The Academy offers Principal Study for both undergraduate and postgraduate organists.
We also offer a one-year Organ Foundation Course, designed for Gap-Year students preparing either for Oxbridge organ scholarships or for those wishing to develop their organ playing and choral direction skills to a high level before university or conservatoire studies.
‘Fit for a duke’: Choir & Organ magazine on the Academy’s new Sir Elton John/ Ray Cooper Organ
Published in the January/February 2014 issue of Choir & Organ. © Rhinegold Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Artistic Director of the International Organ Festival at St Albans
Highly experienced soloist and orchestral organist, including numerous appearances at the BBC Proms
His collaborations with composers have resulted in the creation of many new works for organ
Jury member for major international organ competitions
A personal message from the Principal
Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017
A prize open to all Academy organ students
James Orford gives an organ recital
BWV 150, BWV 81, BWV 562, BWV 193
Organ students perform a recital of Widor and Franck
Solo voices and the timbre of a solo oboe predominate in today’s cantatas.