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Raise Your Game!

Monday 30th May 2016 (09:30 – 17:30)
St Andrews

Organists of all ages and stages—join us in St Andrews, Scotland on Spring Bank Holiday Monday for the very must of a Spring inspiration day promoted by RCO Academy in partnership with the University of St Andrews.

A great ‘hands-on’ day-programme with tuition in small, informal graded classes. Ideal too for pianists who would like to try the organ. Just bring the music you are currently studying.

Lunchtime celebratory organ recital by Henry Fairs in St Salvator’s Chapel, University of St Andrews, at 13:00.

Culminating in:
a recital given by you, the students, in St Salvator's Chapel at 16:30.

4-manual 1973 Hradetzky in St Salvator’s University Chapel – exciting, modern, eclectic!
2-manual Walker in St Leonard’s University Chapel – cultivate an accurate and sensitive touch
Iconic 1923 instrument by Hill, Norman and Beard at All Saints’ Church – lush, romantic timbres
2-manual Walker in the University Younger Hall – ideal for our hands-on classes

Tom Wilkinson, University Organist and Director of Chapel Choirs, University of St Andrews
Henry Fairs, (Head of Organ Studies, Birmingham Conservatoire; Organist to the University of Birmingham; Honorary Professor of Organ, St Andrews University
James Parsons, Head of Student Development, RCO Academy; Tutor in Organ Birmingham Conservatoire

Attendance Fees
RCO Members and IAO/SFO Members: £40
RCO Student Members and IAO/SFO Student Members: £35
Other full time students: £37
All others: £45

Please email James Parsons with any questions.


For RCO courses and classes, the following key is used as a guide to level and suitability:
Beginner (Grades 1-4)
Intermediate (Grades 4-6)
(Grades 6-8 / CRCO)
Diploma 1
Diploma 2

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