(Play Faure Impromptu No. 2, Op. 31)
(Get audience member to try out drum kit on GarageBand with iPad)
I will now perform Debussy's Clair de Lune, reading the music on my iPad using a program called forScore.
I hear a wide variety of playing from many young pianists. A large part of my job is to listen to a performance, comment on it, and give it a mark according to the standards of RCM Examinations. One of the most amazing things about RCM Exams is the uniformity of musical standards that their corps of examiners are trained to recognize. I can tell you with a great deal of confidence that a performance receiving a mark of 85 in downtown Toronto will be of the same standard as a performance receiving a mark of 85 in Alabama or the Yukon.
(Question and answer session)