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#46 Vox Humana

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 01:14

However, he's made a list of all the cathedrals (I didn't realise there were so many!) and is in the process of emailing them all to see if they offer organ scholar places (and if they're still free). 

 

I expect you have seen this, but if not you might find it useful.
https://www.rscm.org...n-scholarships/


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#47 Aquarelle

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 14:27

Thank you for all the interesting information about women organists.

 

I was prompted to ask as at the more humble parish level the last church I attended in England had a woman organist (very good) and at our parish church here in France it's always been women who do the job.


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Posted 20 December 2018 - 08:19

His other Conservatoire rejected him because "all the other candidates had at least a year's experience as an Organ Scholar".  If this is a "requirement" why can't they be upfront and declare this? He's had 4 application forms from Cathedrals etc and they start interviewing after Christmas, so maybe there's hope.  On the plus side, he's passed his Grade 8 with a mark of 142 so at least that's some good news.  Interestingly, he said the examiner was one of the people who'd been on his interview at his first choice conservatoire so at least we know his playing is up to standard - it's just the experience he lacks.


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#49 Prof T

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Posted 05 November 2022 - 19:28

I had Richard Latham for organ and in the first year I did quite well.  But then in the second year Jane Parker Smith arrived and had her lesson just before me.  Obviously she was a far more interesting and talented pupil and her lessons gradually got longer at the expense of mine!!  But I’m not complaining because I got to listen to her every week.  What a privilege. I think she moved on to another teacher but I can’t remember when.


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#50 maggiemay

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Posted 05 November 2022 - 19:42

I had Richard Latham for organ and in the first year I did quite well.  But then in the second year Jane Parker Smith arrived and had her lesson just before me.  Obviously she was a far more interesting and talented pupil and her lessons gradually got longer at the expense of mine!!  But I’m not complaining because I got to listen to her every week.  What a privilege. I think she moved on to another teacher but I can’t remember when.

That’s interesting … I had Richard Latham for a couple of years, and his timekeeping was atrocious … so much so that I raised it with him one time.  Nothing to do with Jane, as far as I remember - I was first lesson after lunch. 


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