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Two webinars on the ARCO written paper two-part counterpoint question (16th-century)

Tuesday 16th June 2020 (20:00) – Tuesday 23rd June 2020 (21:00)

Are you a candidate for ARCO, considering taking it, or someone, perhaps not an organist, who wishes to expand their understanding of music theory? If so sign-up for this series of two free webinars on the requirements for the ARCO two-part counterpoint (16th-century) question, taught by Dr Frederick Stocken. The easy-to-use Zoom platform will be used for delivery (click here for video tutorials on using Zoom.). 

A small number of places are available for active participants and up to 90 for observers. Active participants will be visible on screen and will be able to ask questions at designated points in each webinar. They will also be invited to email examples of their work to Frederick Stocken after each session. Whilst such work will not be marked or corrected, as would be the case for one-to-one tuition, Dr Stocken will select examples from submissions for discussion in the next webinar.

Webinar 1, Tuesday 16 June, 20:00–21:00 BST: Introduction to the idiom; handling consonance and dissonance.
Webinar 2, Tuesday 23 June, 20:00–21:00 BST: Brief review of submitted work; imitation.

How to book
Click here to send an email, stating the date(s) of the webinar(s) above that you wish to join and saying whether you wish to be an active participant or an observer.
• In case the demand for active participant places exceeds the number available, those wishing to take part in this way are asked to provide a brief outline of their knowledge in the subject area to be taught, including any individual or group tuition already received, and stating their reasons for wishing to participate actively. We reserve the right to refuse requests for active participation. 
• Requests to join should be received by 16:00 on the day of the webinar.
• Bookings for active participants under the age of 18 should come from a parent or guardian who must be present in the same building as the participant at the time of the webinar.

Please note that these webinars will be recorded and may subsequently be made available for general viewing on our iRCO site. (All resources on iRCO are currently available free-of-charge to Members and Non-members until 30 June. Registration is required to gain access.) 

If anything in the above is unclear please first refer to the introductory text - click here to read - and if you still have questions please send an email (

Joining instructions, together with any materials required, will be sent out by email on the Thursday or Friday prior to each webinar. Click here to download advance instructions (as a pdf) of how to join the webinars.

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