Scholarship and Organ Competition Announcements

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Current Scholarships

Musical America Find information about several scholarships for organ/choral study.

Current Competitions

L. Cameron Johnson Memorial Organ Competition Award: First prize $1,500. Application deadline is April 12, 2019.
New England Carol Contest sponsored by ChoralArt of Portland, Maine. Award: $750. Application deadline is August 15, 2019.
Second Shanghai Conservatory of Music (“SHCM”) International Organ Competition 2019. Award: First Prize $6,000, Second Prize $4,000, Third Prize $3,000, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Prizes $1,000 apiece. Application deadline is May 23, 2019. Email
2020 Canadian International Organ Competition. Award: First Prize $25,000 CAD, Second Prize $15,000 CAD, Third Prize $10,000 CAD. Application deadline is January 31, 2020.
WLS Family Sacred Music Award sponsored by the Harp Society calls for a piece for harp and organ.  Award: $600. Application deadline is March 15, 2019.
Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival, Hartford Connecticut Award: First Prize: $15,000, plus over $13,000 in additional prizes. Application deadline is May 15, 2019.
Also, see OrganPromotion for European (mostly) events.

Now closed. 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.
Now closed. Anniversary Anthem Competition Award: $5,000. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.
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.
Now closed. Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition Award: First Prize $40,000 (there are other prizes). Application deadline is November 5, 2018.
Now closed. Fribourg University of Music Award: 5000CHF annually; must already be admitted at Fribourg. Application deadline is March 1, 2019. Email