Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios, located at 3 Bent St.  in Franklin, MA, a Royal Conservatory Music Development Program Founding School and official assessment center, is proud to commend the following students for their exceptional achievement in the August assessments of the RCMDP:


First Class Honors with Distinction

Prem Pendkar – voice, age 10 of Franklin, MA


First Class Honors

Alyssa Silver – voice, age 14 of Millis, MA

Samiha Rao – piano, age 12 of Franklin, MA

Jillian Guzzetti – voice, age 15 of Franklin, MA


The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program provides a recognized national standard of success in music study from beginner to advanced levels.  It inspires excellence through individual student assessments that are central to the Program, while also supporting teachers with high-quality and innovative resources.  The RCMDP allows students to measure and celebrate accomplishment and track their progress throughout the country.  All students and teachers across the United States are invited to participate, and Encore Music Academy is proud to offer these opportunities at the school and through outreach to the surrounding communities.


Levels of achievement are determined by the following scale:

First Class Honors with Distinction: An assessment score of 90 to 100.

First Class Honors: An assessment score of 80 to 89.

Honors: An assessment score of 70 to 79.

Pass:  An assessment score of 60 to 69.

Students are graded on proficiency in the following areas: Performance; technical requirements; aural skills; rhythm; and, sight-reading ability.