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College Archives Now Online
September 18, 2019
By: Lorne Swan
The RCCO archival holdings have now been successfully transitioned to Wilfrid Laurier University...
Examination Requirements for 2020-22
September 13, 2019
By: Lorne Swan
New requirements go into effect for the 2020 examination year.  Complete details are available...

Educational Resources


OrgelkidsCAN is an educational project that will introduce a new generation to the wonders and music of the pipe organ by providing children an opportunity to learn about, build, and play, a miniature two-rank pipe organ.  Click here to read about this exciting project. Click here to access the OrgelkidsCAN website.



Many helpful publications and other media are available through the RCCO Store.

The following items are available for download at no charge to members. Please ensure that you are LOGGED IN and then click HERE to access the download page.

Varying Textures for Hymns - Michael Capon

Pragmatic Registration - David Cameron

Music for Weddings and Funerals - multiple authors

Publicise It! Writing a Press Release - Sandi McDonald

Let's Commission a Work - William Wright

An Organist's 'How to Practise' - Barrie Cabena

Some Notes on Copyright - Giles Bryant

Technique for Choirs - John Cook

Pedal Exercises - Gerald Bales 

Good health for organists - vital principles of posture - Dr Steven Benson

Addendum to Dr Benson's article


Our colleagues at the American Guild or Organists have kindly agreed to publicising their Youtube file for the benefit of RCCO members. You will find there two videos of workshops from recent festivals on Improvisation Techniques.

In addition there are extracts from five Masters Series videos, with interviews and performances from five outstanding organists:-

1. Catharine Crozier

2. Marie-Claire Alain

3. Fred Swann

4. Gerre Hancock

5. Marilyn Mason




The ORC was a project, started in the 1990's by the Edmonton Centre of the RCCO, which seeks to assist churches in the selection and purchase of an organ. With today's ready access to internet material its usefulness has greatly diminished. It covered topics such as:-

Music in worship
The organ in worship
Organizing the organ committee
Determining your needs
Planning for the future
Costs and fund raising
Organ Planning for Architects
Approaching a builder
Mechanics of the organ
Repertoire for small organs

This material is now archived at City of Edmonton and Province of Alberta Archives, and will be accessible to the general public.

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