Paradise Valley resident earns national gold medal

Angelique (submitted photo)

Angelique Restivo (submitted photo)

The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program congratulates Paradise Valley resident Angelique Restivo, 17, who earned the National Gold Medal for scoring the top mark in the country on the Level 3 Voice assessment.

Angelique studies with local teacher Stephen Crawford.

National Gold Medals are awarded each academic year (Sept. 1 to Aug. 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 percent on their assessment and must have completed the co-requisite theory requirements for their respective level and discipline, according to a press release.

Sixty-nine students earned National Gold Medals this year; Angelique is the only winner from Arizona, the release stated.

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 assessments 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, the release stated.

To learn more, please visit www.MusicDevelopmentProgram.org.

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