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Royal high scorers

Sunday, June 22, 2014    

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ANOTHER set of young Jamaican musicians have passed the examinations set by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).

The successful students recently participated in the annual High Scorers' Concert held at the Immaculate Conception High School in St Andrew.

Jamaica's representative for the ABRSM Kathryn Lawson noted that the concerts are particularly important as they give young musicians an opportunity to share their achievements with a wider audience in a supportive and celebratory setting.

"This year, ABRSM celebrates the milestone of 125 years and, in keeping with our commitment to support music making and remaining culturally relevant, we have recently introduced a number of technological products which will assist teachers and students in achieving their goals."

The award for 'the most impressive performance of the evening' was given to 11-year-old Joseph Davis (grade 7 piano) for his rendition of Allegro: 3rd Movement from Sonata in C by Mozart.

The ABRSM is the leading authority on musical assessment and is the examining board for the four Royal Schools of Music: the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. These schools are accredited to award graded exam and diploma qualifications annually in over 90 countries.

In 2008, the ABRSM celebrated 100 years of conducting examinations in Jamaica.

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