Carnegie Hall, Toronto’s Royal Conservatory form education partnership

Posted on: March 28, 2011

In Saturday’s (3/26) Toronto Star, John Terauds reports, “Toronto talent has been taking over the United States this weekend. On Saturday, as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra gave a concert at Carnegie Hall, Sir Clive Gillinson, the executive and artistic director of the venue, and Peter Simon, CEO of the Royal Conservatory of Music, announced a joint venture intended to pay dividends on both sides of the border. Over its 125-year history, the Conservatory has developed one of the world’s best-organized exam-based systems for teaching music to children and adults of all ages and abilities. And it is ready to export this know-how. Carnegie Hall, one of the world’s most prestigious presenters of music, is acknowledging the quality of these innovations by welcoming the Conservatory into a partnership that will see the Toronto-based school’s music curriculum and examination system be made available to teachers and students across the United States. … Simon and Gillison explained that the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program will be run as an equal partnership between the two organizations, with a board and staff located in New York City, but separate from Carnegie Hall and its affiliated organizations. The achievement program will roll out with teacher workshops over the course of the summer, followed by the unveiling of a Web-based enrollment process.”

Posted March 28, 2011