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Young Oceanside Resident Named One of the Country’s Top Music Students

Kianna Cheng Among Top Scorers in Music Development Program Encouraging Musical Excellence Across the United States

Oceanside CA— Eleven-year-old Oceanside resident Kianna Cheng has earned a National Gold Medal for scoring the top mark in the country on the Level 3 Piano examination. Kianna takes music lessons with local teacher Young Robbins.

National Gold Medals are awarded each academic year (September 1 to August 31) to Music Development Program students in Preparatory A and B and Levels 1 to 10 who achieve the highest standard of excellence in the United States. Eligible candidates must score at least 80% on their examination and must have completed the co-requisite theory requirements for their respective level and discipline. Sixty-nine students earned National Gold Medals this year.

In addition to recognizing the top scorers in The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program, National Gold Medals honor music teachers across the United States for the time and effort put into training their students.


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 examinations that are central to The Program while also supporting teachers with high-quality and innovative resources. The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program allows students to measure and celebrate accomplishment and track their progress across the country. All students and teachers across the United States are invited to participate. To learn more, please visit www.MusicDevelopmentProgram.org.

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