Achievement Level Rating Awards
Achievement level ratings are the basis for all advancement and assessment at the VCS Radio Conservatory of the Arts. Students begin the achievement level program in the third grade. Each level advances the student's study material to more difficult literature and awards the student more projects and study opportunities.
 
Achievement Levels

Level I
Level awarded to all students who pass the song-flute introductory program. Student chooses instrument from conservatory list.
 
Award includes --
Level I Medallion
Ed Sueta Band Method book – Book One
Eligibility to join the VCS Work-ahead sessions
 

Level II –
Level awarded by satisfactory completion of Ed Sueta Band Method – Book One
 
Award includes –
Level II Medallion
Ed Sueta Band Method book – Book Two
Eligibility to join the VCS Work-ahead sessions
 

Level III
Level awarded by satisfactory completion of Ed Sueta Band Method – Book Two
 
Award includes –
Level III Medallion
Ed Sueta Band Method book – Book Three
Eligibility to join the VCS Work-ahead sessions
 

Level IV
Level awarded by satisfactory completion of Ed Sueta Band Method – Book Three
 
Award includes –
Level IV Medallion
Rubank Elementary Method book
Eligibility to join the Radio Conservatory Private Lesson Program
Eligibility to join the VCS Work-ahead sessions
Eligibility to receive one free introductory private lesson
Eligibility to join the VCS Intermediate Explorer Ensemble
 
 
Level V
Level awarded by satisfactory completion of Rubank Elementary Method
 
Award includes –
Level V Medallion
Rubank Intermediate Method book
Eligibility to join the VCS Work-ahead sessions
Eligibility to join the Radio Conservatory Private Lesson Program
Eligibility to receive one free introductory private lesson
Eligibility to join the VCS Intermediate Explorer Ensemble
Eligibility to participate in Level V designated special projects
   
 
Level VI
Level awarded by satisfactory completion of Rubank Intermediate Method
 
Award includes –
Level VI Medallion
Rubank Advanced volume I Method book
Eligibility to join the VCS Work-ahead sessions
Eligibility to join the Radio Conservatory Private Lesson Program
Eligibility to receive one free introductory private lesson
Eligibility to join the VCS Radio Symphony
Eligibility to participate in Level VI designated special projects
 
 
 
Level VII
Level awarded by satisfactory completion of Rubank Advanced Volume I Method
 
Award includes –
Level VII Medallion
Rubank Advanced volume II Method book
Eligibility to join the VCS Work-ahead sessions
Eligibility to join the Radio Conservatory Private Lesson Program
Eligibility to receive one free introductory private lesson
Eligibility to join the VCS Radio Symphony
Eligibility to join the VCS Radio Jazz
Eligibility to participate in Level VII designated special projects
 
 
 
 
Level VIII (Honors I)
Level awarded by satisfactory completion of Rubank Advanced volume II Method
 
Award includes –
Honors I Medallion
Rubank Concert and Contest Music book
Eligibility to join the VCS Work-ahead sessions
Eligibility to join the Radio Conservatory Private Lesson Program
Eligibility to receive one free introductory private lesson
Eligibility to join the VCS Radio Symphony
Eligibility to join the VCS Radio Jazz
Eligibility to participate in Level VIII designated special projects
Eligibility to enroll in the Honors Instrumental Music Studies program for UC approved 5.0 credit
 
 
 
Level IX (Honors II)
Level awarded by satisfactory completion of Rubank Concert and Contest Music
 
Award includes –
Honors II Medallion
Approved traditional conservatory method book
Eligibility to join the VCS Work-ahead sessions
Eligibility to join the VCS Radio Symphony
Eligibility to join the VCS Radio Jazz
Eligibility to join the Radio Conservatory Private Lesson Program
Eligibility to receive one free introductory private lesson
Eligibility to enroll in the Honors Instrumental Music Studies program for UC approved 5.0 credit
Eligibility to participate in Level IX designated special projects
 
 
 
Level X (Honors III)
Level awarded by satisfactory completion of Conservatory Method (assigned by conservatory director)
 
Award includes –
Honors III Medallion
Approved conservatory study literature
Eligibility to join the VCS Work-ahead sessions
Eligibility to join the VCS Radio Symphony
Eligibility to join the VCS Radio Jazz
Eligibility to join the Radio Conservatory Private Lesson Program
Eligibility to receive one free introductory private lesson
Eligibility to enroll in the Honors Instrumental Music Studies program for UC approved 5.0 credit
Eligibility to participate in Level X designated special projects