BCRMTA Richmond Branch Highest-Mark Medal Information

Richmond Branch Medal Awards are awarded in the disciplines of piano, strings/guitar, woodwinds, voice and pedagogy for the highest mark in each level of the Royal Conservatory of Music exams. The application can only be submitted by the teachers of the BCRMTA Richmond branch. Application form for entries submissions are accepted based on the following criteria:

  • The student receives a minimum mark of 80 on the exam (except for the Level 10 Split Exam, where the minimum total mark of 85 must be attained), and has been studying with the teacher at the time of the student’s exam.
  • note: Pedagogy highest mark award will be awarded to all three levels of the piano pedagogy exam separately based solely on the viva voce mark. All components of each pedagogy level must be completed to apply for that level.
  • For pedagogy exams, completion refers to both Viva Voce and the Written exam (only).  Entries may be sent in after the student has completed both exams (regardless of completion order).
  • Medal recipients for all levels are exempted from performing in the awards ceremony until further notice. Medals will be distributed to the teachers as they are received. 
  • The teacher must be a member of the Richmond branch for at least 1 year.
  • Teachers are responsible for the submitted information. NO corrections will be made once the results are posted after the deadline.
  • A clear copy of the student’s examination result must accompany the application. Late entries not accepted.
  • Application is complete and legible
Discontinued communication protocols:

Telephone messages, faxes

Subject ***special note*** Exam Session Dates Application Deadline Award Presentation / Performance
All piano, instrumentalists, voice, pedagogy  May 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022 October 14, 2022 Nov 20, 2022 (CMW)
All piano, instrumentalists, voice, pedagogy July 1, 2022 – Sept 30, 2022 November 4, 2022 Feb 26, 2023
All piano, instrumentalists, voice, pedagogy Oct 1, 2022 – Jan 31, 2023 March 3, 2023 TBA
All piano, instrumentalists, voice, pedagogy Feb 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023 June 2, 2023 TBA
All piano, instrumentalists, voice, pedagogy  May 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023 August 18, 2023 TBA
  • *Medals will be awarded for ALL INSTRUMENTS & PEDAGOGY in FOUR exam sessions each calendar year. Results will be considered from all exams taken between the start & end dates of each session. 
  • Email results and application form to Rebecca Chan ( 
  • Medals presented at First Class Honours Recitals, South Arm United Church, 11051 No 3 Rd, Richmond, British Columbia (map)

BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association, Richmond Branch Medal Awards


February 1, 2022 – April 30, 2022


Level Student
1 Charlotte Wang
2 Ethan Gootman
3 Jasmine Chan         

Zitong Cao

4 Alex Ziyue Gao         

Jessica Jin

5 Catherine Zixin Liu
6 Victoria Shen
7 Chloe Hui
8 Rosaline Sun
9 Flora Zhu
10 – Split Samantha Zhu
10 – Complete Maxwell Gao
ARCT Jonathan Zhao


Level Student
8 Truman Yuan

May 1 – June 30, 2022


Level Student
4 Sarah Li
5 Cloris Wang
8 Kaydence Yu
10 – Split Janet Zhao
Level Student
6 Mingtai (Tiger) Chen

July 1 – September 30, 2022


Level Student
1 Jared Leung
3 Chloe Wang
4 Emma Chow     

Chloe Kuan

5 Blake Chen
6 Jacob Wong
8 Joanna Peng
9 Kairos Chan
10 – Complete Chelsea Huang
ARCT Allysen Kwok

October 1, 2023 – January 31, 2023


Level Student
Prep A Liam Hogan
1 Becklan Chang
4 Janice Wong
5 Devon Chow

Chloe Lai

6 Ethan Ho
7 Nathaniel Moi
8 Alice Huang
10 Split Stephanie Yan 


Level Student
1 Eric Zhou
8 Selena Zhou

Winifred Proud Memorial Scholarships

The Winifred Proud Memorial Scholarships application form is due March 1st, 2023. A scholarship of $150 will be awarded to a Level 9 piano student, $200 awarded to a Level 10 Split Piano student, and $250 awarded to a Level 10 Complete Piano student achieving the highest mark in the RCM in 2022. Theory requirements must be fulfilled for both levels. The deadline for the marks for piano & the required theory co-requisites must be received by March 1st, 2023. To be eligible for the scholarship, the student must have a mark of 80 or above (with all written subjects) for levels 9 and 10. 85 or above (with all written subjects) for level 10 split (with both parts of the level 10 examination taken within the same year) from the RCM. The student receiving the award must be studying with the teacher of the Richmond Branch of BCRMTA. Please mail all documents to the above address and marked attention to Ms. Rebecca Chan  (Re: Winifred Proud Scholarship). The recipients of the Level 9 & 10 awards are required to perform in the Scholarships Recital on Sunday, June 4th, 2023, 1:30 PM at South Arm United Church, 11051 No. 3 Road, Richmond, B.C. (map).

