The Organ Scholarship at Croydon Minster is a gap year scholarship (undergraduate or postgraduate), held in conjunction with Whitgift School.
Organ Scholar (2016-17): Jack Oades.
We have now appointed an Organ Scholar for the Adacemic Year 2017/18.
Applications for 2018/19 open in January 2018.
Accommodation may be available.
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
- free organ lessons with the Organist and Sub-Organist
- ideal stepping stone to a Cathedral Music career
- 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)