Monday, March 05, 2007

Hedy King Robinson award

The Hedy King Robinson prize is an award that rewards students who have performed exceptionally well for Theory of Music examinations. International students who score a Distinction for their Grade 6 - 8 Theory of Music examinations will be eligible to earn this very award, and it certainly is one motivating factor for me to put in an extra bit of effort for my upcoming Theory of Music exams held on 10 Mar 2007. One needs to score 90 marks out of 100 to get a distinction in Theory of Music, if I am not wrong.

I learnt that the award was generously endowed by the late James T Robinson Jr of Phoenix City, Alabama, USA, and is named in memory of his late wife.

The award is a reminder that theory is a very important part of practical musicianship too! Check out this article by Philip Mundey, the Associated Board's Director of Examinations, which writes about the links between theory and performance: Theory: a very practical matter

If you don't see much post on this blog for the week, it is probably because I am either practising on the double bass or revising for the music theory exams. Lots of good luck would be appreciated.

I shall work towards achieving the Hedy King Robinson award. Admittedly, this gets a little bit stressful.

Whatever it is, I look forward to be able to say: "Hedy King Robinson award, mine!"


mistipurple said...

Good Luck PY!

Simple American said...


Go and get it! :)

goldilocks said...

you go girl.

oceanskies79 said...

Thank you Misti, Simple American and JY. :)

Anonymous said...

Is this a monetary award? And what is the average amount for candidates in the U.S who receive full marks in Grades 1-5 and distinction marks in grades 6 to 8.

oceanskies79 said...

Hi Anonymous, if you do check this space, here's what I know:

1) There is a monetary award of one-time 50 pounds for award winners, as best as I am aware.

But it isn't the money that most yearn for, it is the achievement of scoring distinction, and demonstrating that one has a good understanding of music theory.

If you are interested in the statistics of candidates who score the required marks to win the award in UK itself, you can check out this link.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting that link, I just found out I was one of 57 to score Distinction for my Grade 6 in 2006

Hope you get the award too :)