Magazine article The Tracker

Mader Fund Grants

Magazine article The Tracker

Mader Fund Grants

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THE RUTHAND CLARENCE MADER Memorial Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce that Randall D. Engle, Carolyn Shuster Fournier, and Tina Frühauf have been selected to receive research grants in 2006. Mader Fund grants range from $200 to $1000, and preference is given to projects leading to publications related to organs or organ music. Research projects selected for funding this year represent a wide variety of interests, ranging from Dutch Calvinist church history and GermanJewish culture to contemporary French organists and builders.

Randall Engle plans to expand the research he has already completed regarding the pipe organ controversy that took place in Dutch churches from the earliest years of the Reformation to 1641,3 controversy resulting from John Calvin's prohibition of musical instruments in church. Engle will conduct archival research in the Netherlands. He holds the degrees master of theology in sacred music as well as master of divinity, and he is currently completing a PhD degree at the University of Wales, with a concentration in theology.

Dr. Carolyn Shuster Fournier, a French-American organist and musicologist, is currently engaged in writing a series of articles based on interviews with French organbuilders and organists, as well as an article about Joseph Ermend-Bonnal. …

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