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The Organ Student Experience (TOSE)

Tuesday 26th July 2022 (11:00) – Sunday 31st July 2022 (16:00)
Oxford

The course for ambitious teenagers looking for expert, supportive tuition across the range of skills young organists need to develop.

This course is now fully booked. To be added to the waiting list please email events [at] rco.org.uk (click here to send an email).

Whether you are applying for or considering a university organ scholarship, entry to a conservatoire, taking up a gap-year organ scholarship, or simply looking to develop your musicianship this is the course for you. Just be sure to be of grade 7 level or higher by the time the course takes place (you don't have to have taken the exam). Under the artistic direction of Daniel Moult, you will receive detailed tuition in repertoire playing, performance skills, technique, keyboard skills, choral directing and choral accompaniment. We are based at St Edmund Hall, Oxford which is ideally situated to allow us easy access to many of Oxford's finest organs. Book early to guarantee a place and to secure the early bird rate which is available until 28 February. We welcome applications for bursaries (see below for details and apply by 1 May at the latest). Scroll down to the bottom of the page to book on line.

Key features
• expert and inspiring teaching team with huge combined experience of music making and teaching at the highest level
• receive tuition on many of the superb organs in Oxford
• sing, direct and accompany choral music in our supportive classes and in choral evensongs in Oxford University college chapels
• gain insights into university and conservatoire organ auditions
• attend concerts by Thomas Trotter and Janette Fishell, two of our teachers
• make lasting friendships and forge vital connections both in classes and in the lively social programme
• bursaries available from the RCO to help with the cost of the fees
• accommodation in single rooms
• supervision from experienced pastoral staff

Teachers include
Daniel Moult, Course Director and 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.
Janette Fishell, professor of music in organ and chair of the organ department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a recitalist and teacher of international standing. Her many recordings, including the complete works of Petr Eben, have garnered much critical acclaim.
Freddie James is a former organ scholar of St John's College, Cambridge and has studied in Amsterdam, Stuttgart and Basel. He is currently organist of the Franziskanerkirche, Lucerne, and teaches organ at the Hochschule Luzern- Musik, combining these posts with a busy solo and ensemble performing career.
• David Pipe, combines the role of Organist of Leeds Cathedral with that of Director of the Diocese of Leeds Keyboard Studies Programme, one of the country's biggest tuition programmes of its kind. He is Guest Curator of Huddersfield Town Hall’s organ recital series, and busy as a conductor and examiner.
Sarah Tenant-Flowers is one of the most versatile of choral conductors and leads our choral programme. Hugely in demand as a conducting teacher, choral animateur and adjudicator, she is a co-founder of the Association of British Choral Directors and featured as conducting mentor in BBC2’s popular TV series 'Maestro'.
Thomas Trotter is one of Britain's most widely admired musicians and recipient of The Queen's Medal for Music 2020. City Organist in Birmingham since 1983, he is equally at home on the concert platform as in the recording studio, as too playing solo or with choirs and orchestras.
• Nicholas Wearne a leading light of his generation – a stellar performer and charismatic communicator leading a busy freelance career, and an organ tutor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
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.

Fees (the first figure given is for RCO Student Members; the second for non-Members)
• Early-bird rates (available till 28 February): £675/£715
• Booking from 1 March: £715/£755
• Whether you book before or after 28 February you can pay the deposit of £50.00 with the balance of fees becoming due by 1 May

If applying for a bursary please book your course place as soon as possible and before 1 May, paying the deposit only, and complete and return the bursary application form as soon as possible and before 1 May.
Click here for information about RCO awards and bursaries
Click here to download the bursary application form
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Student Membership costs £56 a year (£28 for students of RCO Accredited Teachers or studying at an RCO Accredited Institution). If you are not already a member, why not join now and save most of the cost by getting the RCO Member attendance rate?
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