Quimby Competition

The Quimby Competition was held on Saturday February 28, 2015 at Fairmount Presbyterian Church, coordinated and hosted by Robert Moncrief. The competitors were Cory Burris, sophomore at Oberlin and student of Jonathan Moyer, from Phoenix Arizona and Garrett Law, sophomore at CIM and student of Todd Wilson, from Sylvania Ohio. Mr. Law placed first and Mr. Burris second. Mr. Burris played Bach’s Trio Sonata VI in G Major (Vivace, Lento), Toccata from Boellmann’s Suite Gothique, and Wadsworth’s Variations on an Old American Tune. Mr. Law played Bach’s Trio Sonatas V in C Major (Allegro, Largo), Franck’s Choral III in A Minor, and also Wadsworth’s Variations on an Old American Tune. The candidates also each played a hymn with the audience singing along. The judges were challenged to make a decision between two very strong candidates. It was inspiring to hear two young organists of such great talent.

Information from the AGO national website about the Quimby/RCYO compettion