The St Edmund Hall choir in front of the College Chapel
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Organ and Choral Scholarships

Organ Scholars

There are usually two Organ Scholars at St Edmund Hall. Organ Scholarships are usually available two out of every three years and are currently to the value of £300.

The Director of Music’s position is part time, so the Organ Scholars share the responsibility of running the music in the College Chapel. They prepare the termly music list with advice from the Director of Music and in addition to playing the organ they share the directing of the choir with the him. The organ scholars are responsible for organising and directing a choir tour every December and they assist the Director of Music in the organisation of the summer choir tour and any other outside events.

We particularly encourage applications from musicians who are keen conductors with some keyboard skills. The Organ Scholarship at St Edmund Hall is an excellent opportunity to develop choir training skills under the guidance of a Director of Music with world class experience of the choral world, and to learn the discipline of continuo playing on our wonderful Robin Jennings chamber organ.

Choral Scholars

The College also elects several Choral Scholars each year who play a central role in the life of the Chapel Choir. They can be awarded for any voice part (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass) and are currently to the value of £200.

Both Organ and Choral Scholars may read any subject that is offered by the College. The auditions are in September prior to the main admissions process in December.

Find out more about the Organ and Choral Scholarship application process