The Organ Scholarship at St Georges

An Organ Scholarship is available to those wanting help to improve their musical skills in the area of organ playing. This scholarship will be based at St George’s Church but there may be scope to develop this over the duration of the scholarship tenure. This is designed for people who have some proficiency but wish to develop and also for those who may not be able to afford lessons. It is intended for someone we can help to lead worship more effectively by giving a course of tuition on the organ

There is no age limit for applications.

The scholarships are to encourage would-be organists who need professional help to give them more confidence and proficiency. Applicants need to be around Grade 5 or 6 standard on the piano and be wishing to play or already be playing on the organ or keyboard for services in a church. A course of up to a years free organ lessons from the Organist of St George’s (Nicholas J Roberts) is available as a part of the scholarship.

The successful candidate will be required to play for part of regular services at St George’s Church on ourmagnificent Harrison and Harrison instrument. Services currently held at the church include a regular 10.30 am Holy Communion service, Taize Worship (3rd Sunday in the evening at 6pm) and All Age Praise (1st Sunday in the morning). Other services are held on Feast Days.

They will receive a part fee for their participation in services alongside the Organist and when they are deemed to be of a sufficient standard to manage a whole service will receive a whole fee if they deputise for the Organist. (The part fee is to be negotiated, and will vary depending on the nature of participation).

It is expected that the successful candidate should playsome part in at least two services during each calendar month when deemed competent, and be in attendance prior to that for at least one service each month to observe and learn. The successful applicants will be required to adhere to all PCC policies governing the church premises.

This post may require a DBS check: applicants will be advised.

To discover more about the scholarships, please contact Nicholas J Roberts - Organist, St George’s Church, Douglas. 

nicholas.j.roberts@icloud.com