Organ Scholarships at Trinity Hall
Trinity Hall has two organ scholars in residence at any one time, appointed through the University's Intercollegiate Organ Award Scheme. In line with all other participating colleges within the University, the value of the organ scholarship at Trinity Hall is currently £450 per year and organ lessons are paid for entirely by the college. These can be taken with any of Cambridge's regular visiting teachers or any other approved teachers. In addition, Organ Scholars are given free singing lessons with a visiting professional teacher and are accommodated in a fine set of rooms in the centre of college for three years, equipped with a piano and telephone. Formal Dinner is also provided free of charge after all chapel services throughout term.
Whilst the Director of Music will typically conduct the majority of services each term, his role is also to offer professional advice and guidance (including lessons in choral accompaniment, conducting and rehearsal technique) and the Organ Scholars are given ample opportunity to direct the choir in rehearsals and services, and to take much responsibility for the day to day running of the music in chapel in consultation with the Director of Music and the Dean. In addition to the choral services outlined above, the organ scholars are also required to play for a short service of communion each Sunday morning during term, that involves playing hymns and voluntaries, and additional, occasional services such as weddings and memorial services for which fees are paid.