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Honorary Awards Nominations Deadline February 1
January 14, 2020
By: Lorne Swan
The RCCO honours and celebrates individuals and organizations who, through their work locally or...
Summer Organ Academy 2020 Waitlist Now Open
December 20, 2019
By: Lorne Swan
The waitlist is now open for Summer Organ Academy 2020 taking place July 1-6 in Victoria, BC. ...

Summer Organ Academy

July 1-6, 2020   Victoria, British Columbia

***Waitlist Now Open!***

 The Royal Canadian College of Organists is proud to announce the 2020 Summer Organ Academy.

Offering a wide range of learning opportunities, the Summer Organ Academy is a comprehensive training program for beginner to advanced organists. Participants study with acclaimed organists while developing advanced musicianship skills in an intensive program of organ lessons, improvisation lessons, masterclasses, seminars, theory and ear-training, and scheduled daily practice. New this year, the 2020 Academy features an introduction to the harpsichord and Alexander Technique!

Open to organists of all abilities, the Summer Organ Academy offers three registration streams:

    • Youth (14-18 years old)
    • Performance
    • Church Organist

Come and study with some of Canada’s finest organists in an inspiring and supportive environment. Full program details and registration will be coming soon but our waitlist is open now!

For more information and to be placed on the waitlist, contact Elizabeth Shannon at



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; and
     ·   attend the Summer Organ Academy in the year of the award.

Application form available here.


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