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Summer Organ Academy

Académie estivale d'orgue

Summer Organ Academy 2023

The next Summer Organ Academy will take place in Toronto, ON from June 26 - July 1, 2023. This page will be updated soon with more details!

Participant Feedback (2021)

  • "The 2021 [ARCCO Examination Preparation program], taught by Dr. Aaron James, was a fascinating dive into the wide variety of topics and skills that the exam touches on."
  • "[The Church Organist program, led by Valerie Hall] was a welcome professional development opportunity for those of us providing music for weekly church services."
  • "[The Youth Organist program], led by Sarah Svendsen, was an amazing experience. It was highly inspiring and very helpful... It was overall a new and very positive experience, and I’d look forward to doing it again!"

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.

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.

Summer Organ Academy Curriculum Designer & Program Coordinator: Sarah Svendsen

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

The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation

Nous sommes profondément reconnaissants envers nos soutiens pour l’académie estivale d’orgue :

la Fondation Lloyd Carr-Harris


The Royal Canadian College of Organists

201-720 Bathurst St

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Phone: 416.929.6400
Email: info[at]rcco.ca

The Royal Canadian College of Organists

201-720 Bathurst St

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Téléphone : 416.929.6400
Courriel : info[

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