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RCM ARCT performer's exam (Read 2712 times)

Offline ilylno

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RCM ARCT performer's exam
« on: February 21, 2015, 08:24:14 AM »
Can anyone describe exactly how the ARCT performer's exam is conducted? Do you just play through all of your repertoire without prompting from the examiners? I hear you are allowed one break halfway through; if so, how does that work?

I understand that it is meant to be played as a solo recital. However, in an actual recital, the performer would walk on and off stage in between pieces/groups of pieces, or at the very least, get up off bench to bow between pieces, so how does that work in this exam?

Offline pianoman1349

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Re: RCM ARCT performer's exam
«Reply #1 on: February 21, 2015, 04:00:50 PM »
1. You can either print your program on a separate sheet of paper that has been typed and formatted to your liking on a word-processor, or use the provided fill-in-the-blank form.

2. All pieces are played through without comment or prompts from the examiner.  The candidate chooses the order of the pieces.

3.As a general note, all candidates are encouraged to leave enough time between each piece of the examination, as if they were going to bow, go offstage, and come back on.

4. You are allowed to take a break approximately halfway through your examination.  You may bring water, use the washroom, walk around ...etc. Try not to take more than 5 minutes.

5. YOU ARE GIVEN TIME TO TRY THE PIANO -- do take advantage of this.  If the examiners don't offer, ask to try the piano.  I would recommend you plan your piano trial in advance so you can maximize this time.  You should aim to try out the instrument for no more than 2 minutes.

GOOD LUCK ON THE EXAM!!!!!!!

Offline ilylno

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Re: RCM ARCT performer's exam
«Reply #2 on: February 23, 2015, 07:04:42 AM »
Thank you for all the helpful info!