Sunday September 4 will be the last Sunday George Fergus is with us as organ scholar. It has been two fantastic years and we send him with all our love and prayers as he and his new wife Kerri Auer move to Washington D.C. and he takes up his duties as the Gerre Hancock Fellow at our National Cathedral.
Sunday September 11th we welcome Mary Pan as organ scholar for the 2016 -2017 season. Mary will work in much the same manner as George. Keep them both in your thoughts and prayers as we make this transition in September.
Mary Pan is a Master’s student at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, where she studies organ with Thomas Murray. A native of Burlington, Connecticut, she is a graduate of The Hartt School, University of Hartford, where she studied with Patricia Snyder and Renée Anne Louprette. Ms. Pan is a prizewinner in the Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition, the L. Cameron Johnson High School Organ Competition, and the AGO Regional Competition for Young Organists. She is a recipient of the M. Louise Miller Scholarship, the Dorothy Goodwin Summer Research Scholarship, the E. Power Biggs Fellowship, the Yankee-Pogorzelski Memorial Scholarship, and the Peter B. Knock Memorial Music Fund. Ms. Pan was formerly organist and pianist at First Baptist Church in West Hartford, Connecticut and Chinese Baptist Church of Greater Hartford. Prior to her appointment as organ scholar at Grace, she served as organ scholar at Trinity Episcopal Church in Hartford, Connecticut.