2017-2018 YOI Scholarship Winners

The Young Organists Initiative held our Scholarship Auditions at Marsh Chapel, Boston University October 14.  We awarded seven scholarships to the following students:

Joshua Beresford, 11 of Somerville

Blake Chen, 13 of Cambridge

Benjamin Driscoll, 14 of Cambridge

Fred Probst, 12 of Southborough

Reed Probst, 14 of Southborough

John Roper, 15 of Quincy

Mathias Why, 12 of Watertown

Each student will each receive private lessons with BAGO instructors, Boston Chapter AGO memberships as well as gift certificates from Spectrum Music.

Additionally, we will be featuring a YOI Scholarship student or two each month in Pipings as well as on the website.  We will learn more about each of these students, their interests and see how they grow in their organ studies through the year.

The interest in the organ appears to be growing and thriving based upon the interest in and auditions this month and we look forward to this trend continuing and hope you will all support this effort.  You can do so by welcoming them at BAGO events and supporting them in their recital at King’s Chapel, Tuesday June 26, 2018 at 12:15.

Due to the increased interest in the program and scholarship recipients, the YOI Committee is considering offering a second recital opportunity this Spring prior to the King’s Chapel Recital.

The YOI Committee is seeking additional members to encourage and lead our next generation of organists.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Christine Hogan

A heartfelt thank you to the following without whom this program and initiative would not have been possible:

Heinrich Christensen and King’s Chapel

Scott Jarrett, Justin Blackwell and Marsh Chapel

Robert Barney, Louise Mundinger, Jeremy Bruns and the YOI Committee


Christine Hogan

Chair, Young Organists Initiative

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