Remote E-Exams a success for national music conservatory
LONDON, ON, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - Conservatory Canada is pleased to announce
that Canada's first remote music examinations were a resounding
success. The Conservatory Canada E-Exams took place on February 17 and
linked an examiner in London, Ontario with three young piano students
in Kanata, Ontario.
"In co-operation with E-Exam project partners Roland Canada and TimeWarp
Technologies, we are now able to use a combination of laptop computers,
specialized software, Conservatory Canada-approved digital pianos and
the Internet to connect students in remote communities with the best
musicians and music programs available," says Conservatory Canada
National Executive Director, Victoria Warwick.
Warwick conducted the E-Exams from her office in London, Ontario, and
says the experience was "almost like being there. The main difference
is that we have a facilitator with the student placing the sight and
improvisational passages in front of the student at the appropriate
The new technology allows remote examiners like Warwick to see and hear
what a student is playing in real time, and to check for finger
accuracy and pedal technique. Examiner and student can even play
together simultaneously, "like playing a duet in remote locations,"
Music student Nicki Papworth, who completed her Level 2 Piano, said she
liked the E-Exam "very much" and would even choose a remote exam over a
traditional exam in future "because it was fun and less stressful than
having the examiner actually in the room."
Conservatory Canada's E-Exams will revolutionize how accredited music
evaluations are facilitated, Warwick says. "We will now be able to
connect with remote Canadian communities where travel costs for
examiners and clinicians are prohibitive. This is the beginning of a
whole new level of programming that we will be able to offer to
students, teachers and parents in the comfort of their own home."
About Conservatory Canada
Conservatory Canada is a national charitable organization that focuses
on advancing the Performing Arts through music education. With roots
dating back to 1891, our accredited centre of excellence promotes
musical achievement through a comprehensive program of study,
evaluation and recognition for students and teachers in every region of
SOURCE Conservatory Canada
For further information:
Victoria Warwick, Conservatory Canada National Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 519.433.3147, www.conservatorycanada.ca