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Organ Scholarships at Corpus Christi College


At Corpus, we believe that we offer the best of both worlds to our Organ Scholars.

In terms of their professional and musical development, the Senior and Junior Organ Scholars take the lead in directing the choir and developing the music programme and thereby gain hands-on experience in directing and managing a busy choral programme. However, they are supported in that work the Chaplain who has general oversight of the Chapel but especially by Dr Katharine Pardee, the College Lecturer and Advisor in Music. Dr Pardee mentors the Organ Scholars for the successful running of a choral programme as well as providing organ tuition. She also teaches and directs studies for Organ Scholars reading Music. The Corpus context gives our Organ Scholars invaluable experience in leading a choral programme but also ensures they receive proper supervision, mentoring and professional guidance from an experienced choir director, organist, and musicologist as well as liturgical guidance and support from an experienced Chaplain.

In terms of the academic development of the Organ Scholars, we also believe we have the best of both worlds at Corpus. The schedule of sung services is about twelve per term (eight Sundays plus two or three additional sung mid-week services, one or two short Compline services, and a termly slot at the Cathedral to sing Evensong). This gives scope to develop a challenging musical programme while at the same time recognizes that the primary reason for coming to Corpus is to engage fully in one’s chosen degree course, whether it is Music or any of the other academic subjects offered by the College. The College is committed to supporting and enabling our Organ Scholars to achieve both their academic and musical ambitions.

The Chaplain, Canon Maltby, and the College Lecturer and Advisor in Music, Dr Pardee, are always delighted to speak to anyone interested in applying for an Organ Scholarship at Corpus.

Dr Katharine Pardee
07817 352012

The Revd Canon Dr Judith Maltby
01865 276722

Useful Information

The Corpus Organ Scholarships Further Particulars   

Organ and Choral on the University website.


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