Through the RCO Academy programme, the College provides training and support for all organists and choral directors, be they students, amateur musicians or experienced professionals, working in church, concert hall, college, or classroom.
The RCO Academy programme has been developed by the College to:
To meet these objectives, RCO Academy works with valued partners across the UK and abroad to offer a wide range of courses, workshops, study days and classes. Read more.
The College also works to ensure the availability of high quality individual organ tuition across the UK, both through the RCO’s own teacher accreditation scheme, and through a series of careful selected strategic partnerships with national and local organisations and initiatives. Read more.
Finally, iRCO provides a powerful online learning tool for organists and choral directors wherever they are in the world. iRCO contains a broad range of audio, audio-visual and written learning resources which members and guest users can access at their convenience. Explore iRCO.
Many RCO Academy events are created and promoted in partnership with other organisations. Among these organisations are: Diocese of Leeds Music Department, Halifax Organ Academy, Worcester Cathedral, Three Choirs Festival, Christ’s Hospital and Merchant Taylors ’ Schools, Havering Music Trust, Trinity College of Music, The Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, London Handel Festival, London Bach Society, Northern Ireland International Organ Competition, Schools Music Association, the Annual Festival of New Organ Music , Incorporated Association of Organists, British Institute of Organ Studies, Cinema Organ Society, and St Albans International Organ Festival.
The College is a member of TONSIL (The Ongoing Singing Liaison Group), a forum for representatives of organisations involved in choral music to meet regularly and exchange ideas. The current membership is:
Association of British Choral Directors, British Associ ation of Barbershop Singers, British Choirs on the Net, British Gospel Arts, The Big Big Sing, Choir Schools' Association, Friday Afternoons, International Federation of Choral Music, Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers, Making Music, National Association of Choirs, Royal College of Organists, Royal School of Church Music, Sing for Pleasure, Sing UK, Voices Foundation, Voices Now.