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Preparing for CRCO, ARCO & FRCO

Saturday 14th April 2018 (13:30 – 17:00)
St Paul’s Hall, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH

This diploma study session, offered on the organ in St Paul’s Hall used for the examination, will cover the practical elements of CRCO, ARCO and FRCO diplomas. It is essential preparation for those taking diplomas exams at the next session, but will also be of interest to those contemplating an exam in the future. There will be opportunities for discussion and the exchange of ideas. The provisional timetable is as follows:

13:30 - Welcome and introduction
13:40 - Syllabus repertoire tutorials
15:30 - Refreshments
15:45 - Sight-Reading
16:10 - Tests after preparation (transposition/score reading/harmonisation)
16:35 - Improvisation and figured bass
17:00 - Session ends

Students wanting to cover any of the paperwork elements of these diplomas are asked to email Tom Bell as far in advance as possible so that arrangements can be made.

St Paul's Hall is part of the University of Huddersfield, and the organ is that used for RCO Diploma examinations. A specification can be downloaded from this pageClick here for a map showing the location.

The afternoon will be led by John Scott Whiteley, with Tom Bell (RCO Regional Director for the North of England, North Wales and the Isle of Man) and Graham Cummings.

Other opportunities for examination candidates
• Individual organ and written paper lessons (the latter can be taken by correspondence) from RCO Academy accredited teachers
Easter Course 5–7 April 2018, Oxford
Diploma Study day 23 June 2018, St Barnabas, Dulwich (also November 2018, date tbc)
Summer Course 30 July–4 August 2018, London
iRCO virtual learning environment includes many useful helpsheets and short films (registration required)

Fee: RCO Members/non-members: £45/£55; Student Members/non-members: £25/£30

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