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Note that the 24-hour clock is used on all event listings. All times are GMT/BST. For classes, the following key is used as a guide to level and suitability : Beginner (Grades 1-4); Intermediate (Grades 4-6); Advanced (Grades 6-8 / CRCO); Diploma 1 (CRCO–ARCO); Diploma 2 (ARCO–FRCO); All Standards. For more information on the different types of events organised by the College, click here.


The Organ Scholar Experience (TOSE)

Tuesday 4th August 2015 (11:00) – Sunday 9th August 2015 (17:00)

Click here for information on services and recitals which are taking place during the TOSE Course and which are open to the public. There is no charge for admission though a retiring collection will be taken at the recitals.

RCO Academys flagship summer school for teenage organists, designed to inspire and prepare teenage organists for audition as University or Cathedral organ scholars, revels for 2015 in the glorious environment of the Oxford Colleges. Supported by the Whitlock Trust, the William Haddon Charitable Trust, and the Peter Branker Bequest, generous bursaries are available.

An organ scholarship is one of the finest apprenticeships to which a motivated young musician can aspire and there are many vacancies every year: at Colleges in Oxford and Cambridge, in almost every other University, as too at cathedrals and in schools; organ scholarships may cover undergraduate years, gap-years, AS and A level courses, and postgraduate periods. Find out whats involved; BECOME an organ scholar with RCO Academy in August 2015.

Up to forty students, resident in idyllic riverside surroundings at St Hildas College - with comfy single rooms and great food - will receive top tips from distinguished tutor/ recitalists: Daniel Moult, Janette Fishell, David Goode, and Tom Bell, will be joined by leading choral gurus from Oxford and Cambridge, to lift the game in organ technique and repertoire, keyboard skills, choral directing, accompanying, and improvising. Students will have access to nearly all the sensational organs in the Oxford College Chapels and will sing, conduct and accompany no less than five choral services in the historic chapels. Then add to the summer cocktail the celebrity recitals, practising, student concert, recital awards, merchandise from sponsors and supporters, punting on the Cherwell and a vibrant, friendly social scene. Teenage organists (typically age 15 to 19): YOULL JUST LOVE IT and youll fettle all the vital skills youll want to display at scholarship auditions. Book now, by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

Thanks to RCO Academys supporters, we can provide generous bursaries. Click here to download the Bursary Application Form) then complete and return it as soon as possible and no later than 1 May 2015).

If applying for a bursary, book before 1 May but pay only the deposit of 50.
Pay in full up to 15 March and save money, paying 620.
Booking from 16 March and before 31 May, either pay the full fee of 665 or pay the deposit now and the balance no later than 31 May.
Booking after 31 May, please pay the full fee of 665.
All fees are inclusive of VAT at 20%.

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