Regulations and Enrolment
Membership in the College is open to professional and non-professional organists, choir directors, students, and all who support its aims and objectives.
A candidate's application for membership shall be sent to the National Office, accompanied by the requisite fee. Alternatively, the fee may be paid by credit card by telephoning the National Office.
A member is expected to hold membership in, and pay fees to, a Centre of the College, normally the one closest to the member's place of residence or work. If there is no Centre within reasonable distance, application may be made to become an unattached member. Interpretation of this provision shall be the responsibility of the Registrar.
CODE OF ETHICS FOR MEMBERS OF THE RCCO
The Royal Canadian College of Organists was founded to encourage a high standard of music, both in the church and in the secular world, and to support those engaged in that work. To that end, the following behaviour is expected of all its members:
1. Members of the RCCO will act in a professional manner, striving to perform their craft to the best of their abilities, and to fulfil the terms of their employment.
2. Members of the RCCO will work to improve the role of music in worship and the reputation of their profession by fostering good working relationships with clergy and church government.
3. Members of the RCCO will not accept a performing engagement in another musician's jurisdiction without the approval of that musician. In such cases, it is appropriate for the contracting party to offer the incumbent musician a fee as a courtesy.
4. Members of the RCCO will not seek a position until after the incumbent musician has officially resigned or been properly notified of the termination of employment.
5. Members of the RCCO will respect the rights of composers and publishers, and will not violate these by infringing copyright laws.
6. Members should at all times respect the interests, attitudes and rights of colleagues and act with humanity, dignity and discretion towards other members. Members are required not to discriminate on the grounds of gender, disability, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age, religion or political belief.
7. Members in conflict with a fellow member must supply said member with a written copy of any accusation before making a public accusation.
8. Members should co-operate with other music professionals in sharing expertise and encouraging professional development.
9. Members should make a constant effort to improve professionally, always striving to uphold the public image of the RCCO.
Musicians and Clergy are encouraged to call upon the RCCO Professional Support Committee to help resolve any disputes which may arise.
To join the RCCO, consult the chart below to determine the relevant fee, and send in the form.
AGO Members: Join the RCCO for $55 US.
RCCO Members: Join the AGO for $64 CDN.