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Save the Date for the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition!

Application Available:         June 1, 2015
Preliminary Round:              June 14 & 15, 2016
Final Round:                           June 18, 2016 

If you have any questions regarding the 2016 International Organ Competition, please email or call 610.388.5457.

The 2013 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition concluded June 22, 2013. Visit our Garden Shop for the competition CD or for a digital copy, click here.
Listen to the program from the 2013 Competition, broadcasted on Pipedreams' "Longwood Laureates".  Michael Barone, host and senior executive producer of Pipedreams, will return to host the 2016 Competition.

Learn more about the Organ Competition

JuryThe inaugural Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition drew musicians from around the world to compete for the largest cash award for an organ competition anywhere: the $40,000 Pierre S. du Pont First Prize. Open to organists between the ages of 18 and 30, the Competition began with a qualification round that featured performers from nine different countries. An audition jury comprising six esteemed members of the organ community anonymously evaluated the competitors' audition recordings and selected 10 of the organ world's brightest rising stars to compete live before a panel of renowned judges in a quest for the top prize. Benjamin Sheen was awarded the Pierre S. du Pont First Prize on June 22, 2013.

More about the International Organ Competition

Competition Rules



2016 Competition Jury


About the Longwood Organ


Upcoming Airdates for Pulling Out All the Stops

Station City State Airdate
KQED (Life) San Francisco CA May 27, 9:00 pm
May 28, 3:00 am
KUAC Fairbanks AK May 28, 10:00 pm
May 29, 4:00 am
NJTV Trenton NJ Jun 3, 8:00 pm
Lakeshore PTV Chicago
Jun 3, 6:30 pm
RI PBS (Learn 36.2) Providence RI Jun 4, 9:00 pm
Id PBS (plus) Statewide ID Jun 6, 8:00 pm
KUAT (ReadyTV) Tucson AZ Jun 7, 12:00 &
8:00 pm
Jun 8, 2:00 am
Jun 13, 1:00 pm
WRPM (Fusion) Cleveland
OH Jun 9, 7:00 pm
Jun 18, 10:00 pm
CET Connect
(CET Arts)
Cincinnati OH Jun 10, 9:00 pm
WEFS Orlando FL Jun 13, 9:00 pm
SCETV (SCC) Statewide SC Jun 14, 7:00 pm
WCNY Syracuse NY Jun 15, 1:00 pm
WLIW New York NY Jun 20, 4:00 pm
CO PTV (12.2) Statewide CO Jun 20, 7:00 pm
Jun 21, 3:00 am
WGVU Grand Rapids MI Jun 21, 5:00 pm
WKAR (World) E Lansing MI Jun 21, 9:00 pm
KAET Phoenix AZ Jun 23, 11:00 pm
Thirteen New York NY Jun 28, 12:30 pm
WKNO (KNO2) Memphis TN Jun 28, 8:00 pm
WXXI Rochester NY Jul 10, 9:00 pm
KVCR Los Angeles CA Jul 11, 10:00 pm
WYBE Mind TV Philadelphia PA Jul 15, 8:00 pm
KCTS Seattle WA Jul 26, 3:00 pm
MD PTV Statewide
Jul 31, 10:30 pm

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