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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.

For ticket information, click here.

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
MD PTV Statewide
Jul 31, 10:30 pm
MI PTV Central MI
MI Aug 1, 3:30 am
Aug 14, 9:00 pm
Vegas PBS
(Jackpot channel)
Las Vegas NV Aug 1, 11:00 pm
Twin Cities PTV
(TPT Life)
Minneapolis MN Aug 2, 1:00 pm
WVIA Wilkes Barre PA Aug 4, 7:00 pm
Statewide NC Aug 5, 8:00 pm
Aug 6, 2:00 am
KSPS Spokane WA Aug 6, 7:00 pm
(Idea Stations)
Richmond VA Aug 21, 9:00 pm
(into Columbus)
OH Aug 23, 8:00 pm
WTIU Bloomington IN Sep 6, 11:00 pm
Sep 11, 1:00 pm

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