Rising Stars

Initial rounds of the AGO/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists were sponsored at the local level by AGO chapters, and each winner advanced to a final regional competition. The seven first prize winners would ordinarily have performed at their respective regional conventions, but instead we are happy to be able to share their recorded performances here.

These performance videos will be available to view on this page during the festival week, after the premiere of each in its respective regional meeting.

Carillon de Westminster, Op. 54, No. 6, Louis Vierne (1870‑1937)
Andy Brown
Andy Brown

Winner, 2021 AGO/Quimby Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition for Young Organists

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  • Saint Bernadette Catholic Church, Silver Spring, Maryland: Wicks (1983/2012)
Andante sostenuto from Symphonie gothique, Op. 70, Charles-Marie Widor (1844‑1937)
Cecily DeMarco
Cecily DeMarco

Winner, 2021 AGO/Quimby Northeast Regional Competition for Young Organists

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  • Church of St. Agnes, New York, New York: Mander (1998)
Festival Toccata, Percy Fletcher (1879‑1932)
Katherine Jolliff
Katherine Jolliff

Winner, 2021 AGO/Quimby Great Lakes Regional Competition for Young Organists

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  • Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana: Aeolian-Skinner (1966)
Prelude in B minor, BWV 544:I, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685‑1750)
Paul Oftedahl
Paul Oftedahl

Winner, 2021 AGO/Quimby West Regional Competition for Young Organists

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  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona: Fritts (1991)
Horkstow Grange from Lincolnshire Posy, Percy Grainger (1882‑1961)
Sarah Palmer 2
Sarah Palmer

Winner, 2021 AGO/Quimby North Central Regional Competition for Young Organists

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  • Boe Chapel, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota: Holtkamp (2006)
Toccata in C, BWV 564:I, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685‑1750)
David Preston
David Preston

Winner, 2021 AGO/Quimby Southwest Regional Competition for Young Organists

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  • Robert Carr Chapel, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas: Ross King (1979)
Fugue in G minor, BWV 542:II, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685‑1750)
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David Stultz

Winner, 2021 AGO/Quimby Southeast Regional Competition for Young Organists

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  • Second Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tennessee: Schantz (1967)