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Preparing for CRCO, ARCO and FRCO

Saturday 25th November 2017 (10:00 – 17:00)
St Barnabas Church, Dulwich, London SE21 7DG

A flexible programme of tuition on the pieces, keyboard skills tests, and the written papers (including aural) for CRCO, ARCO and FRCO.Scroll to the bottom of the page to book on-line.

This is an essential day for those entered for the examinations in January 2018 and will be an informative event for those whose sights are set further ahead. It takes place at the College's London centre for the organ playing component.

The day offers:
• the option to perform pieces and keyboard skills tests to the group (observers are equally welcome).
• tutors with extensive experience of RCO examinations
• the chance to share ideas and resources with other candidates and potential candidates
• a flexible timetable allowing those interested in just the playing or written papers to attend for the relevant session(s) at a reduced cost
• the option to book an individual 30-minute aural lesson (CRCO and ARCO only, £12 supplement payable on the day, not at point of booking).
Please note that the Written Paper sessions tend to focus on the Harmony and Counterpoint questions.

James Parsons
Dr Robin Harrison (written papers)
Simon Williams (aural)

Comments on past Study Days:
• Thank you for the session yesterday. I found all of the practical, aural, and written work remarkably useful for the looming exams.
• Many thanks for organizing yesterday's exam preparation day. As usual, the teaching was first class.
• Every part of the day was useful and it gave me a clearer idea of what is expected for the FRCO exam.

09.30 Doors open - refreshments available
10.00-13:00 CRCO and ARCO Pieces and Keyboard Skills (session finishes at 12:00 for CRCO)
10:00-12:00 FRCO Written Papers
12:15-13:00 CRCO Written Paper question 3; FRCO Aural
13.00-13:45 Lunch (not provided)
13:45-17:00 FRCO Pieces and Keyboard skills (with mid-point break)
13:45-15:00 CRCO Written Paper question 2; ARCO Aural
15:00-15:15 Break (CRCO and ARCO)
15:15-16:15 CRCO Aural (day ends for CRCO tuition at 16:15)
15:15-17:00 ARCO Written Papers

The first figure is for a full day, the second for morning or afternoon attendance only. CRCO students attending only for the written paper sessions (including Question 3 before lunch) pay the half-day rate.
RCO Members £58/£38
RCO Student Members £38/£25
Full time students £44/£30
Others £70/£50
Thirty-minute aural lessons for CRCO and ARCO will be available with Simon Williams at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 and 11:30 at a cost of £12 pounds each, payable on the day. These will be allocated in order of receipt of booking.

Individual organ and written paper lessons (the latter can be taken by correspondence) from RCO Academy accredited teachers.
RCO Academy's programme of three-hour classes includes topics relevant to examination candidates.
Easter Course 2018, Oxford (dates to be announced).
Summer Course, 30 July-4 August 2018, London
iRCO virtual learning environment includes many useful helpsheets and short films
The next 'Preparing for.CRCO, ARCO and FRCO' Study Day will take place in June 2018 (date to be announced) at St Barnabas Church, Dulwich.



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