PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF ANGLICAN MUSICIANS: 30 May 2016
Washington National Cathedral is pleased to announce that it was chosen to be the host institution for the Association of Anglican Musicians’ 2016-17 Gerre Hancock Fellowship, and with it, the appointment of George Fergus as the recipient of the 2016-17 AAM Gerre Hancock Fellowship. The Gerre Hancock Fellowship program was established in order to create full-time mentoring opportunities for extraordinary young church musicians who demonstrate a strong interest in the music and worship of The Episcopal Church, in order that they may acquire practical experience through intense and intentionally formative, full-time internships.
George comes to the Cathedral as a recent graduate of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, during which time he was Organ Scholar at Grace Church, New York City, and Director of Music for Berkeley Divinity School. As the second organist at the Cathedral, he will also assist in the education of the Cathedral’s boy and girl choristers, and the administration of the music department, particularly its Visiting Choirs program, for which he will be the primary liaison.
Michael McCarthy, Director of Music, Washington National Cathedral
Benjamin Straley, Assistant Organist, Washington National Cathedral
AAM Internship Committee
Dale Adelmann, Chair
Jim Garvey, ex officio