The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) is proud to announce that the Royal Conservatory School – its community school – has been renamed the Oscar Peterson School of Music in honour of the legendary jazz pianist, and beloved alumnus and Honorary Fellow of The Royal Conservatory.
Dr. Peterson, widely regarded as one of the foremost jazz pianists of his generation, started his music training using the curriculum of the RCM Certificate Program, known for its internationally acclaimed standard of music education and achievement, and credited his classical music training as foundational to his success. He also asked his students to learn Bach, particularly The Well-Tempered Clavier and The Goldberg Variations, among others, as he considered these to be essential learning for pianists.
The Oscar Peterson School of Music
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