Scholarships

TCAGO 2021 Pipedreams Organ Scholarships

The 2021 Fall audition date will be on SaturdayOctober 16 at 10:00 a.m. 

at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (500 Blake Rd. South, Edina, MN)

***NOTE: Masks are required and social distancing will be observed***

Due date for Application Forms (please see below) for the Fall Audition:
Monday, October 11, 2021

This event is closed to the public.

The TCAGO Pipedreams Organ Scholarships were established by the chapter to honor the significant contributions Michael Barone has made to the organ world. The scholarships will be directed toward young students and adult members of TCAGO wishing to either begin or continue organ studies. The applicants are not required to have any previous organ experience. 

TCAGO Pipedreams Organ Scholarship for Students

Eligibility: Open to students in grades 7-12. Winners must reside in the Twin Cities or surrounding areas. Previous winners may reapply. The applicant must have the recommendation of their teacher (piano or organ).

Award: $500 award to be applied towards organ lessons. Scholarships are awarded twice yearly by audition. The $500 award is sent directly to the organ teacher, who must be a member of the TCAGO.

Please note: 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 (below) and follow the instructions on the form for submitting it.

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

Application Form for Students Grades 7-12

To apply, please print out the TCAGO Pipedreams Organ Scholarship Application Form for Students. The audition information, above, is also available as a PDF. Please make a note of the dates, time, and place, above. This information is not on these documents.


TCAGO Pipedreams Organ Scholarship for Adults

Eligibility: Open to adult members of TCAGO. Winners must reside in the Twin Cities or surrounding areas.

Award: $500 award to be applied towards organ lessons. Scholarships are awarded twice yearly by audition. The $500 award is sent directly to the organ teacher, who must be a member of the TCAGO.

Please note: The winner is expected to purchase organ shoes and music as needed.

To apply: Print out and complete the Application Form, and follow the instructions on the form for submitting it. The application includes a short essay on why this scholarship would be helpful to you.

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

  1. Perform a piece of your own choosing
  2. Perform a hymn of your own choosing
  3. A brief interview with the committee

Application Form for Adults

To apply, please print out the TCAGO Pipedreams Organ Scholarship Application Form for Adults. The audition information, above, is also available as a PDF. Please make a note of the dates, time, and place, above. This information is not on these documents.


Submit Your Application

Students and adults, send your completed application to:


Karen Bartz
TCAGO Pipedreams Organ Scholarship
6650 Vernon Ave S #404
Edina, MN 55436

or email it to Karen Bartz


Questions?

Please address all questions and concerns to the TCAGO Pipedreams Organ Scholarship Committee Chair: 

Dr. Diana Lee Lucker, 952-237-0349 or DLucker621@aol.com

The Scholarship Committee:

Dr. Diana Lee Lucker, Chair
Karen Bartz
Steve Gentile


Please contact TCAGO Pipedreams Organ Scholarship Committee Chair Diana Lee Lucker  if you need further information.



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