Five 2019 Recipients Prep for Seattle P.O.E.

Raymond J. Barnes

Raymond J. Barnes

The SNC:AGO is proud to announce its 2019 recipients of the Raymond J. Barnes Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, named for the chapter’s long-time dean, helps to support young musicians interested in studying the organ by underwriting their attendance at an AGO Pipe Organ Experience (POE), a week long summer camp for the organ.

This year’s recipients will attend the Seattle Chapter POE from July 14-19 which will include daily organ lessons (one teacher for every two participants) as well as practice time. Other activities will include recitals, workshops, and master classes. Topics covered include registration, repertoire, hymn playing, choral accompanying, and improvisation. The faculty for the Seattle POE is made up of distinguished concert organists, university professors, and church musicians.

Students will stay at Seattle Pacific University and have access to and play these featured instruments: Fisk, III manuals, 62 ranks at Plymouth Congregational Church; AeolianSkinner, III manuals, 37 ranks at Seattle First Baptist Church; Wech Orgelbau, II manuals, 30 ranks at Queen Anne Lutheran Church; Fritts, II manuals, 36 ranks at Ascension Episcopal Church, and Bond, II manuals, 44 ranks at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

The scholarship funds each student’s POE costs (registration and event fees, lodging, and meals) as well as their air travel.

The SNC:AGO will soon present a Young Artists Concert featuring these musicians. Details to be announced very soon.

The Raymond J. Memorial Scholarship is funded through the generosity of concert goers, chapter members and people just like you. Please consider making a donation to support our next generation of church and concert organists, CLICK HERE.

The 2019 Raymond J. Barnes Memorial Scholarship recipients:

Sadie Williams
Las Vegas Piano Studies: 2.5 years
Teacher: Wendy Anderson
Hobbies: Legos, English, basketball, tennis and drawing

Sage McKendrick
Las Vegas
Piano Studies: 5 years
Teacher: Laurie Swain
Hobbies: Family, school, swimming, camping, her puppy

Molly Alyssa Tobler
Boulder City
Piano Studies: 12 years
Teacher: Elaine Hardy
Hobbies: Piano, math, her parrot, hiking & family

Alaina Backes
Las Vegas
Piano Studies: 4 years
Teacher: Shireen Beaudry
Hobbies: Rowing, reading, learning

Brenna Schelin
Las Vegas
Piano Studies: 3 years
Teacher: Laurie Swain
Hobbies: English, reading, volleyball

Kevin Coney