Godfrey 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 to Canadian students or permanent residents 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.