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Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto)
The Royal Conservatory of Music is a music school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was founded by Edward Fisher, in 1886 as the Toronto Conservatory of Music. In 1947, King George VI awarded the conservatory its Royal charter.
Some of its students included Glenn Gould, Teresa Stratas, Lois Marshall and Jon Vickers. Amongst its teachers have been Healey Willan, Sir Ernest MacMillan, Alberto Guerrero, Ettore Mazzoleni , and Nicholas Goldschmidt.
It has not been affiliated with the University of Toronto since 1991. The conservatory has currently embarked on a major expansion that will see the construction of a large new concert hall. The expansion will result in the temporary relocation of the music school to an abandoned high school.
The Royal Conservatory produces the most popular and comprehensive teaching method in Canada, encompassing strict guidelines for ten grade levels. Theory and history corequisites are required to obtain a certificate. Many Canadian provinces recognize completion of higher levels of the curriculum, awarding students high school credits upon successful completion.
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