Music requires a fully developed talent consisting of knowledge, skill, and dedication.  The pedagogical art is essential to that full development along established concepts of a pure conservatory education. Prospective employers, even including many university music departments, depend largely upon the demonstrated competence of conservatory graduates. Success is based primarily on effective and total pedagogical control. Experience tells us that music is dependent upon talent, ethics, inspiration, and creativity, allowing it to function as a significant spiritual and educational force world-wide. The overriding purpose of a conservatory of music is to help individual students turn talent, inspiration, creativity, and dedication into a polished professional product that serves a significant development to musical culture in its multiple dimensions. Therefore, the focus of RICM's work is on issues of musical pedagogy and educational substance as applied to the preparation of music professionals.
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