Christopher Jacobson, from Fort Defiance, Va., and a student at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., received the 2001 Manz Scholarship in church music. The $1,500 scholarship is awarded annually to an organ student who is pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in church music.
At St. Olaf, Jacobson studies organ with Dr. John Ferguson Elliot and Klara Stockdal Johnson, and piano with Dr. Kathryn Ananda-Owens.
Jacobson attended Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, Va., where he studied organ with Yvaine Duisit. For four years he was a member of the American Boychoir based in Princeton, N.J.
As part of the application requirements, Jacobson submitted a taped performance of "Prelude and Fugue in D Major" by Bach, "Prelude and Fugue in G Minore" by Marcel Dupré and improvisations on the hymn tune "Westminster Abbey."
Jacobson's goal is to become an Anglican organist and choirmaster so he may offer the gift of music back to God.
Applications are being accepted for the 2002 Ruth and Paul Manz Scholarship. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must not have reached their 28th birthday by January 1, 2002. The application deadline is March 1, 2002.
The Manz Scholarship was established by Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minn., in recognition of the music ministry of Paul Manz and to honor the contributions he and his wife, Ruth, made over their 37 years of service to the congregation.
Information on the scholarship and application requirements are available by contacting the Manz Scholarship Fund, c/o President's Office, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago, Ill. 60615, (773) 256-0728.
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