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Scholarship Auditions

Deadline: May 1, 2021

Scholarship Auditions for the Stigall Scholarship Fund will be held on May 22 at St. Stephen UMC in Charlotte. The deadline to apply is May 1.

Click here for more information and to apply for the scholarship.

 

The Stigall Scholarship

The Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is proud to offer Ann and Robert Stigall Scholarship (established in 2004), in honor of their many years of beautiful and inspiring music at Myers Park Presbyterian Church and in the Charlotte community.

To be eligible for the Stigall Scholarship, the student must:

  • be in rising grades 6-12

  • have a background in piano

  • give an audition (held annually in May)

Students who are awarded the scholarship will be awarded half of the amount initially and must begin lessons between June 1 and September 1. The second half is awarded pending the results of a student progress report.

To audition, students should prepare two pieces in contrasting styles, scales and arpeggios, a hymn, and be prepared to sight-read. Previous organ study is not required. An application is due two (2) weeks ahead of the audition date, which will be announced in the April Charlotte AGO 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. 

Scholarship recipients will be encouraged to perform during the annual Summer Recital Series student recital, which is scheduled based on the availability of the students.