Sydney Organ Academy



Dr Joseph Nolan

Organist and Master of Music, St George’s Cathedral, Perth

Philip Swanton

Head of Organ Studies, Sydney Conservatorium

The Sydney Organ Competition will be preceded by a “mini” Academy, commencing with a Celebrity Recital by Joseph Nolan at St Mary’s Cathedral, on Wednesday 30th September at 7pm.

The Academy, with a focus on French Romantic composers (particularly Louis Vierne, as 2020 is his 150th birthday), will take place on Thursday and Friday 1st and 2nd October and will feature master classes and seminars by Dr Joseph Nolan and Philip Swanton.  

All students of the organ of any age and skill level, including entrants in the Sydney Organ Competition,  are welcome to enrol.

More information will be forthcoming, however if you believe you may be interested in attending the Academy, please send an email to for further information.

Please note that with the current COVID-19 situation, the Education Committee will make a decision on 30th June as to whether the Sydney Organ Competition and Academy will go ahead.

Please check this site regularly.