Carlson places first in Quimby Chapter Competition for Young Organists

Nickolas CarlsonBethany College senior Nickolas Carlson recently placed first in the Quimby Chapter Competition for Young Organists.

He will now move on the regional competition that will be held in Springfield, Mo. in June 2013.

Carlson, from Lindsborg, Kan., is a senior majoring in organ performance. For the Quimby RCYO competition, he performed the “Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582” by J.S. Bach, “Andante sostenuto” from the “Symphonie Gothique, opus 70,” by Charles-Marie Widor and “Litanies” by Jehan Alain.

This Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists competition, held in odd-numbered years, is sponsored and administered by the nine regions of the American Guild of Organists. Competitors must be under 24 years of age as of August 1 of the year the competition is held. The first round of competition begins at the chapter level. Competitors may compete in any chapter competition held within the AGO region of their home or school. The final round is held concurrent with the Regional Conventions.

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