NACOGDOCHES, TX (News Release) - The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program congratulates Nacogdoches resident Antonio Ajero. At age 11, Ajero has earned a National Gold Medal for scoring the top mark in the country on the Level 9 Piano assessment.
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. Sixty-nine students earned National Gold Medals this year. Antonio is the only National Gold Medal winner from Texas.
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.
Antonio is taught by Linda Parr at the Stephen F. Austin State University Music Prep Division.