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The Stigall Scholarship

The Charlotte Chapter AGO established a scholarship in 2002 to honor the work of Ann and Robert Stigall. This scholarship was established to encourage young students to study the organ privately. 

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

  • be in grades 6-12

  • be proficient 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.