2016-2017 Internship Grant: The AAM Gerre Hancock Fellowship
We are pleased to announce that the recipient of 2016-2017 AAM Gerre Hancock Fellowship is George Fergus, and that Washington National Cathedral is serving as the host Institution for this season’s award.
2017-2018 Internship Grant: The AAM Gerre Hancock Fellowship
The Association of Anglican Musicians Internship committee is pleased to announce that Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina will be the host institution for the AAM Gerre Hancock Fellowship during the 2017-18 season, and Thomas Heidenreich (B.Mus., M.Mus. Westminster Choir College, student of Alan Morrison) has been named as Fellow. Under the inspired leadership of Jared Johnson, Trinity Cathedral has established one of the most exciting Chorister programs in the Episcopal Church, with two choral services in the morning and Choral Evensong every Sunday, plus special services and occasional concerts, sung by a variety of choirs (Men & Boys, Men & Girls, Adults, Cathedral Singers, and Trinity Youth Chorus) at an extraordinarily high level of excellence.
The purpose of the fellowship is to offer an extraordinarily talented young church musician, who simply lacks experience making music in the Anglican/Episcopal traditions of liturgy and music, an opportunity to be mentored intensely for one year in one of the Episcopal Church’s great music programs by one or more of our leading musicians. The intent is that the fellowship will be broad based, meaning that the intern will be mentored intentionally in every aspect of the many musical and non-musical skills that are required to be a highly successful church musician.
Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM) Gerre Hancock Fellowship, 2017-18
Host Institution: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Columbia, South Carolina
Base salary: $27,500 to $30,000 for a ten month, full-time appointment, funded in part by the AAM Gerre Hancock Fellowship.
Health insurance may be provided, if needed by the successful candidate. Weddings and funerals generate additional income.
Applications from potential Fellows are due January 20, 2017. Application forms are available on this web page (see below) and should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellow applicants must:
- demonstrate a deep interest in the worship and music of the Episcopal Church, and the genuine desire to devote themselves to a career in church music, potentially in the Episcopal Church.
- have completed a church-music-relevant college degree program not more than three years prior to the term of the fellowship.
- be a highly skilled organist.
- have legal status to work in the United States of America.
- Guidelines for Prospective AAM Gerre Hancock Fellows (PDF)
- Guidelines for Prospective AAM Gerre Hancock Fellowship Mentoring Institutions (PDF)
- Mentoring Institution Application (Microsoft Word DOC)
- AAM Gerre Hancock Fellow Application (Microsoft Word DOC)
The goal of the program is to create full-time mentoring opportunities for extraordinary young church musicians who demonstrate a strong interest in the music and worship of The Episcopal Church, in order that they may acquire practical experience through intense and intentionally formative, full-time internships. The Episcopal Church institutions in which Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM) Internships take place will possess music ministries that are dynamic and nationally known for excellence, where interns will receive constant guidance from mentors who are widely respected senior members of the church music profession.
We thank those of you who have contributed AAM’s annual campaign this year, which enabled the establishment of this program. If you have not yet contributed to the Annual Fund, please consider making a contribution. Send tax deductible contributions to:
Association of Anglican Musicians
Joe Galema, Treasurer
P.O. Box 62834
Colorado Springs CO 80962-2834