The Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM) is pleased to award the inaugural Raymond Glover Grant for Episcopal Liturgical Music to Dr. Sean Vogt, Director of Music of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Vogt will use the grant to study liturgical improvisation with Dr. George Baker and Mr. Robert McCormick. In addition to the mentorship, Vogt will create a video/tutorial/podcast of his process with Dr. Baker and Mr. McCormick. He writes: “In my own course of study through multiple degrees, improvisation was simply not part of the curriculum. This is true for many of my colleagues. By video chronicling improvisation with two skilled experts, the project will be something all AAM members, and organists in general, can access.”
The Raymond Glover Grant for Episcopal Liturgical Music honors one of AAM’s co-founders and is a professional development grant of $3,500 to be given annually to an AAM member for the purpose of further developing their skills in the area of music and its integral connection to the liturgies envisioned by the Book of Common Prayer and other liturgical materials authorized by The Episcopal Church. Kathryn Glover, daughter of Dr. Glover, writes: “I am delighted that Sean Vogt has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Raymond Glover Grant for Episcopal Liturgical Music. Dr. Vogt’s focus on liturgical improvisation coupled with his plan to share his study and learning through video chronicling aligns with Ray’s belief that continued learning is meant to be embraced and shared with others for their benefit.”
The Glover Grant is an annual program of AAM for which contributions may be made at: www.anglicanmusicians.org/glover