Young Organists

Young Organists Scholarships

The Youth Committee is accepting essays for the two available scholarship contests of the 2018 National AGO Convention. Thanks to generous donations, scholarships will be offered to both current and former students who would like to attend the National AGO Convention.

The AGO Young Organists scholarship will be offered to young organists who are between 16 and 29 years of age and full-time students at the time of the convention. Scholarship funds will cover the full registration cost, the full transportation cost during the convention (excluding transportation to and from the convention), and one half of hotel expenses for the convention. Applicants will be asked to provide proof of age and full-time student status. The essays will be anonymously evaluated based on the applicant’s level of commitment to the organ and financial need as articulated in the essay. The deadline for applying to the scholarship contest is April 1, 2018. Applications and essays may be submitted using instructions HERE beginning January 1, 2018. There will be multiple winners of this scholarship contest.

The second scholarship essay contest is for Young Professionals. This contest will be offered to young organists who have been out of college for no more than 10 years. Scholarship funds will cover the complete lodging expenses for the duration of the convention. Applicants will be asked to provide proof of age and former student status. The essays will be anonymously evaluated based on the applicant’s level of commitment to the organ and financial need as articulated in the essay. The deadline for applying to the scholarship contest is April 1, 2018. Applications and essays may be submitted using instructions HERE beginning January 1, 2018. There will be one winner of this scholarship contest.

Young Organists Reception with National AGO leaders

Monday, July 2nd, 10:00 pm
Sheraton Hotel on the Terrace Level above the lobby.

Lawrence, Kansas Day

Edoardo Bellotti Masterclass
James Higdon Recital
Tuesday, July 3rd, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lawrence, KS
The events in Lawrence will be limited to a total of 500 attendees. Once that limit is reached this option will not be available. To ensure a spot please make a point to register early.

Open Console Day for Young Organists

Friday, July 6th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Village Presbyterian Church
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
Westport Presbyterian Church

AGO Young Organists - AGOYO

The AGO has seven new regional divisions for young organists to benefit young organists across the United States and foreign chapters. Through Facebook, a community of young organists who are members of the AGO, are connecting in this virtual community to establish networking opportunities and generate innovative web-based programming. National Convener of the AGO Young Organists Divisions: Jillian Gardner. Find more details here about AGOYO.

To donate to the AGOYO events during the 2018 National convention please note AGOYO in the Reference/Invoice line using the Donate button below.