High School Division

Repertoire Competition | Friday, September 29, from 9AM to 12PM

Hymn Playing Competition | Sunday, October 1, 12:30PM


  • 1st Place - $3,500
  • 2nd Place - $1,000
  • 3rd Place - $500
  • Audience Prize - $250
  • David Spicer Hymn Playing Award - $1000*

*See "Hymn Playing Competition" section below for details


1. A prelude and fugue of Johann Sebastian Bach.
2. A lyric work or symphony movement from the Romantic period composed no later than 1937.
3. A contrasting work composed from 1938-present.

*Your three repertoire choices may not exceed 30 minutes of music.

4. Hymn

All applicants are required to submit a high quality recording of ‘Love Divine, All Loves Excelling’ set to Hyfrydol as it appears in the Episcopal Hymnal 1982 (Church Publishing Corp). Recordings should include a creative introduction and all verses, demonstrating sensitivity to the text.   

Hymn Playing Competition

In addition to the repertoire competition, finalists will be play an assigned hymn during Sunday Eucharist (Episcopal) at Trinity College Chapel. After the service, one competitor in the High School Division will be awarded the $1000 David Spicer Hymn Playing Award. This competition will be judged by John Rose, College Organist and Director of Chapel Music at Trinity College; Ezequiel Menendez, Organist and Director of Music at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford; and Vaughn Mauren, Organist and Choirmaster at St. James’s Episcopal Church, West Hartford.