The AAM Gerre Hancock Internship
The AAM Gerre Hancock Internship 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 Internship 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 Internship 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 Internship changes from year to year. Saint James Cathedral, Chicago (Stephen Buzard, Director of Music) will host the 2019–2020 AAM Gerre Hancock Internship. Past Internships have been hosted by Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts; the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.; Trinity Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina; and most recently by Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia.
Guidelines and Application Forms for Prospective AAM Gerre Hancock Internship Mentoring Institutions and Interns
• Application for Mentoring Institution, due November 15, 2019. (Microsoft Word DOC; can be filled out electronically, but should be printed for signatures; please download document and save it to your local computer before filling out)
• Application for prospective Interns [Deadline to apply: January 17, 2020] (Microsoft Word DOC; can be filled out electronically, but should be printed for signatures; please download document and save it to your local computer before filling out)
Isaac Drewes: Gerre Hancock Intern in Church Music 2019–2020
Isaac Drewes is a masters candidate at Eastman School of Music, where he studies organ with Prof. David Higgs, and holds the George Utech Hymnody Fellowship. He is Organist and Choir Director at Penfield United Methodist Church, and sings in the Christ Church Schola Cantorum. A graduate of St. Olaf College, he completed his undergraduate studies with with Dr. Catherine Rodland, and held the position of Organ Scholar at St. Louis, King of France Catholic Church in St. Paul, MN. Read more …