James Litton Grant for Choral Training


Honoring one of the co-founders of the Association of Anglican Musicians, the James Litton Grant for Choral Training will be given to an AAM member (or candidate for membership) for the purpose of further developing their own choir training skills, building a chorister program for young singers, or for another endeavor which lives into the spirit of creating excellent choral experiences within the Episcopal Church. An award of $3,500 will be given to the 2024 Litton Grant recipient.

Applications for the 2024 grant period have closed.

This program is intended for an AAM member who is working as an Episcopal church musician, with funds being used to further develop skills in choir training, such as:

    • coaching with an AAM mentor who is an experienced choral conductor
    • coursework which aid in developing chorister programs for young singers
    • A project, perhaps as part of a sabbatical, that includes significant study of choral programs.
    • an academic project which focuses on a particular aspect of the Anglican choral tradition


  • Applicant must be a member of AAM in good standing or an active candidate for AAM membership.
  • Applications will be accepted beginning on March 1, 2024.
  • Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2024.
  • Grantee will be notified by June 1, 2024.
  • The grantee must agree to submit a written report within one year of receiving funds.

Past Awardees

Nick Andrews – St. John’s Episcopal Church, Johnson City, TN
The inaugural James Litton Grant for Choral Training was awarded to Nick Andrews, Organist/Choirmaster at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Johnson City, Tennessee. Mr. Andrews used the grant to study with well-known organist and choral director, Frank Boles. In addition to the mentorship with Mr. Boles, Andrews will attend one of Royal School of Church Music America’s Summer Choral Residencies, as well as site visits to other established chorister programs. Nick wrote, “I am honored to be the recipient of the James Litton Grant for Choral Training and excited to have AAM member Frank Boles serve as my mentor and work with me onsite at my parish.” 

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