Recently learned that I passed my CertRCO (Certificate of the Royal College of Organists).
This is a level that was only introduced a few years ago.
While there are quite a few ARCOs and FRCOs (Associates and Fellows) in Australia, I, and one other in Queensland, have just become the very first holders of the CertRCO in Australia!
Conferment of diplomas is happening in Southwark Cathedral on March 8.
The Cert may be the RCO’s most junior diploma, but there’s no guarantee I’ll make it to ARCO, and this may be my only chance to experience being presented with a diploma from the Royal College of Organists in an English Cathedral… so a whirlwind visit (extended weekend!) back to UK is in order for next week!