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January 2021



July 2021 Update:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the announcement of the Organ Competition winner has been moved to July 31st. We have an amazing array of talent who are participating in this competition, as is evident from the entries on this site. 


Please return at the end of this month to read about the winner. 



The Masterwork Music and Art Foundation is pleased to offer a $10,000 Organ Competition Award to an emerging  artist committed to "excellence in the arts." 

Emerging Artists are defined as those under the age of forty, who have mastered the basic techniques of their art form and are in the early years of launching a professional career. Emerging artists have created and publicly presented a modest body of  work and are ready for the next steps in their artistic development.

About the Competition


From Monday, February 1 through midnight Monday, March 15, we'll be accepting applications for this award online. Each prospective awardee is asked to submit a twenty to thirty minute video, a 500 word essay, a bio and two letters of recommendation. (For the full application criteria, see the Rules section of this site.)


While the video should be submitted to our contest web site, the essary, bio and letters of recommendation should be emailed to 

All entries will be adjudicated by a panel of eleven judges, as well as the Board of the Masterwork Music and Art Foundation. On July 31, 2021, the competition winner will be announced. As a requirement of this award, each finalist will be asked to perform in a benefit concert for the Foundation at a date and location to be determined. Room, board and travel for the benefit performance will be covered by the Foundation.

For each applicant, a $30 processing fee must be mailed to:

The Masterwork Music and Art Foundation

P.O. Box 1116

Madison, NJ 07940


About Masterwork


The Masterwork Foundation has been supporting excellence in the arts for over 50 years. 100 percent of your donation funds art and artists through community grants, competitive awards and a premier award for an emerging artist. Find out more at 

Rules X

1.) Submit a 20 to 30 minute video performance of 4 organ works, one from the North German School, one 

representing 19thor 20thcentury French masters, one based on hymn tunes, and one of your choosing, demonstrating your technical and interpretive ability.


2.) Announce the title of each selection and composer, and identify the organ used and its location.            

Privacy Policy X

Privacy Policy

This contest is managed by the Masterwork Foundation who is committed to ethicial privacy practices. This policy may be changed or updated at any time.


The Masterwork Foundation uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of our online visitors and donors. We will not trade, share or sell your personal information with any third parties, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. This includes name, address, financial information and email address.


Information Collected

We do not collect personally identifiable information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly.


If you do not wish to be added to our mail and/or email lists, please let us know. Our online donation form has an “opt-out” feature for those users who wish to make donations but do not want to receive any additional information or other material from the Masterwork Foundation. Our donor database is designed to specifically classify donors as “do not mail” if requested.



You may correct or amend personal information maintained in our records by contacting Masterwork Foundation at 718.964.8841. We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making changes to your record.



Our site contains links to other sites. The Masterwork Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these linked sites.


Notification of Changes

A link to any substantive changes to our privacy policy will be posted on our home page so that users are always aware of what information we collect, how it is used and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.


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This privacy policy applies only to our online practices and does not necessarily encompass other areas of the organization. By accessing or using the site, you agree to be bound by all terms and conditions of this policy as posted at the time of your access or use. Should you have any questions and/or concerns about this privacy policy please email us at or call 718.964.8841.


Thank you for visiting our contest site.

Details X

Promotion Dates

  • Promotion


    February 01, 2021 @ 09:11 am (US/Eastern)


    March 15, 2021 @ 11:59 pm (US/Eastern)
  • Submissions


    February 01, 2021 @ 09:11 am (US/Eastern)


    March 15, 2021 @ 11:59 pm (US/Eastern)
  • Voting


    February 01, 2021 @ 09:11 am (US/Eastern)


    March 15, 2021 @ 11:59 pm (US/Eastern)


The winner of this competition will recieve a $10,000 monetary award from the Masterwork Music and Art Foundation to advance their career.

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