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CD Releases, Some Northamptonshire Organ Teachers, Organ Scholarships, and Funding for young organists.

Coventry Cathedral is looking for a New Assistant Director of Music

We are looking for my replacement, a new Assistant Director of Music, at Coventry Cathedral and closing date is March 21.

The information is all at this link:


Best wishes,


Rachel Mahon


Recent CD Releases

CD's Released by Members

Some Northamptonshire Organ Teachers

Lessons at All Saints’, Northampton: music@allsaintsnorthampton.co.uk

Tony Edwards –tonye1960@aol.com

Jonathan Harris – lessons at St Mary the Virgin, Finedon, plus churches in the Olney, Milton Keynes, Stony Stratford area. jonathan.harris1717@gmail.com

Andrew Moodie – lessons in the Northampton area – Director of Music St John the Baptist, Kingsthorpe. akjmoodie@aol.com

Organ Scholarships

All Saints’ Northampton: music@allsaintsnorthampton.co.uk

St Matthew’s Northampton: music@stmatthews-northampton.org.uk

St Mary the Virgin, Finedon - Junior & Senior Organ Scholarships jonathan.harris1717@gmail.com

Funding for young organists

Eddie Palmer Memorial Award - this is administered by the RCO. It is awarded to any organist under the age of 25 living in the UK for the furtherance of the study of the organ, particularly with the intention of taking any RCO college exam. Preference is given to those living, studying or working in Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Contact Andrew McCrea at the RCO andrew.mccrea@rco.org.uk

David Morgan Education Fund - this is administered by the Northampton and District Organists' Association. Supports young organists with funding towards organ tuition, courses, music etc. Applicants are normally Student Members of the NDOA. The decision to award the grant, and the level of the grant, will be taken by the NDOA Committee.

Grants from the David Morgan Education Fund will be offered annually; the amounts offered will be dependent on the level of funds available and the number of applications. Applications should be by letter or email to the NDOA Hon. Secretary at helen.e.murphy@outlook.com, outlining the purpose for which the grant is requested.

The Michael James Music Trust – The Trust is for young and gifted musicians, taking music related courses. Priority is given to organ scholars working to obtain ARCO/FRCO qualifications. Grants cannot be given for the purchase of instruments or equipment.

The trust has a focus on "classical" music and a priority towards the discovery of talent. The trust also works towards advancing education in music in a Christian setting for the enrichment of worship. Application forms can be obtained from the address below and should be submitted by the end of April.

The Michael James Music Trust. 4 Blind Lane, Wimborne, BH21 1NJ