An Abbotsford teen has scored the top mark in B.C. for the Grade 8 harp exam through the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Aliyah Unger, 14, who studies under teacher Miya Otake, was awarded a gold medal for the honour. The award was presented at a public ceremony on Nov. 16 in Vancouver.
Regional gold medals are awarded each academic year to conservatory exam candidates in Grades 1 to 10 who achieve the highest mark in their province or region.
Eligible candidates must score at least 80 per cent on their practical exam and must have completed the co-requisite theory exams for their respective grade or discipline.
The Royal Conservatory of Music is one of the largest and most respected music and arts education institutions in the world.