RCCORoyal Canadian College of Organists

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS AND RESULTS

THE COLLEGE ACADEMIC DRESS

Examination Requirements

Examination Results 2014

The College Academic Dress

Fellows of the College

 

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS

2014-2016

Des renseignements sur les examens sont disponibles en français au Siège social du Collège.

The Royal Canadian College of Organists offers

the following examinations:

Certificates:

  • Worship Accompanist Certificate
  • Service Playing Certificate
  • Choir Training Certificate


Diplomas:

  • Colleague (CRCCO)
  • Associate (ARCCO)
  • Fellow (FRCCO)
  • Professional Diploma in Choral Conducting
    (Ch.RCCO)

The deadline for applications will be March 15, 2015.

The written exams will all take place on Tuesday May 12, 2015 and Tuesday May 17, 2016.

The practical exams will take place at the end of May/beginning of June.

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS 2014-2016

revised October 7th, 2013

Download forms:

Worship Accompanist Certificate:

Exam Application for the Worship Accompanist Certificate

Recording Certification Declaration for the Worship Accompanist Certificate

Service Playing Certificate:

Exam Application for the Service Playing Certificate

Recording Certification Declaration for the Service Playing Certificate

Choir Training Certificate, CRCCO, ARCCO, FRCCO:

Exam Application for the Choir Training Certificate, CRCCO, ARCCO, FRCCO, and Professional Diploma in Choral Conducting

CRCCO (Service Playing):

Exam Application for the CRCCO (Service Playing) Diploma

REGULATIONS

1. All College members in good standing are eligible for examinations.


2. The Worship Accompanist Certificate and the Service Playing Certificate examinations consist of a practical session only, and may be taken at any time by submitting an application form and the required recording. The playing of candidates for these examinations must be recorded at one time, under the supervision of two invigilators, one of whom must be an officer (Centre, Regional or National) of the College. Recordings may be submitted in high quality mp3 or WAV format, or on CD, and must be accompanied by a certification form signed by the invigilators. The necessary forms may be downloaded from the College website, or requested from the National Office.

3. All other examinations must be taken at the June examination sessions, and consist of two sections: practical and paperwork.

4. Colleague and Choir Training Certificate examinations: initially, both sections must be taken at the same time. When a candidate has passed one section but failed the other, credit for the former is valid for four years; a supplemental examination for the latter may be taken during this period, provided that College membership has been maintained throughout. Only candidates who have successfully completed both sections at the same session are eligible for scholarships. Supplementary Ear Tests are offered for candidates who have passed the written portion(s) of an examination but not the ear tests. Supplemental Ear Tests may be administered in January of each year.

5. Associate, Fellow and Choral Conducting examinations: one section may be taken at a time, and the other at a subsequent session within a period of four years. When a candidate has passed one section but failed the other, credit for the former is valid for four years; a supplemental examination for the latter may be taken during this period, provided that College membership has been maintained throughout. Only candidates who have successfully completed both sections at the same session are eligible for scholarships. Supplementary Ear Tests are offered for candidates who have passed the written portion(s) of an examination but not the ear tests. Supplemental Ear Tests may be administered in January of each year.

6. Candidates for Fellowship must already hold the Associate diploma. The AAGO and ARCO diplomas are also valid for this purpose; likewise, the ARCCO diploma is accepted by the American Guild of Organists as a prerequisite for the FAGO.

7. All written papers become the property of the RCCO.

FEES

ARCCO or FRCCO:

  • Complete diploma at one session: $400
  • One section of diploma only: $300


CRCCO:

  • Complete diploma at one session: $150
  • One section of diploma only: $120

Worship Accompanist Certificate:

  • Worship Accompanist Certificate: $100

Service Playing Certificate:

  • Service Playing Certificate: $100

Choir Training Certificate:

  • Choir Training Certificate: $125

Professional Diploma in Choral Conducting:

  • Complete diploma at one session: $400
  • One section of diploma only: $300


Supplemental Ear Test: $50
Marking Sample Papers: $35 per paper


The same fees apply both for initial entry and for re-examination. Cheques payable to the Royal Canadian College of Organists should accompany the completed application form. College dues cannot be included; these must be paid prior to application. No fees will be returned following registration. Fees may be carried over for one year only in the event of illness documented by a medical certificate. Members of the RCCO may now pay online with Visa or Mastercard by logging in here: http://www.rcco.ca/login.cfm.

RCCO Examination Results 2014

The following have successfully completed degrees and diplomas by examination in 2014:

