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The Organ Student Experience (TOSE) Online

Wednesday 5th August 2020 (14:00) – Friday 7th August 2020 (16:30)
Online

Join us online for three days of stimulating, fun and useful learning! Although we are unable to meet in person this summer, we can enjoy and share a host of ideas and inspirational tips via our friendly and engaging Zoom sessions. Scroll to the bottom of the page to book online.

Who is the course for?
Teenage organists from approximately grade 6 standard to ARCO. You may be applying for, or considering organ scholarships at universities and/or places of worship, or preparing for auditions for conservatoire entry. Or maybe you are looking ahead at such possibilities in coming years? Whatever your current situation is, you are very welcome and are not being tested in any way, in our new, presentational course—no organ or keyboard required!

Course content
Interactive webinars on 'How to practise professionally' and 'How to motivate yourself—going for gold!'
Learn all about the organ's repertoire in four short, illustrated presentations, about music from 1600 to the present
Top tips for developing your skills in transposition, score reading, harmonisation, and sight reading
Tuition in 'Understanding the Voice', 'Getting Started in Choral Directing', and 'How to Accompany Choirs'
Everything you need to know about studying the organ at university and conservatoire—all your questions answered!

Lead presenters
Daniel Moult (course director), Head of the highly acclaimed Organ Department at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. One of the UK’s most versatile organists and hugely in demand as a concert organist and organ teacher and with many CD and DVD recordings to his name.
Tansy Castledine, Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral—a dynamic and renowned musician and teacher with a special interest in choral directing and vocal training.
Simon Williams, Director for RCO East, South and South West and Organist & Director of Music at St George’s Church, Hanover Square in London’s West End.

Guest speakers
Tom Bell, highly acclaimed UK performer, teacher and animateur, with a particular interest in contemporary music and cross-arts collaboation, and Director of RCO North.
Janette Fishell, Chair of the Organ Department at Indiana University’s prestigious Jacobs School of Music. A recitalist, teacher and church musician of international standing, she is a published author, composer, and recording artist for NAXOS and Loft Recordings.
Richard Pinel, Director of Music at Jesus College, Cambridge, international recitalist and Director, Edington Festival of Music within the Liturgy.
Gordon Stewart, one of the UK's most experienced organ teachers, having been Head of Organ at the RNCM and a visiting tutor at Cambridge University. He is in much demand as a concert artist, and is the resident organist at Huddersfield Town Hall.

Fees
RCO Student Members £30.00
Non-members £50.00
Click here to send an email to apply for a bursary to cover the fees. Your message should include a brief statement of financial need and should be received by 17 July. All applications will be treated in confidence. 

Join the RCO and save money
Student Membership costs £55 a year. Join now and save almost half the cost on the fee discount for this course. Click here for further details and to join online.

Safeguarding
Where participants are aged under 18 on 5 August 2020 a parent, guardian or trusted adult must be present in the same building as the student and the door of the room the student is using must be left open. More detailed safeguarding measures and a code of conduct will be sent to participants and their parents/guardians ahead of the course.

 

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