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RCO Academy: “The Conservatoire Experience” 20 Feb 16

The Conservatoire Experience - 20 Feb 15

This will be of interest to all teenage organists! This is a one-day programme on 20 February 2016 to pursue their organ playing through higher education.

The British Conservatoires – The Royal Academy of Music, The Royal College of Music, Trinity College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, the Royal Northern College of Music, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – set the standard for organists to develop their performing skills to the highest levels as part of a degree course. All feature teachers who are at the top of their game in the competitive world of professional music-making, coupled with fabulous facilities and opportunities.

Professor David Titterington, his tutor colleagues and amazing students will be hosting this day of discovery which offers:

  • hands-on tuition
  • exploration of the Academy’s wonderful resources and facilities
  • a lunchtime recital by RAM students in Dukes Hall (you will have the opportunity to chat to them as well)
  • a composite concert by students at St Marylebone Church

You can read more by going to the RCO website here (where you can book online) or downloading the event PDF here.

It will be held on 20 Feb 16 at the beautiful facilities of The Royal Academy of Music. During the day I’m sure you will this premier path towards becoming  a professional organist.

You will also have the opportunity to play:

  • the impressive new Sir Elton John and Ray Cooper organ built by Kuhn in the Duke’s Hall
  • the iconic four-manual Rieger instrument in Marylebone Parish Church
  • Royal Academy of Music’s 1763 Italian instrument
  • practice organs by Peter Collins and Jan Zielmann

Pricing for the day is £40 for RCO Student members and £45 for all other full time students. (More information here).

Image credit: Taken from RAM’s Pinterest Board. Photography by Benjamin Harte. © Royal Academy of Music, October 2013

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