About OFO

Welcome to Creative Oundle for Organists

‘You’ll never know until you have a go’

That’s the advice of one of our recent students. And it’s true: you’ll never know how much COfO can help you until you join us.

Creative Oundle for Organists has been providing internationally recognised training for young organists for over 30 years. Many COfO alumni go on to reach the highest levels of the music profession; cathedrals, churches, conservatoires, choirs, and instrumental ensembles all over the UK and abroad employ musicians who have attended COfO courses. We often invite alumni back as tutors, showing our students what they can achieve in the future, having been a part of COfO.

Our courses provide inspiration and encouragement to organists at all levels. Whether you are just deciding to try the organ or already at the start of a professional career, COfO has something for you. Our courses are renowned for their friendly, fun atmosphere, and friendships formed during them can last a lifetime. Our course tutors are not only experienced professionals, but are also approachable and committed to helping students get the most out their time with us. We are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of musicians.

Whether you’ve never played the organ before, or are at the start of your professional career, COfO has something for you. Join us in 2024 and find out how memorable, fun, and life-changing an COfO course can be. Take a look at one of our films to see what our young organists say about their experiences with us.

Ann Elise Smoot
Director, Creative Oundle for Organists