The Riverina Conservatorium of Music (RCM) is very proud to announce that three of its students, Lara Rayner, Matthew Garvie and Christina Perri gained their Associate of Music Diplomas (AMusA) with the Australian Music Examination Board NSW (AMEB).
All three students achieved this with Distinction.
AMEB qualifications provide a national benchmark and measure of excellence.
They are recognised across Australia and internationally.
Each year students from the Riverina Conservatorium of Music participate in practical AMEB NSW exams.
AMEB offers graded examinations for a range of musical instruments (including voice) covering classical, popular and contemporary styles and techniques.
For the past two years the RCM has been listed in the top five teachers for outstanding results in all of NSW.
This year, pianists Lara Rayner (18), Matthew Garvie (17) and Christine Perri (19) sat the Associate of Music Diploma examination, which included each student playing over 30 minutes of music from memory and an extensive viva-voce on the pieces they were playing.
“We are extremely proud of what Lara, Matthew and Christine have achieved, to have these three students achieve distinction is a monumental achievement,” RCM director Hamish Tait said.
“Only a small number of students sitting AmusA even pass, but for all three students to achieve a distinction is virtually unheard of.
“It is a credit to the students as well as the quality of RCM teachers who are dedicated to providing the best possible music education in the region.”
Meanwhile, the final two concerts in the RCM 2015 concert series are locked in.
The RCM is proud of its amazing teaching staff many of whom are also outstanding concert performers. Each year staff and visiting artists perform dozens of concerts from chamber music to orchestral.
On Sunday, November 22 at 3pm visiting artists The Orpheus Piano Trio from Albury will be performing pieces from French composers Ravel and Debussy.
Music from America will finish the year on Sunday, December 6 at 3pm, when Lauren Davis (violin), Clare Brassil (cello) Justin Lingard (trumpet) and Hamish Tait (piano) take the audience on an American music odyssey.
Tickets to both concerts cost $27 for adults, $17 for concession and $10 for RCM students, and will be held in the Bannister Room at the conservatorium’s base in College Avenue.
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