Launched in March 2011 by Carnegie Hall and Canada's Royal Conservatory, The Achievement Program provides a national standard for musical achievement, offering a sequential course of study from beginner through advanced levels for people of all ages studying music. Modeled on the acclaimed examination system of The Royal Conservatory—which assesses 100,000 students annually in communities across Canada—the program was created in response to feedback from parents and teachers throughout the US requesting a top-quality, nationally-recognized system to track students' musical progress and celebrate their accomplishments.
We now invite music teachers to join us to learn more about The Achievement Program. Free interactive information sessions for teachers, highlighting the benefits of this new program, are scheduled to take place in more than 30 communities across the US from June 23 through September 22—with dozens more planned.
These teacher information sessions will feature an in-depth program overview and a demonstration assessment presented by leading pedagogues. All attendees will receive a complimentary teacher support resource package that includes a vocal or instrumental syllabus, theory syllabus, online theory module, online ear training module, and certificate of completion.
The Achievement Program differs from comparable assessment systems in its absence of membership fees, paperwork, or required volunteer hours for participating music teachers. The Program, which provides educators with high-quality professional development opportunities and innovative curricular resources, has been adopted by the states of Ohio, Massachusetts, and Wyoming as the official music teacher association state curriculum. Students of all ages can currently take assessments in 90 US locations, with the number of locations expected to grow as the Program develops.
For a full schedule of locations and dates for teacher information sessions—or to request a session for your community—visit TheAchievementProgram.org/teachers/tis.