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The Organ Student Experience Week (TOSE Week)

Tuesday 23rd July 2024 (11:00) – Sunday 28th July 2024 (16:30)

Teenage organists of grade 7 level and above are invited to join Daniel Moult and his stellar teaching team in Oxford for an unforgettable week of tuition using many of Oxford's finest organs.

Booking update on 11.3.24: this course is now fully booked. Please click here to email to be added to the waiting list [events @].

The course provides teaching in graded groups in repertoire, technique, and keyboard musicianship, and whole-course classes in choral directing and accompaniment—just the thing for those preparing for or considering university organ scholarships, study at a conservatoire, or a gap-year organ scholarship in a church or cathedral, as too those who simply want to take their playing to the next level! 

Comments from TOSE Week 2023 students

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 Erwan Le Prado, one of our teachers, and another by a young professional (name to be announced)
• 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 included in the fees together with all meals—we are resident at St Edmund Hall, located in the heart of Oxford's historic centre
• supervision from experienced pastoral staff
click here to download the 2022 course timetable to get a flavour of what to expect

Book now to guarantee a place and to secure the early bird rate which is available until 29 February. RCO Student Members receive a further discount on the fees. Join the Royal College of Organists now for immediate access to the lower rate. We also 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.

Daniel Moult
: TOSE co-director Dan is one of the most profile and celebrated organists in the UK. Based in London, he performs, records, and gives masterclasses around the world. Dan directs the highly acclaimed organ department at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and is passionate about teaching the next generation of musicians.

Erwan le Prado: One of the greatest living French organists and pedagogues! Erwan is professor at the conservatoire in Caen, organist of the Abbey there, and in international demand as a concert player and competition juror. His teaching is engaging and well-informed, with never a dull moment!

Darius Battiwalla: A superbly versatile and very popular musician, Darius has a dazzling career as organist, conductor and arranger including a role as Leeds City Organist. His organ teaching has won him many plaudits for his authoritative, friendly insight, with a wealth of conservatoire experience behind him. Another new face for TOSE. 

Katelyn Emerson: Katelyn has “taken the organ world by storm” (Diapason magazine). A very bright star of the next generation, with a busy international schedule of concerts and classes. Katelyn is currently undertaking a PhD at Cambridge—we welcome her to TOSE for the first time.

William Fox: The stellar acting organist and assistant director of music at St Paul’s Cathedral and soon-to-be Director of Music at St Albans Cathedral, Will is in huge musical demand and has an enviable string of broadcasts and experience under his belt. His organ accompanying classes at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire have been a big hit, and we look forward to welcoming him to TOSE.

Esther Jones: We are delighted to welcome Esther back as the TOSE choral director—she was even able to work her magic when she directed us online during lockdowns! Esther is hugely in demand throughout the UK as a choral director, conductor, and adjudicator.

David Pipe: David is a Northern powerhouse, transforming organ education through his pioneering work in the Diocese of Leeds. Cathedral organist, popular soloist (including his Huddersfield Town Hall tenureship), teacher and RCO examiner, we are delighted to have him on board TOSE for the first time.

Simon Williams: Simon is Director of the RCO's East, South, and South West regions with additional responsibility for the College's national events and Accredited Teachers' programme. He has many years of teaching and performing experience and has been Organist of Cheltenham Ladies' College since autumn 2022.

Fees include tuition, accommodation and breakfast, lunch and dinner from lunch on Tuesday 23 July to lunch on Sunday 28 July. The first figure given is for RCO Student Members; the second for non-Members. Click here to join the RCO now and save most of the membership fee on the discount rate for RCO Student Members (or all the cost if you are elligible for Affiliate Student Membership through studying at an RCO Accredited Institution or with an RCO Accredited Teacher). 
• Early-bird rates (available till 29 February): £810/£850
• Booking from 1 March: £850/£890
• Whether you book before or after 29 February you can pay the deposit of £75.00 with the balance of fees becoming due by 1 May

If applying for a bursary please book your course place paying the deposit only, and complete and return the bursary application form as soon as possible and before 1 May.
Click here to download the bursary application form.

Click here to email us with any questions

Click here for details of TOSE-in-a-Day for teenage organists of c. grade 5 - grade 8 level, London, Saturday 16 March.

Click here for details of our new TOSE Community, offering year-round support and inspiration to teenage RCO Student Members.

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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

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