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New! • Organ Scholarships at Christendom College
published 26 January 2019 by Guest Author

85581 organ pipes TARTING next fall, Christendom College will begin the Benedict XVI Organ Scholarship Program. There will be up to four organ scholarships available for students. These will be a $5,000, a $3,000, and two $1,000 scholarships. Organists may apply for the top two scholarships, whereas those with only piano skills may apply for the two $1,000 scholarships.

Specifics can be found at this link:

    * *  Benedict XVI Organ Scholarships

These scholarships are part of a generous bequest of an anonymous donor to train parish organists. The recipient is expected to study the organ, working toward a degree program in music at the college.

Students must submit an audition video by March 20, 2019 and, if selected, will need to come to campus to audition in person on Saturday, April 6. If there are any questions you should contact Dr. Kurt Poterack at: kpoterack@christendom.edu.

The Organ at Christendom College

Christendom College holds the pipe organ “in high esteem, for it is the traditional musical instrument, and one that adds a wonderful splendor to the Church’s ceremonies and powerfully lifts up man’s mind to God and to heavenly things,” as the Second Vatican Council declared. To this end the college will have a four manual, 46 rank pipe organ—specially built for its new chapel by Kegg pipe organ builders of Hartville, Ohio—to beautify the liturgy. This organ is slated to be finished in the fall of 2020 and its stop list can be viewed here:

    * *  PDF Download • Organ Specs at Christendom College

In addition, an expansion of the music minor with a special emphasis on organ studies and an independent course of studies for organ will be instituted.