Daniel Jacky, the AGO’s first organ scholar (2022–2023 academic year), is a senior and Stamps Scholar at Oberlin College and Conservatory where he is completing a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics in addition to a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance. At Oberlin he studied organ with Jonathan Moyer, conducting with Jody Kerchner, and continuo and harpsichord with Mark Edwards. During his time at Oberlin he interned at St. Peter’s Church (ELCA) in Manhattan where he studied with Balint Károsi. He currently serves as the Director of Music at St. Peter’s UCC in Amherst, Ohio. Daniel performs frequently in ensembles and as a soloist, and is particularly interested in the cantatas of J. S. Bach. In his free time, he enjoys staying active in any way possible, and he is an avid but hopeless fan of the Cincinnati Reds.
The Organ Scholar Program offers emerging organists the opportunity to experience an annual ten-month internship within a significant music ministry program in the United States. The first year of the training program coincides with the 2022–2023 academic year and is being hosted at Duke University Chapel. The program model is designed to include combined investments from AGO National Headquarters, a local AGO chapter, and a host church for a total of $30,000. In addition, the host church provides housing and healthcare options for the organ scholar.
The application period for scholars was January 15–February 15, 2022. For more information, click here to reach Jillian Gardner, Councillor for Young Organists.
Interested in being a host institution? Click here for more information.