The annual Royal Conservatory Carnegie Hall Achievement Program returns to the Tri-Cities on May 17.
The 32 students are preparing to take the assessments, which are conducted by a representative from the Royal Conservatory of Canada, said Benjamin Fowler, a Tri-City piano teacher.
The Carnegie program was created in 1891 to inspire budding musicians. It covers all instruments, including voice, harp and accordion. Instruments have 10 levels of examinations and once completed, students receive a diploma from the program. For more information, call Fowler at 509-440-1711.