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April 17, 2006

Birmingham-Southern College student awarded local AGO scholarship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Patrick Scott, a sophomore at Birmingham-Southern College, was recently awarded the Myrtle Jones Steele Scholarship by the Birmingham chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

In all, five music majors from Birmingham-Southern recently participated in the scholarship competition limited to high school students and college-level freshmen and sophomores.  The BSC students are from the studio of Birmingham-Southern Professor of Music Jim Cook.

Participants in the competition from BSC were Richard Byrd, a sophomore from Mountain Brook; Jack Heath, a freshman from Opelika; Meagan Langford, a freshman from Hueytown; Scott, from Picayune, Miss.; and David Talley, a freshman from Pleasant Grove.

Scott also won first prize in the organ competition sponsored by the Birmingham Music Club.  Talley won second prize.

Byrd, Scott, and Talley will each play in the annual Student Recital of the Birmingham AGO April 24 at First United Methodist Church in downtown Birmingham.

Pictured left to right (front row) are Jack Heath, Meagan Langford, and David Talley; (back row) Patrick Scott and Richard Byrd

Pictured left to right (front row) are Jack Heath, Meagan Langford, and David Talley; (back row) Patrick Scott and Richard Byrd


The Myrtle Jones Steele Scholarship is one of two scholarships awarded by the Birmingham AGO.  It is named in memory of Myrtle Jones Steele who was a longtime organist and piano teacher in Birmingham.

 

 

 

 

 
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