David MacDonald Scholarship Fund

The Halifax RCCO Centre has recently renamed it’s established scholarship fund to the “David MacDonald Organ Scholarship Fund” effective September 2014. This scholarship fund was established to assist beginning and amateur organists to enhance their playing skills with regard to organ repertoire, hymn playing, anthem accompaniment, and an overall better understanding of organ playing technique. The scholarships are awarded annually usually in the Fall. Individuals from the community may apply and successful applicants can receive up to $400 which entitles them to a total of 8 private lessons. Applicants do not have to be members of the RCCO but are always encouraged to join. Organ instructors are typically members of the Halifax RCCO Centre. David MacDonald was a long time member of the Halifax Centre, taught organ instruction at Dalhousie University, and was  a member of faculty at the Atlantic School of Theology. During 1985 David performed the entire organ works of J. S. Bach. He passed away in the summer of 2003.

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship winners: Emma Cameron and Isabelle Riche

2015 winners were: Matthew Fraser , Kim Tan-MacNeil, John Lindsay-Botten



2014 winners were Nalani Perry, Martha Healy, Andrea Mathis, Leah Collins-Lipsett. Please note: Nalani Perry declined scholarship, transferred to Willem Blois.


2013 winners were Eva Troje, Freeman Dryden, George Robertson, Faith Daley.

Scholarship Application-Form-RCCO-Halifax-Centre



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