TCAGO Pipedreams Organ Scholarship

The next audition will be on May 11, 2019 at  10 a.m. at Cross View Lutheran Church (6645 McCauley Trail W., Edina, MN 55439).

Application forms (please see below) must be submitted by May 6, 2019.

The TCAGO Pipedreams Scholarship was established by the chapter to honor the significant contributions Michael Barone has made to the organ world. The scholarship will be directed toward young students wishing to either begin or continue organ studies. The students are not required to have any previous organ experience. 

Eligibility: Open to students in grades 7-12 who reside in the Twin Cities or surrounding areas.

Award: $500 award to be applied towards organ lessons (awarded twice yearly). Winners may apply for a second scholarship. The $500 is sent directly to the organ teacher (who must be a member of the TCAGO). The winner is expected to purchase organ shoes and music as needed. The winner must also continue piano lessons during the period of the scholarship award.

To apply: Print out and complete the Application form (PDF) and follow submittal instructions on the form.

Audition: Keyboard competency is required. This may be at the piano or organ.

1. A Bach Invention or equivalent

2. A contrasting piece from the Classical or Romantic period

3. Perform a hymn of your choice with two contrasting verses

4. Sight-read a hymn chosen by the committee

5. A brief interview with the committee

The applicant must have the recommendation of their teacher (piano or organ).

Please address all questions and concerns to: 

Dr. Diana Lee Lucker, 952-237-0349 or

The Scholarship Committee:

Dr. Diana Lee Lucker, Chair
Karen Bartz
Steve Gentile

Send your completed application to:

TCAGO Pipedreams Scholarship
Attn: Karen Bartz
House of Prayer Lutheran Church
7625 Chicago Ave S
Richfield MN 55423

or email it to Karen Bartz
You may print out a PDF of the above information.

Please contact TCAGO Pipedreams Scholarship Committee Chair Diana Lee Lucker or Committee members Karen Bartz or Steve Gentile if you need further information.

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