Scholarship and Organ Competition Announcements

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Current Scholarships

Ruth and Paul Manz Organ Scholarship Award: $3,000. Application deadline: July 17,  2018. Email or 773-256-0728.
Peter B. Knock Memorial Internship in Sacred Music at Rye Presbyterian Church Award: $15,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year. Application deadline:  June 1, 2018.
Musical America Find information about several scholarships for organ/choral study.
Now Closed. M. Louise Miller – Paul E. Knox Scholarship Award: $2,500. Application deadline: June 1, 2018.

Current Competitions

AGO/ECS Award in Choral Composition Award: $2,000 Submission deadline is July 1, 2018.
AGO/Marilyn Mason Award in Organ Composition Award: $2,000 Submission deadline is July 1, 2018.
Ronald G. Pogorzelski and Lester D. Yankee Annual Competition Award: $10,000 Submission deadline is August 31, 2018.
2015 Twin Cities Composition Competition Award: $1,500.  Submission deadline is August 1, 2018.
University of Michigan Organ Improvisation Competition Awards: First Prize $3,000, Second Prize $2,000, Third Prize $1,000. Application deadline: June 30, 2018.
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Award: $1,000. 9th annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition. Submission deadline is August 31, 2018.
ChoralArt of Portland, Maine New England Carol Contest Award: $750. Submission deadline is August 15, 2018.
IX Miami International Organ Competition Awards: First Prize $5,000, Second Prize $2,500, Third Prize $1,500, Audience Prize $500. Application deadline is June 1, 2018.
Eleventh Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition Award:  $5,000 First Prize, $3,000 Second Prize, $2,000 Third Prize.  Application deadline is March 1, 2019. Facebook.
Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Competition Several Awards. Application deadline is June 1, 2018.
Anniversary Anthem Competition Award: $5,000. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.
Competition for a Commissioned Composition for Organ Solo Awards: First prize: $5,000 and concert performance by a leading artist, Second prize: $1,000, Third prize: $750. Submission deadline is June 30, 2018.
2018 Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Hartford Awards: first place $7,500; second place $2,500; third place $1,000; audience prize $250; David Spicer Hymn Playing Prize $1,000. Application deadline is June 1, 2018.
Now closed. 2018 Buxtehude Organ Competition, University of Music Luebeck, Germany Awards: First Prize €8,000, Second Prize €5,000, Third Prize €3,000. Application deadline is May 01, 2018.
Now closed. Grand Prix de Chartres Awards: First Prize €4,000, Second Prize €2,500, Audience Prize €1,000. The application deadline is April 15,  2018.