RCCO RESOURCE MATERIAL MAY BE ORDERED FROM NATIONAL OFFICE
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Edited by Stephanie Martin
This history of the RCCO is a celebration of Canada's oldest musicians' association and is filled with photographs and stories from Centres all across Canada. The book was released during the 2009 centennial convention and is available at the price of $45.
Centres are the local groupings of members of the RCCO. Their Centre Newsletters vary widely in form, content and frequency of publication, but can be taken to be the most up-to-date source of information on RCCO activities in a local vicinity, and many also publish articles, news and announcements of related musical events in the community. All are mailed free of charge to RCCO members attached to the Centre, and most have some form of rate for mailing to non-members, and members of other Centres.
|Examination Papers: (Colleague, Associate, Fellow, Professional Diploma in Choral Conducting; each examination consists of two to four sections):|
|One Section (e.g. Paperwork I/II, Ear Tests or Practical)||$3.50|
|Complete Service Playing or Choir Training Examination (any year)||$3.50|
Complete other examination (any year; the written portion only may be sent to the Examinations Committee to be graded with comments).
Preparing for RCCO Ear Tests
CD, sec A-F
CD, sec G-M
Cassettes for Mock Examinations (for one of Associate or Service Playing)
The flagship resource of the RCCO "The Employment of a Church Musician: A Guide for Canadian Churches" / “Engager un musicien d’église : Guide à l'intention des églises canadiennes” is now available in a revised third edition. This 50 page booklet contains thorough listings of the skills required and the work that a church musician does. It also contains chapters on writing a job description and where a church should advertise, interview procedures, starting and maintaining the relationship, exit interviews and ending the relationship. Appendices include the RCCO salary grid, sample contracts, the RCCO position statement on the use of pre-recorded music in worship and an annotated reading list. While aimed at Canadian churches, most of the material is applicable in the United States and other English-speaking countries. This booklet is available for $10.00 CDN plus $4.00 CDN shipping and handling charges from the National Office.
All prices quoted are in CDN$
|The Application and Interview (for church musicians seeking employment):||$4|
|For God and the People; in Defense of Traditional Church Music - Norman Brown||$10|
|Music for Weddings and Funerals||Free|
|Publicise It! Writing a Press Release - Sandi McDonald||Free|
|Let's Commission a Work - William Wright||Free|
|An Organist's 'How to Practise' - Barrie Cabena||Free|
|Some Notes on Copyright - Giles Bryant||Free|
|Technique for Choirs - John Cook||Free|
|Pedal Exercises - Gerald Bales||Free|
|Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza: A Guide for organising and presenting a half-day workshop about the pipe organ for young musicians.||Free|
|POW! Pipe Organ Workshop Guide: A Guide for the organising and presenting of a one to five day workshop about the pipe organ for young musicians aged 12 - 18||Free|
|The Centre President's Handbook: A comprehensive manual for managing a successful RCCO Centre. by Norman Brown||Free|
|RCCO Policy re: "Inactive" Centres, approved by the Board of Directors, January 28, 2011||Free|
|Enrich your service playing and support the future of the RCCO by purchasing 175 Hymn Tunes Varied by David Cameron. This CDR is in .pdf format and contains over eighty descants, and dozens of reharmonised free accompaniments to 175 hymns new and old. For copyright reasons an additional four hymns are included in the printed supplement. All proceeds go to support the Endowment Fund of the RCCO. Click here for samples: Adeste fideles and Nun danket alle Gott.||$20|
|Increasing Harmonic Skills at the Keyboard - William Wright||$30|
|The College Crest Medallion:||$20|
|The College Tie:||$15|
Commissioning New Works: Marilyn Mason
French Organ Music: Karen Holmes
Creative Organist and Clergy Combat: Patricia Phillips Wright and Malcolm Sinclair
Teenagers and Church Music - What do they really think? Barbara Resch
(on loan in Canada only)
Man of Music: Healey Willan (NFB)
Voices in the Wind (CBC)
Coming Alive: Choral Directing with Lloyd Pfautsch
The Singing Pipes (NFB)
A Church Organist's Primer: (Allen Organ Co.)
Manual and Pedal Technique
Sing and Rejoice: Help for Hymn Singing with Alice Parker (Worship Works)
Pipedreams: The Casavant organ in Jack Singer Hall Making the Words Sing! (NFB)
Pulling Out All the Stops: The Pipe Organ in America (OHS)
The Reason Why We Sing: Alice Parker (LTP)
A small reference library is located at the National Office. It includes hymn books and psalters of different denominations and styles, anthem books, organ methods, treatises, theory texts, and periodicals of interest to organists and church musicians. The library, which is open to all members of the RCCO, is made available through the generous donations of volumes by interested members and purchases made by the Standing Committee for Resources.
The ORC is a project of the Edmonton Centre of the RCCO which seeks to assist churches in the selection and purchase of an organ. Books, pamphlets and articles are available on such topics as:
Music in worship
The organ in worship
Organizing the organ committee
Determining your needs
Planning for the future
Costs and fund raising
Organ Planning for Architects
Approaching a builder
Mechanics of the organ
Repertoire for small organs
For information on the ORC and a list of materials contact:
By email: email@example.com
or by mail at:
ORC c/o RCCO,
Edmonton Centre Southgate
P.O. Box 76112
Edmonton, AB T6H 5Y7
The College makes Education grants, which are typically $150 to $450, available to Centres which wish to run an educational program. The Guidelines and Application Form are below:
SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) is the licensing agency for the world's repertoire of copyright-protected music. They ensure that music creators and their publishers get paid for the communication to the public and public performance of their music. SOCAN does this by granting performing rights licences to businesses and individuals publicly playing or broadcasting live or recorded music, allowing them access to virtually the world’s entire repertoire of copyright-protected music.
When RCCO centres or members organise an event with live or recorded music, a license fee must be paid to SOCAN in order to abide by federal copyright regulations. The particulars below outline how this can be done, and provide links to further information including license application forms.
These tariff rates are set by the Copyright Board of Canada and there are more than 21 different SOCAN tariffs to accommodate the many different uses of music. Here are the most common ones pertaining to Concerts/Meetings/Conventions, etc.:
Popular Music Concerts – Tariff 4A.1
Where admission is charged, the fee per concert is 3% of gross receipts from ticket sales (minimum $35 per concert). Where no admission is charged, 3% of fees paid to performing artists (also minimum $35 per concert).
Classical Music Concerts – Tariff 4B.1
Where admission is charged, the fee per concert is 1.56% of gross receipts from ticket sales (minimum $35 per concert).Where no admission is charged, 1.56% of fees paid to performing artists (also minimum $35 per concert).
Rental Functions where either live or recorded music is used – Tariff 8
This tariff pertains to banquet facilities, meeting rooms, reception areas, etc. This is charged per event, and the fee is calculated based on the capacity of the room and whether or not dancing is part of the function. Please note that while it is the facility that holds the licence and is legally responsible, it is common practice to pass along the fee to the client or event producer as one of the costs of the function.
For full details on these and other SOCAN tariffs, or to find out more about SOCAN, visit www.socan.ca or give us a call. To speak directly to a SOCAN agent, RCCO members can contact 1.866.944.6210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.