FELLOW        

Matthew Larkin, Ottawa        

ASSOCIATE        

David Simon, Toronto        

COLLEAGUE        

Andrew Cloutier, London        

Samuel Lee, Ottawa        

Jennifer Mitchell, London        

Alastair Williams, Toronto        

SERVICE PLAYING CERTIFICATE        

Robert Chung, Hamilton        

Emma Drinnan, Kingston        

Susan Sparks, Ottawa        

Stefani Bedin, Toronto        

Harry Lau, unattached-Canada        

Ruth Neil, Ottawa

The College Academic Dress


RCCO academic dress descriptions:
a) Gown: A University of Toronto BA style, black regent body; yoke outlined and sleeves looped up with blue cord; sleeves cut shorter: 22 ½ inches in front, and 35 inches at the back. Made of bengaline.
b) Hoods: Fellows: A University of Toronto doctoral shape; the cape is of royal blue bengaline lined in white taffeta with one 5 inch royal chevron. The cowl is bordered with 3 inches of white velvet on the outside, tapered toward the neck band and turned over ½ inch onto the lining. The loop is of black soutache. The keeper is of white braided soutache with two white buttons.
Associates: A University of Toronto doctoral shape, though smaller. The cape is of royal blue bengaline, lined with white. The cowl is bordered with 2 inches of white velvet inside and outside of the anterior edge only. The loop is of black soutache.
Colleague: As for associates, except for the border of the cowl, which is 1 inch of white taffeta. The loop is of black soutache.
Professional Diploma in Choral Conducting:
The cape is of royal blue bengaline. The lining is of white taffeta with one 5" bright gold chevron. The border is 3" of white velvet on the outside anterior edge, tapering towards neckband and turned over 1/2" onto lining. The trim is a bright yellow cord on outside anterior edge where the white velvet meets the blue shell. The loop is of black soutache. The keeper is of white braided soutache with two white buttons.
Choir Director: As for the fellows and associates, with the addition of a bright yellow cord on the cowl, where the velvet meets the blue cape.
Note: Members who obtained their diplomas prior to the redesign of the academic dress in 1996 are still entitled to wear the robes authorised at the time.
The academic dress of the College is available from DSR Harcourts Ltd, 19 Duncan St, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 3H1, (416) 977-4408.

Fellows of the College by examination


The Fellowship is the highest academic distinction offered by the Royal Canadian College of Organists and the publication of this list recognises the hard work and dedication of its recipients. Anyone aware of an omission or inaccuracy should inform the National Office.

FCGO
Whitehead, Alfred Ernest * 1913
Andrews, W Norman * before 1914
Killmaster, Frederick George * before 1919

FCCO
Uffelman, Walter * 1923
Moss, Cyril Albert * 1924
Smithson, William * 1924
Putland, Arthur Kingsley * 1926
Colcomb, Henry E * before 1929
Thomasson, William * 193?
Sutton, Francis * before 1932
Rees, Lion Penhall * before 1932
Dowling, Eric * before 1932
Niermeier, Frans C * 1935
Hopkins, Helen * 1935
George, Graham * 1936
Campbell, Edith M * 1937
Douglas, Gordon Leslie * 1937
France, William Edward * 1937
McTavish, Myron A * 1937
Rosevear, Henry * 1937
Hill, Lewis Eugene * before 1938
George, Ewart B * before 1939
Brown, Allanson Gordon Yeoman * 1940
Clark, Florence Durell * 1940
Hovdesven, E Arne * 1940
Motley, Phillips Carey * 1940
Baldwin, Ivor * 1941
McAree, Clifford * 1947
Dedrick, John M * 1950
Alves, John 1951
Murray, Paul Burns * 1952
Clarke, F R C * 1952
Wickett, William H * 1955
Bush, Eleanor M * 1955
Hopkins, Keith Lauchlin * 1958

FRCCO
Kemp, Walter H 1959
Gould, Raymond 1959
Reymes-King, J 1960
Farmer, Maitland * 1960
Burchill, James F 1960
Cameron, Charles David 1963
Overduin, Jan 1963
Cook, J E 1963
Wright, William H M 1964
Gibson, Suzanne 1964
Anderson, Glenn Barry 1964
Tidy, Ashley W 1965
McTier, Mary S 1965
Green, Russell * 1966
Bradley, John L 1966
Robertson, Eric N 1969
Clemons, Nora 1969
Porri, S 1971
Rivitt, W A 1971
Graham, Fred Kimball 1971
Mitchell, John E 1971
Bullat, G Nicholas 1975
Doer, Suzanne 1978
King, John R 1979
Moroney, Edward 1979
Downing, Joseph H 1981
Spry, Heather A * 1982
Jordan, Ronald S 1983
Johnston, Gordon 1987
Holmes, Karen 1988
Renwick, William 1988
Janzen, Howard 1989
DeVries, Fredric Wayne 1989
Marchildon, Leo Vincent 1989
Gaspar, Desmond 1990
Butler, Barbara 1990
Turnbull, William F C 1991
Albert, Ethel M 1991
Mills, Randy 1993
Morton, Ian C 1994
Irving, Simon 1994
Damyanovich, Alexander Zhivko 1995
Oldengarm, Jonathan 1996
Bergs, Roger Paul 1996
Dawes, Christopher 1997
Morana, Frank 1997
Harwood, Elizabeth 1997
Connell, Edward Arthur 1998
Szafron, Brennan Dale 1998
Henderson, Andrew 2000
Langille, Colin 2002
Annand, Thomas 2004
Bordignon, Paolo 2005
Ku, Christopher J-S 2006
Sarabura, Philip J 2007
Tan, Aaron 2007
de Souza, Jordan James 2008
Elisa Mangina 2010
John Bouz 2011

Aaron James 2012

Timothy Pyper 2012

Gregg Redner 2012

Matthew Larkin 2014

* deceased