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Summer Organ Academy 2020 Registration Now Open
February 2, 2020
By: Lorne Swan
Registration is now open for Summer Organ Academy 2020 taking place July 1-6 in Victoria, BC. ...
2020 Salary Table available
October 28, 2019
By: Lorne Swan
The 2020 table of recommended salaries is now available.  It can  be found on the Employment...


Godfrey HewittGodfrey Hewitt, C.D., D.Mus. (Cantuar), FRCO, Hon. ARSCM, died in 2002 at the age of ninety-three. Born in 1909 in England, in 1931 he became Organist and Master of the Choristers at Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa, and remained there for half a century, until his retirement in 1980. Famed as performer, teacher, composer, and organ designer, Dr. Hewitt was awarded the Lambeth Doctorate of Music by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and was a Member of the Order of Canada.

 This scholarship, amounting to $5,000 annually, was established after his death both to honour his memory and to increase the number of highly-trained professional Canadian organists, not only to serve as organists in universities, concert halls, and churches, but also to teach future generations of performers. Awarded only to Canadian students or to landed immigrants in Canada, for graduate studies either inside or outside Canada; the Scholarship is awarded each spring on the basis of application with letters of recommendation, a recording of requested repertoire, and a study plan for the following year.

 The scholarship is administered by the Ottawa Centre, and details of application may be found on the Ottawa Centre website.  Deadline for application is April 30.

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