The Incorporated Association of Organists

The RCO and the IAO have run in parallel for over a century and continue to happily work hand in hand.

The IAO is a registered charity that provides information, support, education, and training for organists, choir trainers, and organ enthusiasts. With over 4,500 members worldwide and nearly 80 affiliated associations, it is an influential voice in the classical music world and provides a strong network and representation for its members.

Join the Incorporated Association of Organists (IAO)

To join the IAO you can either join your local association or join the central society. 

Joining the IAO demonstrates your love and enjoyment of music with particular, but not exclusive, reference to the organ.  We include and welcome members of both sexes and all ages from under 19 to over 90 – our youngest members are under 15.  All that you need is a love of the organ and of its music.  Through our events, we, and our affiliated associations, will provide the rest.

Benefits include:

  • Reduced-rate entry to certain IAO-promoted events including Regional Organ Days
  • Reduced-rate subscriptions to Organists’ Review magazine, widely acknowledged as the leading publication in its field
  • Access to the IAO Benevolent Fund in the event of financial hardship
  • Discount purchases of sheet organ music from Church Organ World
  • A free quarterly news-sheet via email

Subscribe to Organists’ Review
By attending the RCO Winter Conference, we know that you love to play, love to listen to, and simply love to discuss organs as an instrument. Organists’ Review is therefore the magazine for you as it is the leader in its field. It provides a kaleidoscope of the organ world, with articles, information, and stunning pictures covering a wide range of organ related topics. In addition to regular features such as new music and CD reviews, each issue explores in depth a theme of current interest.
Starting life primarily as the quarterly magazine of the IAO, Organists’ Review is now available to all. Follow the links to see more and to subscribe.


The Incorporated Association of Organists
The Incorporated Association of Organists