Organ Scholarship

Organ Scholarship: Refine a Unique Talent

Next opening: Fall 2024

Priority Deadline: March 1st 

Deadline: March 15th

Audition Dates: Rolling *Please contact Jonathan Bezdegian to schedule the audition.*

Assumption University provides an inimitable opportunity for graduating high school seniors who have a passion for the pipe organ and liturgical music. Every four years, the University awards a four-year, eight-semester, full tuition scholarship to an incoming student who demonstrates exemplary organ playing skills.

The awardee will have at their disposal, the 3-manual, 56 rank, Chabot Family Memorial pipe organ in the University’s Chapel of the Holy Spirit. They will be an active member of the University’s Music Ministry Team and have ample opportunities to enrich the liturgy at Masses every weekend of the academic year. They will sing in the University’s various ensembles and receive training in service playing, repertoire, conducting, and singing. They will declare a major in music and may also elect a double major if desired.

Due to the high expectations and volume of work required, applicants for the scholarship should have some experience in church music, a strong background in keyboard studies, and have some relative comfort with sight-reading.

The Organ Scholar Award will only be awarded to a dedicated organist who has seriously studied organ throughout high school and has strong, basic music skills.

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