The Royal Canadian College of Organists annually holds theoretical and practical examinations for its diplomas.
Many College members teach privately or at schools of music and are willing to train and guide aspiring organists. Those who have earned RCCO diplomas can provide valuable insight and guidance into preparing for RCCO diploma examinations.
For more examination details, please visit the RCCO National Website Examination Page.
Victoria Centre offers two scholarships.
The National Beginner’s Scholarship, funded by the RCCO's College Development Fund, may be awarded to any person who shows ability and promise as an organ student. The award is up to $700 toward lessons with a qualified organ teacher who is an RCCO member.
The John and Gladys Hart Memorial Scholarship is available to organ students resident on Vancouver Island. The award is $500 toward study with a qualified organ teacher, plus 1-year membership with the RCCO. The study could be private tuition or study at a recognized conservatory or university school of music.
The application deadline for both scholarships is October 15. Both scholarships will be awarded by mid-November and must be used within the following year.