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Note that the 24-hour clock is used on all event listings. All times are GMT/BST. For classes, the following key is used as a guide to level and suitability : Beginner (Grades 1-4); Intermediate (Grades 4-6); Advanced (Grades 6-8 / CRCO); Diploma 1 (CRCO–ARCO); Diploma 2 (ARCO–FRCO); All Standards. For more information on the different types of events organised by the College, click here.
Please note that topics, dates and times for the webinar series offering tuition on the written papers of the RCO organ playing diplomas may change. Booking for each group of webinars will open on these pages a few weeks ahead. All webinars run from 20:00 BST to 21:00 BST and are recorded for subsequent viewing on iRCO. Please note that from 1 July free access to iRCO videos will once again be restricted to RCO members. Non-members can view films on a pay-per-view basis. Click here to download the RCO examination regulations. Click here for information on RCO membership.
21.4.20 CRCO chorale 1
28.4.20 CRCO chorale 2
5.5.20 CRCO chorale 3
19.5.20 ARCO chorale 1
26.5.20 ARCO chorale 2
2.6.20 ARCO chorale 3
16.6.20 ARCO 16th-century counterpoint 1
23.6.20 ARCO 16th-century counterpoint 2
14.7.20 ARCO Fugal techniques 1
21.7.20 ARCO Fugal techniques 2
28.7.20 ARCO Fugal techniques 3
8.9.20 ARCO 18th-century counterpoint 1
15.9.20 ARCO 18th-century counterpoint 2
29.9.20 FRCO Fugue 1
6.10.20 FRCO Fugue 2
FRCO fugue webinars: please note that the topics covered in the ARCO fugal techniques webinars will not be covered again in the FRCO sessions.
CRCO Chorale (3 classes)
Suitable for students who have reached the standard of least ABRSM grade 6 and have some basic understanding of the concepts of figured bass, and have some appreciation of the figures themselves for triads and seventh chords, including their inversions and abbreviations. Also suitable for students starting ARCO chorale
Webinar 1: Adding figured bass to harmony; non-harmonic notes
Webinar 2: Brief review of submitted work; Adding harmony from a figured bass
Webinar 3: Brief review of submitted work: adding harmony at a cadence without figures
ARCO Chorale (three classes)
Webinar 1: ARCO chorale – Brief review of submitted work (from CRCO chorale webinars); the family of keys; cadences and approach chords.
Webinar 2: ARCO chorale – Brief review of submitted work; handling progressions; mid-phrase formulas.
Webinar 3: ARCO chorale – Brief review of submitted work; more advanced chords and progressions.
ARCO Two-part counterpoint: 16th century (2 classes)
Suitable for students who have passed CRCO or who have reached an equivalent standard.
Webinar 1: Introduction to the idiom; handling consonance and dissonance
Webinar 2: Brief review of submitted work; Imitation
ARCO Fugal techniques (3 classes)
Also directly relevant for students beginning FRCO fugue
Webinar 1: Finding a fugal answer.
Webinar 2: Brief review of submitted work; writing a countersubject
Webinar 3: Brief review of submitted work; Writing an episode leading to a first middle entry
ARCO Two-part counterpoint: 18th century (2 classes)
Suitable for students who have passed CRCO or have reached an equivalent standard.
Webinar 1: Understanding the harmonic framework
Webinar 2: Brief review of submitted work; Imitation and sequence
FRCO fugue (2 classes)
If you passed ARCO before Summer 2016, when fugal techniques at ARCO was introduced, consider applying for the course on ARCO fugal techniques in addition to this. The topics covered in the ARCO fugal techniques webinars will not be covered again in the FRCO sessions.
Webinar 1: Review of ARCO fugal techniques topics at FRCO level: finding an answer, writing a countersubject and writing an episode. If these topics are unfamiliar to you, application for the ARCO fugal techniques webinars is recommended. Also considering order of entries, codetta and exam strategies.
Webinar 2: Anonymous review of submitted attempts at FRCO fugue questions, drawing out relevant general points and discussing common pitfalls.