David Heinze ’17

David Heinze ’17 won first place
in The National Competition in
Organ Accompaniment sponsored
by Schoenstein & Co. Organ Builders
and the American Guild of Organists,
Washington, D.C., Chapter. The
competition was held at the historic
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in D.C.
David, along with three other finalists,
was chosen from a recorded round to
compete in Washington. Most organ
competitions focus on solo organ
repertoire and not on what most
organists do on Sunday mornings.
The live round was challenging and
each finalist led the audience in two
contrasting hymns of their choice,
and then accompanied a psalm sung
to Anglican chant, a vocal solo, and
choral work. They were each given
three hours of practice time on the
organ, and each had a 15-minute
rehearsal with a soloist followed by a
30-minute rehearsal with the eightmember professional test choir and the
choir director.

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