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Neil Cockburn, resumé

Employment
  • Director of Music, Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, Calgary (2015-)
  • Instructor of Organ, University of Calgary (2001-)
  • Organist and harpsichordist, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (2001-)
  • Instructor of Organ and Harpsichord, Mount Royal Conservatory (2015-2016)
  • Head of Organ Studies, Mount Royal Conservatory, Calgary, Canada (2000-2015)
  • Liturgical Music Advisor, Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, Calgary (2009-2010)
  • Artist-in-residence, Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, Calgary (2006-2010)
  • The Cantos Music Foundation Organ Scholar, University of Calgary, Canada (2006-2009)
  • Curator, Carthy Organ, Jack Singer Concert Hall Calgary (2002-2005)
  • Organ Tutor, St. Giles International Organ School, London, UK (1997-2000)
  • Director of Music, Bromley Parish Church, Kent, England (1997-2000)
  • Organ Scholar, Chichester Cathedral, England (1993-1994)
  • Organ Scholar, Keble College, Oxford (1990-1993)

Teaching Award
  • Distinguished Teaching Award (Credit Free), Mount Royal University (2014)

Qualifications
  • PhD (Musicology): University of Calgary
  • MusM (Organ Performance): Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK
  • BA (Hons, Music): Oxford University, UK

  • PPRNCM - Professional Performance Diploma, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK
  • Dip. TCR - Organ Teaching Diploma, Royal College of Organists, UK
  • PGDip - Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies in Performance, Royal Northern College of Music,
  • Manchester, UK
  • FRCO - Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, UK

International Organ Competition
  • First Prize, Dublin International Organ Competition, Eire (1996)

Other Prizes
  • Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund Prize (2000)
  • Premier Prix de Perfectionnement (à l’unanimité) - Conservatoire Nationale de Région Rueil-Malmaison, France (1999)
  • Whitlock Prize, Dip. TCR Examinations - Royal College of Organists, UK (1997)
  • First Prize, British Music Society Organ Awards (1996)
  • Limpus Prize, FRCO Examinations - Royal College of Organists, UK (1994)

Scholarships
  • W. T. Best Memorial Organ Scholar - Worshipful Company of Musicians, UK (1997-2000)
  • Organ Scholar, Chichester Cathedral, UK (1993-94)
  • Organ Scholar, Keble College, Oxford University, UK (1990-93)

Committees
  • Chair, Competitions Committee, Royal Canadian College of Organists (2015-17)
  • Professional Support Committee, Royal Canadian College of Organists (2010-16)
  • Membership Committee, Royal Canadian College of Organists (2012-2015)
  • Membership and Brand Committee, Royal Canadian College of Organists (2010-2012)
  • National Education Committee, Royal Canadian College of Organists (2004-6), Co-Chair (2005-6)
  • Regional Director, Region 7 (Prairies), Royal Canadian College of Organists (2004-2007)
  • Chair, Royal Canadian College of Organists, Calgary Centre (2001-2003)
  • Executive Member, Calgary Society of Organists (2000-2001)