When you become an organ scholar you join a long and distinguished tradition of musicians. Many conductors, soloists, choir trainers and practitioners have benefited from the intense experience of an organ scholarship at university or at a choral foundation. But making music at a high level can be demanding, especially if it's your first experience of performing to professional standards; and it can be difficult to balance performing commitments with other work - not to mention the rest of your life!
Advance for organ scholars is designed to offer focussed advice on all the elements of an organ scholarship:
With access to many of Oxford’s chapels and their excellent organs, Advance will give you the boost you need to make the most of your organ scholarship. In classes, discussions, and over meals, compare notes with your peers, and imbibe the wisdom of our gurus!
The fee of £290 covers tuition, and accommodation, breakfast and dinner.
You may be able to persuade your college or cathedral to contribute, or perhaps we can offer bursaries to support those who cannot afford the fee.
Tutors will include:
Organist at the London Oratory
• a brilliant all-round musician
• rising star as a composer, with many high-profile commissions
• improvisation and plainchant accompaniment expert
Organist and Master of the Choristers at Chichester Cathedral
• distinguished OfO alumna
• international prizewinning organist
• inspiring mentor
Director of OfO
• Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral
• highly praised recordings including ‘finger- and foot-perfect performances’ in Bach’s Trio Sonatas
• experienced continuo player
These and other expert tutors will respond to your individual needs and requests – this is an interactive course where the students can influence the programme to maximise its effectiveness.
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