Stigall Scholarship Auditions
The Charlotte Chapter AGO established
a scholarship in 2002 to honor the work
of Ann & Robert Stigall. This scholar-
ship was established to encourage
organ study of students in grades 6-12.
The amount of the award varies from
year to year, depending on the amount
of funds available and the number
of recipients chosen. Whatever the
amount of the award, half is
allocated initially; bestowal of the
second half will be dependent on the
results of a Student Progress Report.
Auditions are held annually in May. Students are expected to be proficient at the piano, play two pieces in contrasting styles, scales and arpeggios, a hymn, and will be asked to sight-read. No previous organ study is required. If students have previous organ training, s/he may elect to audition on the organ and/or piano.
The application deadline shall be 2 weeks ahead of the audition date. There will be a reminder of the deadline in the April newsletter.
The application will include a Letter of Introduction from the student’s music teacher(s), with a brief history of the student’s musical background, and any other pertinent information.
Once an award has been received, lessons may begin June 1, but no later than September 1. First semester lessons must be completed by December 31; the second by May 31.
Scholarship recipients will be encouraged to perform on the annual Charlotte AGO Summer Recital Series student recital.
Previous winners may reapply for the scholarship.
The teacher must be a member of the Charlotte Chapter AGO. AGO membership shall be provided to each scholarship winner.
If you have any questions, please contact Michael Lehtinen, Professional Development Chair, at 704-527-7276.