About the scholarship contributor

A founding member of the Richmond Branch in 1964, Winifred Proud served as the first President for two terms and helped launch the first Richmond Branch student recital. Being a music pedagogue throughout her life, at age 99, Mrs. Proud was one of the finalists for the Wisdom of Age Mentorship Award (Leisure Care Lighthouse Awards program in the Lower Mainland), “given to an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to making a difference in the lives of children.”  (Source: Richmond Branch Archive, The Vancouver Sun)

Annual Winifred Proud Piano Scholarships Recipients
Level 9 Juno Soe
Level 10 – Split Melody Wang

Richmond Branch Scholarships

Richmond Branch Scholarships are awarded annually.  The next Richmond Branch Scholarships will be awarded in the year 2023.  Eligible students must have studied with a Richmond Branch teacher and obtained the highest mark in the discipline of piano, strings, woodwinds/brass, voice, or guitar. Presentation of scholarships is scheduled for the scholarship recital on June 4th, 2023. Please refer to Richmond Branch Scholarship rules and regulations and the application form for detailed information. Results from the following exam boards are accepted by the deadline of March 1st, 2023:

  • Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), and Conservatory/other
  • Kelly Kirby Music Society, for Piano Prep A & B levels only

** Medal recipients to all levels of pedagogy are exempted from performing in the awards ceremony. However, only the Advanced level has the option of performing at the awards ceremony. Repertoire for the performance must be level 10 or above. ** 

Performance Awards:

RCM, Conservatory/Other Kelly Kirby
Prep A Prep A
Prep B Prep B
Junior Levels 1-4  
Intermediate Levels 5-7  
Level 8  
Level 9  
Level 10  
Level 10 Split – highest cumulative total – eligible in the calendar year that the final section is completed  
Level ARCT (Associate – Performers)  
Level ARCT (Associate – Pedagogy) – highest cumulative total of Advanced Parts 1-2-3  
Level Licentiate  

New Theory Awards: eligible in the calendar year that the final exam is completed

Level 9 – average mark of level 9 Harmony + History  
Level 10 – average mark of level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint + History  
Level ARCT – average mark of ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint + History + Analysis  

2022 Scholarship Recipients

Piano, RCM
Prep A Naomi Bondar
Prep B Emma Valenzuela
Juniors, Levels 1 to 4 Chelsey Chan 
Intermediate, Levels 5 to 7 Gwyneth Siu
Level 8 Kairos Chan 
Level 9 Juno Soe
Level 10 Split Melody Wang 
Strings/Guitar RCM
Intermediate Levels 5 to 7 Truman Yang
Level 8 Vivian Wang
Voice, RCM
Level 8 Urvi Ghose
Theory, RCM
Level 9 Sibo Zhang
Level 10 Sibo Zhang
ARCT Owen Yuen 

Richmond Branch Post Secondary Music Scholarships

A scholarship of up to $200 per applicant may be awarded to a full-time incoming student enrolled in a Music degree program at a University, College, or Music Conservatory. The number and value of the scholarships may be adjusted depending on the applicant pool in any given year. For more detailed information and application procedures, please refer to the Richmond Branch Post Secondary Music Scholarship rules and regulations.

Post Secondary University Scholarship Recipients
Troy Banks – Capilano University Musical Theatre 

Richmond Branch Community Service Scholarships

As a part of the Richmond Branch Scholarship Awards, a community service category was added in 2004 to acknowledge those students who give their time and talents to the community. To be eligible, the student must be studying with a member of the Richmond Branch of the BCRMTA. There are numerous ways the student can qualify – playing at seniors’ homes, at church, or anywhere in the community where they volunteer their musical skills. Students may also assist a musical organization such as a music festival or competition, Branch events, or a concert association. A minimum of 35 hours will be required for the Richmond Branch Service Award. The students with the three highest hours of service between January 1st to December 31st, 2022 will each receive $50 and a certificate. Presentation of scholarship is scheduled at the Scholarships Recital on June 4th, 2023. Please refer to Richmond Branch Community Service Scholarship rules and regulations and the application form due by March 1st, 2023, for detailed information.

Annual Community Service Scholarships Recipients
Melody Wang
Andrew Castillo

Richmond Branch Piano Competition

The Richmond Branch will be holding a piano competition to select a competitor to represent our branch at the BCRMTA Provincial Piano Competition happening in TBA, September 2024. The entry will be made through YouTube and the deadline to submit the application form is March 1, 2024.

Please click HERE for detailed rules and more information.