the lives of millions of people globally. In addition, the organization has helped to train a number of internationally celebrated artists including Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, David Foster, Sarah McLachlan, Angela Hewitt, and Diana Krall. Motivated by its powerful mission to develop human potential through leadership in music and arts education, The Royal Conservatory has emerged over the last two decades as a leader in the development of arts-based programs that address a wide range of social issues. For more information, please visit

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