Our Achievement Programs

 
 
 

Medal Advancement Program

 
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Inspire Music Academy is proud to present our Medal Advancement Program. We developed this program to provide a visual and tangible way to showcase the students musical progress. Each one of our students will earn a medal as they complete a level in our curriculum. They will proudly wear their medals at our Spring Recital. The medals will remain the same, but the ribbon color will change as they move up the levels. They will also have an opportunity to earn pins for work done over and above classroom requirements. 

One pin will be awarded for each of the following:

  • Complete a level

  • Play an ensemble piece at a recital

  • Accompany at a recital

  • Play a duet or ensemble piece with your sibling/parent at a recital

  • Participate in the Royal Conservatory Program and pass the exam

  • Participate in Certificate of Merit Program and pass the exam

  • Learn a vocal piece in any language other than English

  • Most improved, selected by the teacher

  • Perfect Attendance

Inspire will keep and display their medals at the Academy and change the ribbon color and pins as they are earned.

The two-toned color ribbons are for those students enrolled in ensemble lessons, the solid color ribbons are for those students enrolled in private lessons. Students enrolled in our Little Mozart lessons have their own special ribbon. 

 

 

Royal Conservatory Program

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For students who want to pursue a more focused approach to their musical studies, we are pleased to offer the Royal Conservatory, an internationally distinguished testing program. This esteemed program provides a recognized standard of musical success through a meticulously sequenced course of study from beginning to advanced levels. The program inspires excellence through individual student assessments and allows students to track their progress with others across the country.

Goals of The Royal Conservatory Program

Provide a systematic and comprehensive plan to develop performance skill, technique, ear training, sight reading/singing and understanding of music theory.

Develop practical goals to help students maintain a steady and focused approach to their musical studies.

Encourage students to strive for musical excellence.

Create opportunities in which students may share their music with others.

How The Royal Conservatory Program Works

Students qualifying for this program will receive a broad and in-depth education aimed at musical fluency consisting of both practical and theoretical assessments. Inspire Academy offers a flexible program for piano, guitar, violin, and voice with comprehensive assessments, including Preparatory Levels, Levels One to Ten, Associate Diplomas in performance and pedagogy, and Licentiate Diploma in performance for piano. Academic subjects of theory, harmony, analysis, history and pedagogy are covered, and musicianship will include aural skills, sight reading, and technique.

More information is readily available at The Royal Conservatory.  

 
 

 

Certificate of Merit

 
 

California State-Wide Testing Program

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The Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC) sponsors a music study program entitled Certificate of Merit (CM). Initiated in 1933, the CM Program now involves approximately 30,000 students annually statewide. At Inspire Academy we prepare students for evaluation opportunities in Piano, Violin, Viola, and Voice. Our students receive scores of 93% and above on CM Theory Exams.

Goals of the CM Program

  • Provide a systematic and comprehensive plan to develop performance skill, technique, ear training, sight reading/singing and understanding of music theory.

  • Develop practical goals to help students maintain a steady and focused approach to their musical studies.

  • Encourage students to strive for musical excellence.

  • Create opportunities in which students may share their music with others.

How the CM Program Works

  • A detailed CM Syllabus has been created and designed for each of the above-mentioned instruments with set requirements for achieving each of the eleven CM levels. Your child's teacher will decide on the level that is appropriate.

  • Student Registration takes place from September 15 through November 15. Your child's teacher will register your child through a secure online database. Students must be age five or older as of November 15 (the Registration Deadline) to participate in the CM Program.

  • Students work with their teachers on selected literature, technique elements, sight reading, theory and ear training for their enrolled level.

  • Registered students participate in an annual evaluation held from mid-February through April.

  • From the evaluation, students receive a written assessment.

  • Students also complete a written theory exam, which includes an ear training component.

  • Upon successful completion of all segments of the evaluation, students receive an official MTAC CM Certificate.

  • Senior medallions will be awarded to eligible high school seniors.

  • Students who demonstrate exceptional skill at their evaluation may be selected to perform at annual MTAC State Convention Recitals.

  • Your child will benefit tremendously from this wonderful educational opportunity and experience. Please consult with your child's teacher for more information regarding registration and preparation.

More information is readily available at Certificate of Merit