Congratulations to MSMus students, Saya Ojiri and Gregory Walshaw, on winning the George Black Scholarship Award.Following the death of George Black, a former president of the Hymn Society, in 2003, the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada instituted a Scholarship Fund in George’s name. George was a professor of French literature, a liturgist, a hymnist, a church musician and a composer. For this year, three students were given the George Black award, of which two are Emmanuel College students in the MSMus program, Saya Ojiri and Gregory Walshaw.The George Black Scholarship is awarded annually to Canadian college, university or seminary students showing potential in the field of congregational song. The current scholarship is free membership in the Hymn Society for the calendar year 2017. In particular, the membership entitles the student to four issues of the Society journal, The HYMN, and to other regular publications such as The Stanza, produced semi-annually, and the monthly email newsletter, The Verse. Over the last four years, eighteen students from nine post-secondary institutions have received this scholarship.
For this year, three students were given the George Black award, of which two are Emmanuel College students in the MSMus program, Saya Ojiri and Gregory Walshaw.