Organ Scholarships are awarded at 16+ on entry to the Sixth Form. Prospective candidates should be promising organists with a demonstrable commitment to the instrument and a desire to dedicate significant time to developing their skills in this area whilst at College. They should have keyboard skills beyond the level of Grade 6 piano, preferably with confident sight-reading ability. Some previous experience playing or studying the organ is essential.
The Sixth Form Organ Scholar will follow a discrete programme of training which could form ideal preparation for a University Organ Scholarship, and will include many performance opportunities at College and externally. They will work closely with the College Organist, and will have the opportunity to develop their choral accompanying and directing skills through work with the College Choirs and Head of Vocal Studies. Organ Scholars will receive free organ tuition in the form of two lessons per week in repertoire and keyboard / general musicianship skills.
Past award holders have previously won Organ Scholarships at Oxbridge and the University of St Andrews, and have continued their organ studies in the USA.
Useful documents for entry: