The AGO is excited to announce the creation of two new scholarships for students enrolled in master’s and doctoral degree programs in sacred music. The scholarships are made possible through the generosity of Dave Kopp and Ronnie Stout-Kopp. They were inspired by the rich tradition of sacred music at the Salisbury Cathedral in England: “It is our hope that we can encourage and enable gifted organists, choral leaders, and musicologists to pursue their passion for sacred music, and to relieve some of the financial pressure associated with graduate degree work. We also hope to establish a legacy of excellence in sacred music through advanced degrees at both the master’s and doctoral levels.”
The Salisbury Scholarships support full-time graduate students in their development as performers, conductors, or academics in the field of sacred music. Two annual Salisbury Scholarships in the amount of $10,000 apiece will be awarded each year to a master’s and doctoral student, with a total annual distribution of $20,000. Next year, the AGO will accept scholarship applications from May 1 to May 31, 2022 for the 2022-2023 academic year. Application dates are subject to change.
Applicants must have already completed a FAFSA application at the time of their application.
The first two scholarships were awarded in June, 2021, to Oliver Lear and Mihail Strezev at the master’s and doctoral levels, respectively. Both students will begin their 2021-2022 graduate study at the Eastman School of Music.
Contact AGO Headquarters for more information. email