The recipient of the Interlochen Organ Scholar award will assist in one of the many weekly worship services offered on campus and in neighboring Traverse City. The organ scholar will work closely with the faculty as they prepare all of the service music, including hymns and anthem accompaniments. The organ scholar will also play organ parts for the high school orchestras (World Youth Symphony Orchestra and Interlochen Philharmonic) and Wind Symphony. Students attending both three-week sessions of the high school organ summer program are eligible.
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit:
- A recording of a hymn preferably in a live situation with congregational singing.
- An anthem accompaniment preferably in a live situation with choir.
- Two contrasting solo organ works.
- A letter of recommendation from a teacher or employer that speaks to the candidate’s ability to succeed with the extra responsibilities of being the organ scholar.
Submit a video audition and letter of recommendation (PDF format) within the admissions community.