The Montréal Organ Festival is proud to partner with the McGill Student Organ Academy​, under the artistic direction of Hans-Ola Ericsson, professor and chair of organ and church music at McGill University. The academy, which runs a few days before the festival from June 28 to July 2, is geared toward young organists between the ages of 14 and 22 and features small group lessons and masterclasses with a diverse faculty of distinguished teachers. Students will have a chance to meet other young organists from around the world and have hands-on experience with some of Montreal's most important instruments, including the iconic Hellmuth Wolff organ in Redpath Hall at McGill.  Financial Aid is available to cover the costs of attending both the academy and the festival.

We're constantly updating the Academy website -- check back often for the latest information! 

​​For more information on the Academy, please contact:

Mark McDonald, academy coordinator:

Please consult the sponsorship page for details on how you can contribute to help students attend the academy and  festival. All sponsorship inquiries should be directed to

2017 McGill Student Organ Academy

June 28 to July 2, 2017 

Online Registration

Online registration is now available!  You have the option of registering for just the Academy (June 28 - July 2), or for both the Academy and the Festival (June 28 - July 6).

Student Information

Important information on the academy schedule, local accommodation information, and attending both the academy and festival.


Meet our distinguished faculty of established and emerging artists.  Students will work with the faculty in both small group settings as well as masterclasses for the entire group.


Students will have the opportunity to play on a wide variety of instruments in Montreal for their group lessons and masterclasses. In addition to the lesson instruments, students will have access to McGill's practice organs for individual practicing times.

1er au 7 juillet 2017

July 1 - 7, 2017

l'AGO région du Nord-Est, le CRCO et le CIOC

Northeast AGO,