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The RCCO 2016 Convention is coming to Kingston July 11-14, 2016!
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Kingston’s RCCO 2016 Convention is now behind us — but you can see our Photo Gallery of pictures at!

Kingston hosted the RCCO National Convention in July of 2016 — see our online Gallery of Photos.
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Scholarship deadline is March 31<sup>st</>!

The RCCO Kingston Centre is pleased to offer organ scholarships for working organists, students, and those curious about the organ, to study with a qualified instructor.

Application Information

The Scholarship Application Form may be downloaded and printed. Scholarship applications must be submitted directly to the Scholarship Secretary.

For more information, telephone or email:

David Cameron
RCCO Kingston Scholarship Enquiries
(613) 549-7125   .

Ms. Beverly Koski,
RCCO Kingston Scholarship Secretary
St. John’s Anglican Church
41 Church Street
Kingston, ON K7M 1K8
(613) 546-9733 or .

Download a printable application form here.

Deadline for Applications is March 31st.
Auditions will be in April. Candidates will be notified by e-mail.

The purpose of these scholarships is twofold: to encourage pianists to take up the organ, and to assist those who are already playing the organ in a church but without formal training, by offering them a series of free organ lessons.

Each scholarship is of the value of $450 - $500 (10-one hour lessons). Each award will be paid on the recipient’s behalf to an approved organ teacher of the student’s choice who has agreed to take the recipient as a student. Scholarships may be renewed twice at the discretion of the jury and subject to availability of funds.

The preferred candidate will be a pianist of at least Grade 8 standard who has not yet had any formal instruction on the organ, and who is either playing for a church or hoping to do so. If sufficient scholarships are available, consideration may be given to:

Candidates will be selected by a Jury consisting of the Chair of the Kingston RCCO Centre and two professional organ teachers appointed by the Centre.

Selection will be by audition to be held after the submission deadline. Qualified applicants will be informed by e-mail of the time and place of their auditions.

Candidates will be required to play:

Candidates should be prepared to supply an original copy of each piece (NOT photocopied) to the Jury.

Applicants are asked to submit, along with their applications, a brief statement explaining why they are interested in the organ and how they hope to utilize their skill in the future. Applicants are also asked to include information about their musical training and experience. In making the awards, the Jury will take into account:

The organ lessons must commence within six months of the award and completed within one year.

The following are the organ teachers in the area served by the Centre who have agreed to accept scholarship students:

Michael Capon, MMus, ARCT, ARCCO, Organist at St. George’s Cathedral, tel: 613.548.4617, or contact him by .
Aurora Dokken, BMus, MMus, PhD (ABD), EdD, Director, Upper Canada School of Music, tel: 613.546.9868, or contact her by .
Jill Mingo, MMus, BSc, CRCCO, ARCT (Organ Performance), ARCT (Piano Performance), Director of Music at St. Andrew’s by-the-Lake United Church, tel: 613.549.4085, or contact her by .
Terry Head, MSM, BMus, ARCT (performance and teaching), Director of Music, Bridge Street United Church, tel: 613.962.9178 ext. 74, or contact him by .
Brad Mills, BMus, ARCT (performance), ARCCO (performance), Director of Music, St. Paul’s United Church, tel: 613.267.2973 or contact him by .

Other professionally qualified organ teachers may be approved at the discretion of the Executive Committee of the Centre.

The following scholarships are usually available from the Kingston Centre: