Membership of the Royal College of Organists is open to anyone who takes an interest in organ and choral music and the related arts, whether you play, conduct, teach, compose or simply appreciate and enjoy the music.
To apply to join, please read the following details and complete the form below.
Membership of the College runs for 12 months from the date of joining. Your renewal date is 12 months from the last day of the month in which you join (so if you join on the 15th of the month you will renew on the 31st of that month in the following year).
The College offers two principal membership categories to new joiners: Full and Student.
Full membership of the College is open to anyone, regardless of age or status. Full members enjoy all of the benefits of RCO membership.
Student membership is available to anybody in full-time study, regardless of age. Student members enjoy all of the benefits of RCO membership except for certain professional services such as access to the Mentoring programme.
We also offer affiliate memberships to members of accredited and partner organisations, as follow:
Affiliate Student membership is available to students up to the age of 19 who are studying at either an RCO Accredited Institution or with an RCO Accredited Teacher (please check your eligibility with either your institution or teacher before applying). Affiliate Student members enjoy the same benefits package as Student members.
Affiliate AGO membership is available to members of the American Guild of Organists. Affiliate AGO members are eligible for a bespoke package of benefits including digital publications and access to iRCO.
Affiliate RCCO membership is available to members of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. Affiliate RCCO members are eligible for a bespoke package of benefits including digital publications and access to iRCO.
Affiliate SCOTS membership is available to those in Scotland who wish to join the Scottish Churches Organist Training Scheme. You will need to be allocated an Adviser before you join. Please contact email@example.com to be allocated an Adviser.
|Affiliate Student Member||£28.00|
|Affiliate AGO Member||£25.00|
|Affiliate RCCO Member||£25.00|
|Affiliate SCOTS Member||£25.00|
To make your application, please fill out the details below. All values are required except where indicated as optional.
Once you have submitted the form you will have the opportunity to complete your application with an online payment. Please note that your membership will not be confirmed until payment is accepted.
You will also be sent a welcome email containing your membership number and instructions for signing into our websites and digital services. To ensure you receive our emails, we recommend adding firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts list or to the 'safe sender' list in the junk or spam mail settings of your email client / software (you can normally find details in the Help function in your software if you are unsure how to do this). If you still do not receive your email, please check your spam / junk mail folder before contacting the College.