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Summer Organ Academy 2023

  • 26 June 2023
  • 01 July 2023
  • Toronto, Ontario


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Minor provides own guardian
  • *Note: fees include breakfast option for Tuesday through Saturday. No other meals included.
  • *Note: fees include breakfast option for Tuesday through Saturday. No other meals included.
  • Please select this option if you are not registering for the full Academy, and would like to book a private organ lesson with one of our optional private lesson instructors. We will contact you to schedule the lesson at a mutually agreeable time. We will also discuss preferred instructor at that time, and will accommodate as possible. All Private lesson requests must be made by June 19th.

Registration is closed

Registration is open!

Join us in Toronto, one of Canada’s most culturally vibrant cities, for this exceptional learning experience featuring international and local organ artists Chelsea Chen, Aaron Tan, Isabelle Demers, Jeff McLeod, David Simon, John Paul Farahat, Aaron James and Jonathan Oldengarm.

The full program includes private organ lessons, improvisation lessons (traditional and jazz/pop), masterclasses, lectures and performance opportunities. Auditing and additional private lessons are also available. Participants requiring accommodation will stay in residence on the beautiful campus of the University of Toronto.

Space is limited!

Bursaries Available!

We are pleased to announce financial support to participants attending the 2023 Summer Organ Academy.

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, The Good Foundation Inc. and The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation, a bursary of up to 50% of registration fees will be available to all students registered in the full 5-day program of the 2023 Summer Organ Academy.

These bursaries are being provided to support organist training by offsetting the cost of attendance. Simply submit a letter of request to indicating your need for this assistance when registration is complete. (Note, an additional travel bursary may also be available for participants required to travel a significant distance. Please contact us for details.)

This year's Faculty 

Private Organ Instructors

Improvisation Instructors

Lecturers and Optional Private Instructors

Registration Options:

There are many ways to participate in this event. Registration is available for overnight single occupancy room, overnight double occupancy room, overnight minor with a guardian, daytime adult, or daytime minor with a chaperone. For those who may not have the time to attend all of the events, some additional options have been made available including auditing any one or more of the lectures or masterclasses, as well as private organ lesson study request.

Pricing Options:

Student Type


Day Student (minors require own guardian)


Overnight - Adult - Single Occupancy


Overnight - Adult - Shared Room


Overnight - Minor (with guardian) - Shared Room


Per Lecture Fee


Per Masterclass Fee


Per Private Organ Lesson Fee


*Note: Overnight registration includes breakfast.

Scholarship Opportunities

Paul Grimwood Scholarship


Curriculum Designer & Program Coordinator: Dr. Sarah Svendsen

Executive Director: Elizabeth Shannon

Project Manager: Dean Kurtis-Pomeroy

We gratefully acknowledge support from:

The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation



The Royal Canadian College of Organists

201-720 Bathurst St

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Phone: 416.929.6400
Email: info[at]

The Royal Canadian College of Organists

201-720 Bathurst St

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Téléphone : 416.929.6400
Courriel : info[

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