Organ Scholar 2018 - 2019
St Marylebone Parish Church and The St Marylebone CE School wish to offer an
organ scholarship for the academic year 2019-20. The successful candidate will take a
full part in the musical life of the parish church and school, and will be afforded many
opportunities to further their musical development. The scholarship will be tenable
from 1st September 2019, and will run for the duration of the academic year, until
August 31st 2020. It may be possible to renew the scholarship for a further year.
The St Marylebone Organ Scholarship is intended for an organ student wishing to
further his/her experience in choral accompaniment, choir training and organ playing
and it is likely that the scholarship will be held in conjunction with a course of
postgraduate (or possibly undergraduate) study. The demands of the scholarship will be
tailored to suit the requirements of the candidate, but it is expected that the successful
applicant will be a fluent player, with some experience of choral accompaniment and
The scholarship stipend is £4000 per annum, payable in monthly instalments. The
appointment will be subject to satisfactory completion of a 3-month probationary
period and the successful candidate must be willing to undergo child protection
screening appropriate to the post, including checks with the Disclosure and Barring
There is a holiday entitlement of 6 Sundays per annum, and there may be additional
flexibility to allow the successful applicant to pursue and develop their musical career
outside St Marylebone.
Auditions and Interviews
We will audition and interview short-listed candidates on Tuesday 23rd April 2019.
The selection process will include an interview, the taking of a short choir rehearsal
and an organ-playing audition. The organ-playing audition will comprise of:
i) playing a piece by J.S.Bach (free choice, but 5 minutes maximum)
ii) sight-reading of a choral accompaniment
iii) playing a selection of hymns in various styles
v) vocal score-reading
Full details will be made available to short-listed candidates.
Applications should include a covering letter outlining the reasons for applying for this
post and how you would hope to benefit from the Scholarship, a Curriculum Vitae, and
the names of two referees.
For further information, or to apply for this post (email is the preferred method
of communication) please contact the Organist and Director of Music, Gavin Roberts:
St Marylebone Parish Church, Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LT
Applications should arrive no later than 5pm, Friday 12th April 2019.