Young Professional Division

High School Graduates, 26 & Under

Repertoire Competition | Saturday, September 30, from 9AM to 12PM

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


  • 1st Place - $5,000
  • 2nd Place - $1,500
  • 3rd Place - $750
  • Audience prize - $250
  • David Spicer Hymn Playing Award - $1500*

*See "Hymn Playing Competition" section below for details


1. Choose one of the following works of Johann Sebastian Bach:
     a. Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548
     b. Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
     c. Fantasy and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
     d. Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 547
     e. Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532
     f. Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541
     g. Toccata and Fugue in F Major, BWV 540
2. A major work of the French Romantic period composed no later than 1937. 
3. A contrasting major work composed from 1938-present.
*Your three repertoire choices may not exceed 40 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 play an assigned hymn during Sunday Eucharist (Episcopal) at Trinity College Chapel. After the service, one competitor in the Young Professional Division will be awarded the $1500 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.