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. Past Internships have been hosted by Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts; the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.; and Trinity Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina. The 2018-19 Internship is being hosted by Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia.
Announcement from December 8, 2018: The Internship Committee is pleased to announce that Saint James Cathedral, Chicago (Stephen Buzard, Director of Music) will host the 2019-2020 AAM Gerre Hancock Internship.
January 21, 2019 is the due date for applications from potential interns.
Introducing David Heinze: Gerre Hancock Intern in Church Music 2018–2019
Saint Mark’s Philadelphia is delighted to announce that David Heinze has been appointed as Gerre Hancock Intern in Church Music for the academic year 2018–2019. The Internship, 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 Internship 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…
Guidelines and Application Forms for Prospective AAM Gerre Hancock Internship Mentoring Institutions and Interns
• Application for Mentoring Institution, due November 30, 2018. (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 21, 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)