January 19, 2022

Westminster Conservatory Student Excels in National Examinations

PIANO PRODIGY: Westminster Conservatory student Pablo Ramirez-Garcia, right, shown with his teacher Teresa Lim, has ranked first in the Royal Conservatory of Music’s national examinations for piano.

Pablo Ramirez-Garcia, a student of Teresa Lim at the Westminster Conservatory of Music, received the highest score for piano in the Royal Conservatory of Music’s (RCM) national examinations.

As a Level 7 National Gold Award winner, he was invited to perform at the Royal Conservatory’s Celebration of Excellence Recital in Toronto in November. A student at South Brunswick High School, he is one of only two students in the United States to receive this RCM award.

The Royal Conservatory is one of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world. Its annual examinations provide a national standard for students, parents, and teachers to track and measure progress and achievements. Preparing for and successfully completing an examination builds self-confidence and helps students develop a sense of pride.

Established in 1970, Westminster Conservatory is the community music school of Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts.