2018-2019 YOI Scholarship Winners

2018-2019 YOI Scholarship Winners

Saturday, September 29 we held the YOI Scholarship Auditions at The Dover Church in Dover, Massachusetts on their C.B. Fisk, Opus 107. The YOI Program continues to grow as we awarded scholarships to six students this year. The scholarship recipients are:


John Dunn, of Arlington
Adelaide Mangum, of Rutland
Alexander Marin, of Wayland
Graham Minnich, of Arlington
Johanna Murphy, of Norwell
Michael Thekaekara, of Waltham

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 year as for the first time we have received interest from students hoping to audition next year. 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 recitals this Spring, May 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM at The Dover Church, 17 Springdale Avenue in Dover, MA and at King’s Chapel, Tuesday July 2, 2019 at 12:15.

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

Heinrich Christensen and King’s Chapel
Louise Mundinger and Jeremy Bruns
YOI Committee
The Dover Church

Christine Hogan
Chair, Young Organists Initiative