Carolyn Craig

Carolyn Craig

Jack and Barbara Bovender Organ Scholar

Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Carolyn Craig FRCO earned her organ performance degrees in the United States (BM Indiana University, MM Yale University, MMA Yale University) and first worked in the United Kingdom as organ scholar at Truro Cathedral in 2018-2019 between her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She was previously an organ scholar at Westminster Cathedral.

Carolyn has been featured on a number of radio programmes, including the American nationally broadcast programme Pipedreams. Recent organ prizes include the Limpus/Shinn/Durrant and Dr F J Read Prizes in the 2022/2023 FRCO examinations, the 2nd Prize and the Prize for the Interpretation of Tariverdiev’s Works in the 2021 Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition, and Yale’s Mary Baker Prize in Organ Accompaniment for her work with the Yale Schola Cantorum under the direction of David Hill.

Carolyn co-founded Amplify Female Composers and is a contributor to the inclusive church music planning resource at A Great Host of Composers.

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The Jack and Barbara Bovender Organ Scholarship has been generously endowed by Bank of America.

About the Organ Scholar position

The Organ Scholar at Westminster Abbey plays during services in the Abbey with the Sub-Organist and Assistant Organist, and assists in the training of the choristers.