Organisations for Organs and Organists

Organisations for Organs and Organists

American Guild of Organists
The national professional association in the United States serving the organ and choral music fields.

American Organ Archives of the Organ Historical Society

British Institute of Organ Studies (incorporating the British Organ Archive, the National Pipe Organ Register and the Historic Organs Certificate Scheme)
Organisation which encourages and promotes the study of the pipe organ, its history and design, and advocates the scholarly study and conservation of historic British organs, their source materials and repertoire.

Halifax Organ Academy
Halifax Organ Academy (HOA) is a centre of excellence for the organ in Calderdale and West Yorkshire, providing tuition and support for organists, raising the standard of playing and the number of good players in the locality It also encourages the take up of the organ, especially amongst young people.

Incorporated Association of Organists
Association, for organisations and individuals, which aims to encourage all aspects of interest in the pipe organ. Publishers of the quarterly Organists' Review. Organisers of London Organ Day

The Organists' Charitable Trust
supporting organists or their dependants in times of need

Incorporated Society of Organ Builders
Umbrella organisation for craft-qualified organ builders worldwide.

London Organ Concerts Guide

Lyme Regis Organ School
Lyme Regis Organ School offers individual lessons and a range of workshops run throughout the year including a highly-acclaimed three-day Winter Workshop.

Organ Club
An organisation which brings together those interested in all aspects of the pipe organ - its history, construction and musical repertoire.

Organ Recitals

Oundle for Organists
Courses and opportunities for organists of all standards.

Royal Canadian College of Organists

Royal School of Church Music

St Albans International Organ Festival
Biennial festival promoting 'the King of Instruments' as a solo instrument in its own right as well as an instrument capable of performing in a variety of musical contexts.

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