BCRMTA Richmond Branch Highest-Mark Medal Information

Richmond RMT Medals are awarded in the disciplines of piano, string, woodwinds and voice for the highest mark in each level of the Royal Conservatory of Music exams. 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:

  • 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.
  • Richmond Branch 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.
  • Medal recipients to all levels of pedagogy are exempted from performing in the awards ceremony. However, only Advanced level has the option of performance at the awards ceremony. Repertoire for the performance must be level 10 or above. 
  • Teacher must be a member of the Richmond branch for at least 1 year.
  • Teacher is required to attend at least 2 general meetings plus the Annual General Meeting per school year (luncheon is not considered a meeting) AND volunteer in order to be eligible for students’ awards.  Exemption is granted to any teachers who is a Committee Chairperson or Member.
  • A clear copy of student’s examination result must accompany the application. Late entries not accepted.
  • Application is complete and legible

Discontinued communication protocols:

Telephone messages, faxes

Exam Session Exam Results Deadline Medal Presentation
June 2017 September 15, 2017 October 15, 2017
August 2017 October 15, 2017 January 14, 2018
January 2018 March 15, 2018 May 6, 2018
April 2018 May 15, 2018 June 10, 2018
  • 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

August 2017


Level Student
Prep A Tank Samuel Sanz-Diaz

Emma Law

2 Karen Pang
3 Sophia Nicol
4 Moira Guanlao
5 Joyann Hua
8 Serena Phu
9 Naiomi Chin

Karen Wei

10 Complete Makayla Wijanta
10 Split Annie Wei
ARCT Performers Alia Xu

Ken Ming Hao Bai

Elementary Pedagogy Vanessa Kong


Level Student
6 Megan Chow
9 David Wang

January 2018


Level Student
Prep A Aden Labao
1 Davin Miao
3 Yolanda Tang

Andrew Ng 

4 Lucy Meng
5 Minrui Zhu
6 Serena Yuan
7 Maxwell Gao
8 Matthew Liu
9 Xingru Liu
10 Split Phillip Rojkov
10 Complete Emily Shi

April 2018


Level Student
3 Dejan Yeung
4 Manish Sadalapure
6 Nicholas Viegas
9 Allysen Kwok

Winifred Proud Scholarship

The Winifred Proud Piano Scholarships application form is due February 7th, 2018. A scholarship of $150 will be awarded to a Level 9 piano student and $200 awarded to a Level 10 Piano student achieving the highest mark in the RCM in 2017. Theory requirements must be fulfilled for both levels. The deadline for the marks for piano & the required theory co-requisites must be received by February 7th, 2018. To be eligible for the scholarship, the student must have a mark of 80 or above (with all written subjects) for level 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. Katharine Li  (Re: Winifred Proud Scholarship). The recipients of the Level 9 & 10 award are required to perform in the Scholarships Recital on Sunday, April 15, 2018, 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 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 10 Split Scholarship Jason Wong
Level 10 Complete Scholarship Makayla Wijanta

Richmond Branch Scholarships for 2016 and 2017

Richmond Branch Scholarships are awarded biennially.  The next Richmond Branch Scholarships will be awarded in the year 2018.  Eligible students must have studied with a Richmond Branch teacher and obtained the highest mark in the discipline of piano, strings, woodwinds or voice. Presentation of scholarships are scheduled for the scholarships recital on April 15, 2018. Please refer to Richmond Branch Scholarship rules and regulations and application form for detailed information. Results from the following exam boards are accepted by the deadline of February 7, 2018:

  • Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), for piano, violin, voice, woodwinds
  • British exam boards (i.e. Trinity, Associated Board), for piano only
  • Kelly Kirby Music Society, for Piano only
  • Rock School, for Piano only

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

Scholarship categories:

RCM British Examination Boards/Kelly Kirby/Rock School
Preparatory (Prep A & B) Preparatory (Prep A & B)
Junior Levels 1-4 Junior Levels 1-4
Intermediate Levels 5-8 Intermediate Levels 5-8
Senior Levels 9-10, 10 split Senior Levels 9-10
ARCT Performers (theory required) Diploma ALCM
ARCT Teachers (theory required) LLCM

2016 and 2017 scholarship recipients

Piano, RCM
Prep A / B Eywa Wang
Juniors, Levels 1 to 4 Sophia Nicol
Intermediate, Levels 5 to 8 Joyann Hua
Level 9  Karen Zheng
Level 10 Alia Xu
ARCT Performers Alia Xu


Post Secondary University
1st Year UBC Music – 2016 Noah Ha
1st  Year UVIC – 2016 Jonathan Li
Piano, Kelly Kirby
Prep A / B Bethanie Choi
Juniors, Levels 1 to 4 Bethanie Choi
Intermediate, Levels 5 to 8 Ryan Nimi
Strings/Guitar RCM
Preparatory Guitar Caroline Burgess
Intermediate, Levels 5 to 8 Raymond Tian

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, 2017 will each receive $35 and a certificate. Presentation of scholarship is scheduled at the Scholarships Recital on April 15th, 2018. Please refer to Richmond Branch Community Service Scholarship rules and regulations and application form due by February 7th, 2018, for detailed information.

Annual Community Service Scholarships Recipients
Angeline Syyong
Markus Nimi

Richmond Branch Piano Competition

We are pleased to announce that Qiyang Hong is the winner of the 2018 Richmond Branch Piano Competition. She comes highly recommended by the adjudicator.
As the winner, Qiyang will represent the Richmond Branch at the BC Provincial Piano Competition, to be held on Saturday September 22, 2018 at White Rock Baptist Church, 1657 – 140 Street, Surrey BC (map).  The semi-final round starts at 1:00 pm with three competitors going to the final round at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are Adult $20, Student $15 available at the door or online at
More information at or in the Spring 2018 issue of Progressions magazine.
Please come out to support Qiyang!