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Founded in 2002, Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music (CNCM) is a national music academy with examination centres in 7 provinces and a total reach of nearly 100,000 teachers, students and other music professionals across the country and abroad.
Offering Canadian teachers and students a new approach to music pedagogy and private music examinations, CNCM is Canada’s fastest growing conservatory of music.
Information Update - Nov. 2015
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Dates to remember:
December 1st, 2015
Please note the examination deadline of December 1, 2015 for the Winter Session of exams. All applications postmarked after December 1st MUST be accompanied by the CNCM late fee. Late applications will be accepted at the discretion of CNCM.
February 13th, 2016
All CNCM theory/history examinations will be written on Saturday, February 13th, 2016.
New Emailable PDF Examination Form
We are pleased to provide the CNCM exam form in downloadable PDF format. The form can now be filled out on your computer screen, saved and then attached to an email sent to email@example.com Fee payments MUST then be forwarded by eTransfer.
Did you know:
that you can find all of the following on the website (click links below):
All piano performance, workshop and Northern Lights Star Performance examinations (Level A to Grade 8 inclusive), must include one work from either the Northern Lights or Making Tracks Series.
Latest Northern Lights Release
The latest release in the Northern Lights Series is the Late Elementary Duets [Levels 3-4]. Currently, work is underway on the Early Intermediate Duets collection to be released in summer 2016. CNCM also produces student collections which are selected works by piano students who participate in the Keyboard Kamp program at Summer Sizzle. Beat it Beethoven is the latest book which was released in July.
Summer Sizzle 2016 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan
We are excited to announce that Summer Sizzle 2016 is being planned for August 11 & 12, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Mark your calendars!
Northern Lights CNCM recommends the Total Theory series (Lawless), Rhythm Workbooks 1 & 2 (Wanless) and Elementary Harmony & Melody Writing (Wanless) for Grade 5 - 8 theory.
Friends of CNCM:
Help support CNCM programs such as Summer Sizzle Keyboard Kamp and our Northern Lights publications through our donation program. Donations of fifty dollars or more receive a charitable donation receipt and share in … “Shaping Canada’s vast musical landscape.”
Rêves du samedi soir
Check out this lovely performance of Rêves du samedi soir by Jean Chatillon from Northern Lights 7B performed by the composer.
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