The OHS Biggs Scholars Program

OHS Schol­ars 2022 and 2023* with James M. Weaver Prize Applicants (+)
Back row: Zachary Duell, Daniel Min­nick, Peter Morey, Andrew John­son+, Anna­marie Collins*
Front row: Lind­sey John­son*, Sol Rizat­to*, Ari­ana Corbin, Ele­na Baque­r­i­zo+, Edith Yam*

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About the OHS Biggs Scholars Program

Wel­come to a new era of this impor­tant pro­gram now offer­ing com­pre­hen­sive career devel­op­ment gen­er­at­ing well-round­ed organ advo­cates! The pur­pose of OHS Big­gs Schol­ars Pro­gram is to equip and edu­cate the next gen­er­a­tion of organ per­form­ers, researchers, and builders to appre­ci­ate and pre­serve the his­toric val­ue of the organ.

This high­ly selec­tive schol­ar­ship is award­ed annu­al­ly to a class of four (4) schol­ars for a three (3) year term. Gen­er­ous finan­cial sup­port will cov­er atten­dance at Sum­mer Fes­ti­vals, includ­ing reg­is­tra­tion, trav­el, lodg­ing, and meals. In addi­tion, var­i­ous lec­tures, work­shops, and mas­ter­class­es will be sched­uled through­out the year to sup­port our Schol­ars in their development.

And, per­haps most sig­nif­i­cant­ly, the select group of OHS Schol­ars will have the sup­port of the expand­ing OHS com­mu­ni­ty from per­for­mance, research, and intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties at a host of venues, insti­tu­tions, and com­pa­nies. We look for­ward to hav­ing you as part of our family!

This pro­gram orig­i­nat­ed in 1978 and has pro­vid­ed over 200 schol­ar­ships to offer finan­cial assis­tance to attend annu­al con­ven­tions and com­pli­men­ta­ry mem­ber­ship to the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety. If you are inter­est­ed in sup­port­ing this pro­gram, please click the donate but­ton below. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Look­ing to get involved? Please send an email to the committee to let us know how you would like to help our OHS Schol­ars. Maybe you have a recital series that could host a Schol­ar, or a his­toric instru­ment that they would ben­e­fit from know­ing? Or per­haps you want to share your knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence with this next gen­er­a­tion? What­ev­er you’re think­ing, we’d love hear­ing from you!

The OHS Biggs Scholars Committee

  • Joan­than M. Gre­goire, Chair
  • John-Paul Buzard
  • Adam Cobb
  • Paul Fritts
  • Jan Ful­ford
  • James Kealey
  • Tay­lor Koepka
  • Adam Pajan
  • Will Scar­boro

About the Scholars Program

THE OHS BIGGS SCHOLARS PROGRAM of the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety is lead­ing the way in career devel­op­ment for excep­tion­al new tal­ent, with spe­cif­ic focus giv­en to fields of organ per­form­ers, his­tor­i­cal research, and organ builders/​designers. The intent of the pro­gram is to lever­age the OHS com­mu­ni­ty and resources to equip the next gen­er­a­tion with nec­es­sary tools for a suc­cess­ful career.

The award is a 3‑year engage­ment, includ­ing finan­cial sup­port for three con­sec­u­tive nation­al fes­ti­vals dur­ing the sum­mer and pro­fes­sion­al sup­port with a vari­ety of mid-year events.

Contact the Committee

The OHS Mission Statement

The Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety cel­ebrates, pre­serves, and stud­ies the pipe organ in Amer­i­ca in all its his­toric styles, through re­search, edu­ca­tion, ad­vocacy, and music.

The Organ Historical Society

330 North Spring Mill Road
Vil­lano­va, PA 19085 – 1737
(484) 488-PIPE (7473)