Gibsons' Axel Loitz, 16, received a gold medal at an awards ceremony in Vancouver Sunday afternoon, March 3, from the Royal Conservatory for scoring the top mark in B.C. on the Grade 5 and Grade 6 guitar examinations.
Regional gold medals are awarded each academic year (Sept. 1 to Aug. 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 per cent on their practical examination and must have completed the co-requisite theory examinations for their respective grade and discipline.
The Royal Conservatory 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 curriculum provides a recognized standard of musical success through an effectively sequenced course of study and individual student examinations from beginner to advanced levels.
More than 250,000 examinations have taken place across B.C. in the past decade. See more on the Royal Conservatory at www.rcmusic.ca.