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Royal Conservatory of Music Assessment Results Are In! 

Another round of RCM assessments has come and gone! At Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios, students of all ages and musical abilities come throughout the year to perform their exams in front of adjudicators who travel from all across Canada and the U.S. in order to administer the assessments. 

In addition to academic assessments in music theory, harmony, analysis and history, students perform practical assessments on their instrument of choice. Instruments represented include piano, voice, classical guitar, flute, clarinet, saxophone, drums, violin, and viola. In August, students from all over the northeast traveled to Encore to take their assessments. 

The Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate 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 RCM 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. This year, Encore is very proud to recognize the following Encore students for their outstanding achievement in Royal Conservatory of Music assessments:

First Class Honors with Distinction: 

AJ Courtright-Lim – Theory Level 5, 13, Franklin

Amelia MacEvoy — Theory Level 7, 15, Medway

Alyssa McGuirl – Theory Level 8, 15, Millis

Aneesha Pathangay – Theory Level 5, 15, Hopkinton

Esmee Perera – Theory Level 8, 16, Holliston

Rishika Pericherla – Theory Level 5, 12, Franklin

Rishita Phanse – Theory Level 7, 15, Mansfield

Aagam Shah – Piano Prep A, 11, Franklin

Sunehri Verma – Theory Level 7, 16, Franklin

First Class Honors: 

Michelle Gonzalez – Piano Prep B, 9, Franklin 

John Kane – Theory Level 7, 17, Franklin

Grace O’Sullivan – Piano Level 2, 12, Franklin

Danny Pylee – Saxophone Level 4, 15, Medway

Anne Wu – Voice Level 8, 17, Shrewsbury


Hope MacEvoy — Piano Level 2, 10, Medway

Aneesha Pathangay — Piano Level 7, 15, Hopkinton

*To learn more about Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios and the Royal Conservatory of Music program, please visit: www.encoremusicacademy.net*

3 Bent Street, Franklin, MA 02038 info@encoremusicacademy.net
Phone: (508) 533-7700


It is with great pride and excitement that we announce that five Encore students have been
awarded Regional Gold Medals of Excellence for academic year 2021-2022 with the Royal
Conservatory of Music Certificate Program. These students attained the single highest score for their level on their instrument in the region which includes the following states: MA, RI, CT, ME, VT, NH, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, and WV. We extend heartfelt congratulations to the
students and their instructors for the talent, hard work, dedication, and perseverance it takes to achieve such a tremendous honor.

Congratulations go out to:
Samyuktha Chaganti, Franklin, student of Lisa Ostrow, Level 7 voice
Ava Piercy, Franklin, student of Carl Scheinman, Level 2 clarinet
Timothy Reda, Millis, student of Lisa Ostrow, Level 5 voice
Chloe Regan, Franklin, student of Rebecca Abalutzk, Level 1 voice
AJ Trull, Franklin, student of Rebecca Abalutzk, Level 3 voice
In addition, we would like to extend a special congratulations to Matthew McGuirl, Millis,
student of Rebecca Abalutzk, Preparatory Level voice, for having achieved the highest score in the state of Massachusetts!
We are so very proud of each and everyone of you!
As a result of their tremeendous achievement, all six of these students have been invited to
perform at the annual Celebration of Excellence in New York City in March, 2023!

Announcing the release of the Encore EnHarmonix’ latest album, MAGIC, a collection of songs from Disney. Discover more HERE!!

We want to give a big ‘thanks’ to the Milford Daily News for featuring Encore in its new article about what it’s like back in person after over a year of online classes, and the great community Encore has built!


We are so proud to have been voted by our community as the 2021 Favorite Music Classes in the 2021 Joey Awards! Thank you to all who voted!

NOW ANNOUNCING: Encore’s NEW Mini Documentary

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This is why we do what we do. Our Encore family means everything to us, and our “doors” will always be open. We are honored to have been featured by Boston 25 News! Check it out!


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Private instruction is available for voice, piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, bass, drums, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, trumpet, trombone, ukulele, fiddle, and mandolin. Read more →

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