RCO Events, Courses & Classes | Listings

Your RCO event details can be found below.

Please note that the 24-hour clock is used on all event listings, with all times being GMT/BST. To book courses and classes, please follow the Book Online link wherever you see it, and email or call 020 3865 6998 with any queries. Where events are free or not bookable online, please follow the instructions for that event.

FRCO Harmonic Analysis—two free webinars

Tuesday 15th June 2021 (20:00) – Tuesday 29th June 2021 (21:00)

Are you a candidate for FRCO, 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 FRCO harmonic analysis 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.). 

Up to four 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 are also encouraged to answer the questions to be covered before each webinar (see below for details) so they can compare their workings with Frederick’s during the class—this will help to generate more pertinent questions than if they were considering the issues for the first time in the class.

Webinar 1 (15 June, 20:00–21:00hrs BST)
The first webinar will explain approaches to answering the first question of FRCO harmonic analysis, Winter 2018, based on an extract from Fantasia and Fugue in G Major by Parry. Topics will include the spelling of diminished sevenths and enharmonic diminished sevenths, augmented sixths and enharmonic augmented sixths.

Webinar 2 (29 June, 20:00–21:00hrs BST)
Frederick will explore the second question of FRCO harmonic analysis Winter 2018 based on an extract from Offertorium from the Requiem by Fauré. Topics will include pivot notes, enharmonic features, and how to describe other features of the musical language.

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. (Access is free to all iRCO resources to RCO Members. Non-members will be asked to pay to view the webinars.) 

Joining instructions, together with any materials required, will be sent out by email on the Thursday or Friday prior to each webinar. 


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

Subscribe for updates