The AAM Gerre Hancock Fellowship
The AAM Gerre Hancock Fellowship is one of the important initiatives that the Association of Anglican Musicians supports to encourage young professionals in pursuit of their craft. The purpose of the Fellowship is to offer an extraordinarily talented young church musician, someone who may lack experience in the Anglican/Episcopal traditions of liturgy and music, an opportunity to be mentored intensely for ten months in one of the Episcopal Church’s great music programs by one of more of our leading musicians. The intent is for the Fellowship to be broad-based, affording the intern the opportunity to be personally mentored in every aspect of the many musical and non-musical skills that are necessary to be a highly successful church musician.
The location of the Fellowship changes from year to year. Past Fellowships have been hosted by Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts, and the National Cathedral in Washington, D. C. Trinity Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina, is the host institution for this year’s award.
David Heinze: Gerre Hancock Fellow in Church Music 2018-2019
Saint Mark’s Philadelphia is delighted to announce that David Heinze has been appointed as Gerre Hancock Fellow in Church Music for the academic year 2018-2019. The Fellowship, a full-time position, is sponsored jointly with the Association of Anglican Musicians. It is named in memory of one of the founders of the Association. Gerre Hancock, among the very greatest organists, choir trainers, and church musicians of his time, was for many years Organist and Master of Choristers at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York. The Fellowship is designed to offer the opportunity for a gifted young church musician to spend a program year in a demanding and comprehensive music program, assisting the Organist and Choirmaster, and further honing the Fellow’s skills. Saint Mark’s was chosen by the Association to partner in this endeavor. Read More…
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