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Festivals, Exams and Auditions


We encourage participation in any/all music festivals to further hone performance skills.  Please visit the following websites for more information.  Participation can lead to prizes and scholarships. 


Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations

Studying classical music can lead to high school music credits.  There are two concurrent parts – practical and theoretical.  Both sets of exams must be completed to attain a level.  Theory examinations start at the Grade 5 Level of classical study.  Students must have completed all levels of theory (Grades Preparatory to Grade 5) before taking the Grade 5 examination.  Upon successful completion of the Grades 7 and 8 examinations, students may be eligible for high school music credits. Although we encourage students to do an annual practical exam, we recommend taking Grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 8 at the Royal Conservatory of Music.  Please discuss with your teacher your personal goals as there are deadlines for registration.

In House Examinations at Lippert’s

Lippert Examinations are available at any point through the school year and are a good benchmark of level with feedback about a student’s progress before moving on.  These can be an alternative to other examinations and are more cost-effective.  Some students may also use these examinations as preparation for an up-coming Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations. Speak with your teacher about all examination options. 

Audition and Performance Preparation

Lippert’s prepares students for auditions and performances at all levels.  It is up to the student to inform their teacher and the office so we can assist you in preparing your best performance.  Giving information on requirements and deadlines is the responsibility of the student.  Also, supplying any accompaniment music must be done in a timely fashion (if required). Additional costs may apply.   We recommend that all students keep an up to date record of pieces that they can perform at any time. 

I need a Letter of Reference.  What do I do?

Please inform our office in a timely fashion of any required reference letters.  We will pass the request to your teacher.  We have extensive experience writing reference letters and Lippert’s is well known and respected for musical excellence in our students.