The Ruth and Clarence Mader Memorial Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 Research Grant Competition and to invite proposals for the 2019 competition.
Four research grants were awarded in 2018. Jane Shatkin Hettrick received a grant for her project, “A Newly Discovered Organist Contract from 1824 in the Vienna Lutheran Church,” and Alexander Meszler received funding for his project, “The Organ and Secularized Churches: Church Brewpubs of the Rust Belt Region.” Christopher Holman was awarded a grant to support a recording of Swiss Renaissance organ music. Finally, Damin Spritzer received support for her recording, Rhapsodies & Elegies: English Romantic Organ Music.
For the 2019 competition, the Mader Scholarship Fund welcomes proposals for grants to support research on topics related to organs, organists, and organ repertoire. Individual grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded. Preference will be given to research that will lead to the publication of articles or books, though research projects involving the creation of recordings, digital resources, or other methods of knowledge dissemination will also be considered.
The deadline for applications is April 16.
For information: www.maderscholarshipfund.org.