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Summer Organ Academy

Académie festivale d'orgue

Curriculum Design & Program Coordinator: Sarah Svendsen

Featuring an innovative new curriculum that will be delivered entirely virtually, the Academy offers a wide range of learning opportunities in three programs of study. Access to a pipe organ is not required for any of the programs. Students can practice all assigned materials and complete their homework assignments using a digital organ, piano, or an electric keyboard. Participants will submit pre-recorded performances for masterclasses. Click on the daily outlines below for more information on each program. Registration is now full for the ARCCO Examination Preparation stream but we are still accepting applications for the Youth and Church Organist streams. Register now, enrollment is limited!

Youth Organist

For young organists ages 12-17 seeking knowledge and skill enrichment, masterclass opportunities, and activities including a virtual collaborative project.

Dates:                   
July 12 - 16

(3 hours per day)

Lead Instructor: Sarah Svendsen
Guest Artists / Instructors:

Katelyn Emerson

Kim Farris-Manning

Wesley Hall

Mark McDonald

Jeff McLeod

Jonathan Oldengarm

Patricia Wright

Price: $320.00
Registration Deadline:

May 31, 2021

Registrations cancelled prior to May 15 will be subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. Due to the anticipated high demand for the Academy and limits on the number of participants, no refunds will be issued after May 15, 2021.

Click here for the daily outline.

ARCCO Examination Preparation

For the undergraduate or advanced high school organist seeking training geared towards the ARCCO exam, particularly keyboard skills and improvisation.

Dates:                   
July 20 - August 5

(6 x 90 min. sessions)

Lead Instructor:

Aaron James

Guest Artists / Instructors: Alex Ross (bio coming soon)
Price: $250.00
Registration Deadline:

May 31, 2021

Registrations cancelled prior to May 15 will be subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. Due to the anticipated high demand for the Academy and limits on the number of participants, no refunds will be issued after May 15, 2021.


Click here for the daily outline.

Church Organist

For the community organist seeking professional development. Aimed at the playing level of the Service Playing Examination.

Dates:                   
July 19 - August 6

(6 x 90 min. sessions)

Lead Instructor:

Valerie L. Hall

Guest Artists / Instructors:

Chellan Hoffman

Steve Miller

Sarah Svendsen
Price: $250.00

Registration Deadline:

May 31, 2021

Registrations cancelled prior to May 15 will be subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. Due to the anticipated high demand for the Academy and limits on the number of participants, no refunds will be issued after May 15, 2021. 


Click here for the daily outline.

Organ Festival Canada (August 9-13, 2021)

All Academy participants are invited to attend Organ Festival Canada which will be presented online from August 9 -13, 2021. Academy participants enrolled in full-time secondary or post-secondary education programs are eligible for complimentary registration. All other participants are eligible for the reduced rate of $148.00.

Paul Grimwood Scholarship

Awarded annually, the Paul Grimwood Scholarship was established to honour and perpetuate the legacy of Paul Grimwood’s thirty-nine years as Organist and Choirmaster of Central Presbyterian Church, Hamilton, by nurturing the development of a student organist. An award of up to $500.00 will be granted annually for ten years, beginning in 2018, to a student enrolled in the Royal Canadian College of Organists’ Summer Organ Academy.  The intention of the award is to offset costs incurred by the student to attend the Summer Organ Academy.

The scholarship will be awarded to a student organist who demonstrates proficiency in organ playing and a keen interest in further development as an organist.  To qualify, the student must:

    • be a Canadian citizen
    • be aged 24 years or less on July 1 in the year of the award
    • be a member of the Royal Canadian College of Organists
    • attend the Summer Organ Academy in the year of the award

The application form is available here.

We are deeply grateful to our generous supporters of the Summer Organ Academy:

The Lloyd-Carr Harris Foundation



Festival d'orgue du Canada (Semaine du 9 août 2021)

Tous les participants à l'académie estivale sont invités à assister au festival d'orgue du Canada qui s'ouvre à la fin de l'académie. Les participants suivant des cursus à plein temps au niveau secondaire et post-secondaire peuvent effectuer des inscriptions supplémentaires. 

Bourse Paul Grimwood

Attribuée chaque année, la bourse Paul Grimwood a été créée pour honorer et préserver le legs des trente-neuf années que Paul Grimwood en tant qu'organiste et maître de chœur de la Central Presbyterian Church de Hamilton, en promouvant le développement d'un élève organiste. Chaque année pour dix ans à partir de 2018, un montant pouvant s'élever à $500.00 sera octroyé à un élève inscrit à l'académie estivale du Collège royal canadien des organistes. L'objectif de la bourse est de couvrir les dépenses occasionnées par la participation de l'élève à l'académie estivale d'orgue.

La bourse sera accordée à un élève organiste montrant des aptitudes pour l'orgue et désirant continuer à se développer en tant qu'organiste. Pour être éligible, l'élève doit :

    • être citoyen canadien
    • avoir 24 ans ou moins au 1er juillet de l'année d'obtention de la bourse

    • être membre du Collège royal canadien des organistes

    • participer à l'académie estivale d'orgue l'année d'obtention de la bourse

Le formulaire de candidature est disponible ici.

We are deeply grateful to our generous supporters of the Summer Organ Academy:

la Fondation Lloyd-Carr Harris



Address
414 - 15 Case Goods Lane
Toronto, ON
M5A 3C4

Contact
Phone: 416.929.6400
Email: info[at]rcco.ca
Adresse
414 - 15 Case Goods Lane
Toronto, ON
M5A 3C4

Contact
Téléphone : 416.929.6400
Courriel : info[
à]rcco.ca

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