Winners


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2022 Competition Winners

second place winner adam chlebek

Adam Chlebek


first place winner Katherine Joliff

Katherine Joliff

The 2022 Taylor Organ Competition took place on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. First prize was awarded to Katherine Joliff, an organ performance major at the Eastman School of Music as. Second prize went to Adam Chlebek, an organ performance student at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. The Final Round Judges were Ken Cowan, Janette Fishell, and Michael Unger. Judges for the CD Round were Robert Bates, Jonathan Moyer, and Carole Terry.

2018 Competition Winners

second place winner adam chlebek

Ben Kerswell


first place winner Katherine Joliff

Chase Loomer

The 2018 Taylor Organ Competition took place on Saturday, April 21 at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta. First prize was awarded to Chase Loomer, a student at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York and Second prize was awarded to Benjamin Kerswell a student at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota.

2015 Competition Winners

Nicholas Capozzoli


Alcee Chriss III

The 2015 Taylor Organ Competition took place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta. First prize was awarded to Nicholas Capozzoli, a student of James David Christie at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, Ohio. Second prize went to Alcee Chriss III, also a student of James David Christie at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Final Round Judges were Joan Lippincott, Alan Morrison, and Christopher Young. Judges for the CD Round were Joby Bell, Roberta Gary, and Martin Jean.

2012 Competition Winners

Samuel Gaskin


Benton Blasingame

The 2012 Taylor Organ Competition took place on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta. First prize was awarded to Benton Blasingame, a student at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Second prize went to Samuel Gaskin at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Final Round Judges were Doug Cleveland, David Higgs, and Wilma Jensen. Judges for the CD Round were Michael Corzine, Faythe Freese, and Timothy Olsen.