2020 Central Conservatory of Music Examinations

Learning music teaches joy, discipline, and inspires creativity. Learning Chinese instruments also connects you to the beauty of Chinese culture. As part of this process, taking examinations will help students measure their progress and develop confidence in their chosen instrument.

The Central Conservatory of Music of China (CCOM) is a well established institution in Beijing that holds examinations internationally for students learning Chinese instruments, including erhu, pipa, yangqin, guzheng, dizi, ruan, sheng, and suona. The BC Chinese Music Association (BCCMA) has partnered with CCOM to host these annual examinations in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal for the past 15 years.

The Toronto Chinese Orchestra is working together with the Music of May to coordinate the Central Conservatory of Music Examinations (CCOM) in Toronto. This year, the examinations will take place on October 21 – 23, 2020. Registration has already begun and the deadline for the applications is June 30, 2020.

Here are the examination fees unchanged since 2007:

Grade 1 – $90.00

Grade 2 – $100.00

Grade 3 – $110.00

Grade 4 – $125.00

Grade 5 – $135.00

Grade 6 – $145.00

Grade 7 – $160.00

Grade 8 – $180.00

Grade 9 –  $200.00

Grade 10 – $280.00

For students planning to take the examination in Toronto: completed application forms (with a cheque made payable to: BC Chinese Music Association) can be sent directly to:
Music of May Ltd
63 Silver Star Blvd., Unit D3
Scarborough, ON, M1V 5E5

All other students taking the examination outside of Toronto, please submit completed application forms (with a cheque made payable to: BC Chinese Music Association) to: 
BC Chinese Music Association
#303-8495 Ontario Street
Vancouver, BC
V5X 3E8