The Finals round of the 2018 Arthur Poister Scholarship Competition in Organ Playing will be open to the public. Three finalists will compete for cash prizes. A panel of three internationally-acclaimed judges will award First, Second, and Third prize. For the first time in the history of the competition, the public will vote by ballot for a performer who will receive the Audience Prize.
Each contestant will perform a thirty-minute program of their choosing on the church’s 74-rank pipe organ, one of the region’s largest. A reception and awards ceremony will follow the performances.
About the finalists:
Ryan Chan was born and raised in Hong Kong and is now a graduate student at the Eastman School of Music. Bruce Xu is 15 years old, a sophomore at the high school program of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Tyler Boehmer is a graduate student at the University of Kansas.
The Arthur Poister Scholarship Competition celebrates the rich legacy of Arthur Poister through recognition of outstanding young artists in the U.S. and Canada. Since 1975, organists at the collegiate and early professional level have competed in Syracuse, NY.
This event is free and open to the public