WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Twelve-year-old White Plains resident Catherine Stanton has won a Certificate of Excellence for scoring the top mark in New York on the Level 2 Clarinet assessment of The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program.
Catherine received her prize at a recital and award ceremony at Carnegie Hall on March 1. Catherine’s teacher is Justin Stanley. Certificates of Excellence are awarded each academic year (Sept. 1 to Aug. 31) to Music Development Program students in Preparatory A and B and Levels 1 to 10 who achieve the highest standard of excellence in their respective state. Eligible candidates must score at least 80 percent on their examination and must have completed the co-requisite theory requirements for their respective level and discipline.
In addition to recognizing the top scorers in the Music Development Program, Certificates of Excellence honor music teachers across the United States and the time and effort put forth into training the next generation of great artists. The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program provides a recognized national standard of success in music study from beginner to advanced levels.
It inspires excellence through individual student assessments that are central to the program while also supporting teachers with high-quality and innovative resources. The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program allows students to measure and celebrate accomplishment and track their progress across the country. All students and teachers across the United States are invited to participate. To learn more, please visit www.MusicDevelopmentProgram.org .
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