National Competition in Organ Improvisation (NCOI)

The American Guild of Organists’ National Competition in Organ Improvisation (NCOI) seeks to further the art of improvisation by recognizing and rewarding superior performance in the field. A flourishing tradition of improvisation is fundamental to a truly vital musical culture. The five semi-finalists below will play on Monday, June 23, 2014. Up to three finalists will advance from the Semi-final Round and compete in the Final Round, to be held Thursday, June 26, 2014.

Prizes First Place: $3,000, funded by McNeil Robinson; Second Place: $2,000, funded by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders; Third Place: $1,500, funded by Pamela and Steven Ruiter-Feenstra; Audience prize: $1,500, funded by David and Robin Arcus.