Abbotsford teen tops in B.C. for harp exam

Aliyah Unger has been awarded a gold medal from the Royal Conservatory of Music

Aliyah Unger is congratulated for achieving the highest mark in B.C. in the Grade 4 Royal Conservatory of Music harp exam.

Aliyah Unger is congratulated for achieving the highest mark in B.C. in the Grade 4 Royal Conservatory of Music harp exam.

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.