The Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music Teacher's Associate by credit is a new approach in conservatory examination assessment. Students and teachers who are leading busy lives can opt to study this curriculum in twelve separate credits.
This Associate Diploma in Piano Pedagogy is a unique program designed to enrich the teaching skills of the private teacher. The candidate may be a recent university graduate planning a career in the private sector or a non-qualified teacher seeking qualification. The Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music Associate Diploma in Piano Pedagogy is available to any student/teacher of any conservatory or other training background.
This program builds upon the foundation laid in the Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music Primary and Elementary Pedagogy Diploma. All areas of pertinent study have been included and will be tested in twelve practical examinations, and one written examination paper.
Candidates will be required to demonstrate practical skills and pedagogical knowledge. Prerequisites None required Co-requisites: Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music's Grade eight theory, Associate theories, Grade Nine History, Grade Ten History and Associate History
Credits for History or Theory courses from other institutions may be considered. Proof of these credits along with a copy of the course curriculum must be submitted to the registrar for consideration. A processing fee will be charged to administer the accreditation of this/these credit(s).
Transfer Credits Candidates may transfer credits from a recognized institution towards the Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music Associate in Piano Pedagogy. The registrar will assess each candidate on an individual basis. Candidates may be able to transfer credits in performance and skill areas as well as the written paper. A one-time credit transfer fee will be charged.
Canadian National Conservatory of Music offers two supplemental exams for the following:
Technical requirements: includes areas not covered in the candidate's transfer credit(s).
Performance: includes the performance and pedagogy for works not included in the candidate's transfer credit(s).
These two examinations ensure that missing curriculum is covered according to the requirements in the Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music piano syllabus.
Certificates & Diplomas Certificates will be awarded after the successful completion of each individual credit. A Diploma will be awarded after the completion of all twelve credits within a five year period.
Description Senior Repertoire: Lists A, C, & E* Senior Repertoire: Lists B, D, & F* Beginner to Grade 4 Repertoire Grades 5 to 8 Repertoire Technique Sight Reading Transposition Harmonization Vocalization Improvisation Aural Skills Written Paper
Total Mark 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Minimum Mark 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 70
* Candidates must achieve an overall average mark of 70% amongst the twelve credits. Candidates must attain a minimum of 70% for their written paper.
ANY CREDIT MAY BE REPEATED TO IMPROVE THE FINAL AVERAGE MARK.
Repertoire Selections Candidates will be required to present an extensive collection of teaching repertoire. These works may be selected from any source. Candidates will be required to offer polished performances and be prepared to discuss pedagogical issues concerning the repertoire. Time Limit The time limit for completion of all Associate Diploma requirements will be five years from the date of the candidate's first examination.
Written Examination Candidates may take the written examination at any time.
Minimum Age Restriction 16 years, however, candidates are recommended to have two years of teaching experience before attempting this examination.
Candidates must prepare the following works for performances Candidates must prepare the following works for performances:
50% of the following selected works MUST be Canadian Compositions
Pre-Grade One to Grade Six: List C*** works
Grades Seven and Eight: List D*** works
*** Consult the Canadian National Conservatory of Music Pedagogy Diploma Syllabus for further clarification.