Organists in business: learning the skills for a successful career

Bach famously had moments of contention with his employers and colleagues over fees, commissions, teaching schedules, leave of absence - and nothing much changes. Working as a professional organist requires an additional layer of skills, above and beyond any RCO Diploma.  Managing yourself as a business, negotiating terms with multiple employers, and keeping abreast of legal requirements are not easy: so the RCO, in partnership with the Eric Thompson Trust, is running a one-day conference entitled Organists in Business on June 18th, at the Dutch Church in London, to provide business skills and career advice to organists at all levels. The speaker…