Campbell Watterson Organ Scholars accompany St Salvator’s Chapel Choir in all its activities.  Beyond this, an organ scholarship entitles the holder to:

  • Lessons with Tom Wilkinson (University Organist) and Henry Fairs (Honorary Professor of Organ)
  • Recital opportunities (two per year in St Andrews)
  • Masterclasses with leading organists (recently, John Kitchen, Sietze de Vries, and Wolfgang Zerer)
  • Participation in international organ academies
  • Annual emolument

The University of St Andrews also offers Junior Organ Scholarships.  It is the duty of a Junior Organ Scholar to accompany a weekly service of Compline in the atmospheric surroundings of St Leonard’s Chapel.  For more information, click here.

Prospective organ scholars may apply during the University application period.  To apply for an organ scholarship, click here and follow the links.  For more information about Organ Scholarships at the University of St Andrews, please email [email protected].

Comments from Michael Chamberlain, Campbell Watterson Organ Scholar, on the opportunities presented on our 2022 UK tour

“During our Sallies Tour, we organists had the opportunity to sample a variety of the finest cathedral and chapel organs in the world, ranging from the Baroque-inspired Metzler organ in Trinity College, to the powerful and versatile Father Willis organ in Lincoln Cathedral.”

“As if we weren’t already spoilt for choice, we also attended a workshop on the harmonium with one of its leading exponents in the entire country, Anne Page. It was fascinating to get to know this unique and challenging instrument and its complicated background.”

Comments from Organ Scholars on a 2017 trip to play historic organs in France:

‘On the Sunday we went to Orléans and played the Cavaillé-Coll organ at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. I had the opportunity to play the Boëllmann Toccata from the Suite Gothique on this organ.’

‘Personally, the highlight of the trip was the instruments themselves, upon which, when played, the pieces made so much more sense. Aside from that, the hospitality of the townspeople was excellent as was the food and drink…!’