Clifford McAree BMus, LRCT, FCCO, FRCCO (hon) was a well known organist in Toronto but also throughout Canada. He was appointed an examiner for the RCMT in 1939, having won the gold medal in that year. He earned his FCCO in 1947, a degree which has now become an FRCCO. A long serving organist of Eglinton United Church, now Eglinton-St. George’s United Church, he was President of the Toronto Centre of the RCCO from 1955-1957. In 1965 Mr. McAree became National President of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. Upon the occasion of Mr. McAree’s 80th birthday, a large sum of money was collected by friends and donated as a scholarship to the RCCO. The present scholarship, initiated in 2015, is a renewal of that scholarship and awarded to the RCCO by his daughter, Ms. Janet Boyne, and son, Mr. David McAree from the estate of Clifford McAree.
PURPOSE: To allow a student to attend an Organ Festival of the RCCO. This scholarship will give the chosen student a chance to attend workshops, listen to exceptional organ performances, and start the essential process of networking with other organists. It may be used for any expenses associated with attending such an event (e.g. registration fee, transportation, meals, accommodation, etc.) The scholarship of $1000 will be awarded annually.
QUALIFYING CRITERIA: The applicant must be enrolled in a programme leading to a degree in organ performance.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 30thof each year.
APPLICATION: Please contact the Chair of The National Scholarship and Bursary Committee through the RCCO National office