Awards

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 (pdf/word document) 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.
  • MEETING ATTENDANCE AND VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS ARE SUSPENDED FOR 2020 AND 2021 BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CLOSURES AND TO CELEBRATE OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY.
  • 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 instrumentalists, voice, pedagogy <EXCEPT PIANO> Feb 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021 September 17, 2021 TBA
PIANO ONLY May 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021 September 17, 2021 TBA
All piano, instrumentalists, voice, pedagogy July 1, 2021 – Sept 30, 2021 November 5, 2021 TBA
All piano, instrumentalists, voice, pedagogy Oct 1, 2021 – Jan 31, 2022 March 4, 2022 TBA
<new> All piano, instrumentalists, voice, pedagogy Feb 1, 2022 – April 30, 2022 June 3, 2022 TBA
<new> All piano, instrumentalists, voice, pedagogy May 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022 August 5, 2022 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 (awards@bcrmta.com). 
  • 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

June 2020

Piano

Level Student
Prep A Kaitlin Hui
Prep B Sienna Hirtle
1 Xinyu Song
2 Emma Chow
3 Eywa Wang
4 Joanna Peng
5 Bethanie Choi
6 Naima Yekani

Rosaline Sun

7 Kaelyn Tan
8 Sophia Nicol
9 Maxwell Gao
10 Split Allysen Kwok
ARCT Jiayi Wu

Guitar

Level Student
4 Haoyue Tang
8 Alan He

August 2020

Piano

Level Student
1 Grace Chow
2 Blake Chen
3 Chloe Pang
4 Sienna Sugiarto
5 Alice Huang
6 Vince Gok Yu Chan
7 Vanessa Chiu
8 Teresa Pan
9 Vickie Shini Wang
10 Complete Tony Yihan Shi
ARCT Averyn Ngan

Guitar

Level Student
6 Truman Yuan

Woodwinds

Level Student
4 Charlie Can ChenWu

Darren Tsai

5 Ingrid Li

September 2020 – January 2021

Piano

Level Student
1 Jasmine Chan
3 Aaren Ng
5 Aaron Chow
6 Evangeline Chow
7 Andrew Ng
8 Matthew Moi
9 Chelsea Huang
10 Split Serena Phu
10 Complete Enver Chan

February – April 2021

Piano

Level Student
Prep A Naomi Bondar
Prep B Emma Valenzuela
2 Eirena Wang
5 Elven Zhang
7 Colin Ng
8 Isaac Li
9 Teresa Pan
10 Split Melody Wang

May 1 – June 30 2021

Piano

Level Student
Prep B Naomi Bondar
1 Chelsey Chan
2 Luke Fahlman
3 Jiyen T.J.Kabir
4 Jacob Wang
5 Liya Ng
8 Megan Szutu

Vivian Khong

9 Matthew Huang

Winifred Proud Memorial Scholarships

The Winifred Proud Memorial Scholarships application form is due March 2nd, 2022. 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 2021. 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 2nd, 2022. 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, TBA, 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 N/A
Level 10 N/A

Richmond Branch Scholarships

Richmond Branch Scholarships are awarded annually.  The next Richmond Branch Scholarships will be awarded in the year 2022.  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 TBA. 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 2, 2022:

  • 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

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Kelly Kirby
Prep A Apphia Lee
Piano, RCM
Prep A Kaitlin Hui
Juniors, Levels 1 to 4 Emma Chow
Intermediate, Levels 5 to 7 Vanessa Chiu
Level 8 Teresa Pan
Level 9 Maxwell Gao
Level 10 Split Allysen Kwok
ARCT Jiayi Wu
Woodwind, RCM
Juniors, Levels 1 to 4 Oscar Liu, Hannah Xu, Charlie Wu, Darren Tsai
Intermediate Levels 5 to 7 Eric Ou
Level 8 Alan Chen
Strings/Guitar RCM
Intermediate Levels 5 to 7 Haoyue Tang
Level 8 Alan He
Theory, RCM
Level 9 Jocelyn Zhang
Level 10 Joyann Hua
ARCT Maxwell Gao

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, 2021 will each receive $50 and a certificate. Presentation of scholarship is scheduled at the Scholarships Recital on TBA. Please refer to Richmond Branch Community Service Scholarship rules and regulations and the application form due by March 2nd, 2022, for detailed information.

Annual Community Service Scholarships Recipients
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 Parksville, September 2022. The entry will be made through YouTube and the deadline to submit the application form is March 1, 2022.
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Please click HERE for detailed rules and more information.