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College Prep Program

RSM offers an intensive college prep program where students complete annual playing and written exams. Our playing exam is part of the Royal Conservatory of Music, which is one of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world. The Royal Conservatory examinations provide a national standard for students, parents and teachers to track and measure progress and achievements. Level by level, students expand their abilities in performance, technical patterns, and musicianship, all beginning at the Elementary levels. The written theory exam is in conjunction with the Maryland State Music Teachers Association (MSMTA) and the Royal Conservatory of Music theory exam. These exams prepare students for AP Theory exams, which will allow them to receive college credit. Upon completion of the Royal Conservatory Exam, students can earn their Artist Diploma in Performance.