New City resident Mia Belovsky, 13, received a 2012 Certificate of Excellence for scoring the top marks on her Grade 6 Piano assessment in a program at Carnegie Hall. The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program presented the certificate, which Belovsky for the academic year that ended in August 2012.
“A Certificate of Excellence is an exceptional distinction – the result of a student’s hard work, dedication, and talent – and a testament to the skill and creativity of the recipient,” says Angela Elster, Vice President, Academic, The Royal Conservatory. “Certificate winners represent a national standard of music achievement upheld by support from teachers and parents of music students across America.”
Belovsky also performed at a public recital as part of the award ceremony. Her teacher is Yelena Kuzmenko.
The Music Development Program, Certificates of Excellence program winners included 24 students from New York, ages seven to 17, 11 students from Connecticut, ranging in age from six to 15 years old and 14 students from New Jersey, aged eight to 12.
Certificates of Excellence are awarded each academic year (September 1 to August 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% on their examination and must have completed the co-requisite theory requirements for their respective level and discipline.
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.