Minster Organ Scholarship (Gap-year)

The Organ Scholarship at Croydon Minster is a gap year scholarship (undergraduate or postgraduate), held in conjunction with Whitgift School.

Organ Scholar (2018-19): Heather Easting.

Applications for 2018/19 have now closed.

We will be advertising for next year's positions (2019-20) from around January 2020 in the TES and ChurchTimes.

Salary: £16,380 per annum.

Accommodation may be available. 

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The principal aim of the Minster Organ Scholarship is to give thorough training in every aspect of English Cathedral Music and commitments at the Minster are very much tailored to each organ scholar's capabilities and interests.

As a full member of the Minster Music Department, the Organ Scholar will:

  • train the probationers in singing and theory
  • accompany mid-week Evensongs
  • step in whenever one of the other organists is away
  • have many opportunities to rehearse the boys' and girls' choirs
  • direct the Minster Choirs during services
  • gain experience in accompanying Anglican choral repertoire on the organ

Croydon is only a 20 minute train ride away from London Bridge, in easy reach of London's music hub.
Benefits of the Organ Scholarship at Croydon Minster:
  • £16,380
  • free organ lessons with the Organist and Sub-Organist
  • ideal stepping stone to a Cathedral Music career
Previous Organ Scholars and where they are now:
  • 2000  Jonathan Vaughn (Assistant Organist, Wells Cathedral)
  • 2002  Daniel Soper (Assistant Director of Music, St Edmundsbury Cathedral)
  • 2005  Martin Ford (Assistant Organist, Westminster Abbey)
  • 2010  Freddie James (ex Organ Scholar, St John's, Cambridge)
  • 2012  Douglas Tang (ex Organ Scholar, King's College, Cambridge)
  • 2013  David Warren (Organ Scholar, Robinson College, Cambridge)
  • 2015  Nick Graham (Director of Music, St Peter's Streatham)
  • 2016 Jack Oades (Organ Scholar, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin)

For further details about the Whitgift/Minster Organ Scholarship, please contact:

Ronny Krippner Organist & Director of Music 

Telephone: 020 8688 8104

Email: organist@croydonminster.org