David MacDonald Scholarship

David MacDonald Scholarship Fund

David MacDonald was a long time member of the Halifax Centre, taught organ 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.

As of 2014, the Halifax Centre, RCCO renamed it’s established scholarship fund to the “David MacDonald Organ Scholarship Fund.”

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.

Complete the Scholarship Application (PDF opens in a new tab)

Congratulations to our scholarship winners:

Emanuel Serra and Daniel Sutherland

Mi Hee Kong, Rebecca Mader, and Emmanuel Solomon

Diemo Landgraf and Marianne Rissesco

Natalie Berry, Emma Cameron, and Isabelle Riche

Matthew Fraser, John Lindsay-Botten, and Kim Tan-MacNeil

Leah Collins-Lipsett, Martha Healy, Andrea Mathis, and Nalani Perry
Please note: Nalani Perry declined the scholarship, so it was transferred to Willem Blois

Faith Daley, Freeman Dryden, George Robertson, and Eva Troje