French student receives McCormack-Reboussin scholarship for research on 18th-cent. organs

5112008CONGRATULATIONS TO LAURA WAGSTAFF, the recipient of the McCormack-Reboussin scholarship for 2007-09! Laura will travel to France in the summer of 2008 to do research for her honors thesis on the eighteenth-century French pipe organ. In addition to working at the Bibliothèque de la Musique in Paris, Laura plans to visit key organs built by Francois-Henri Clicquot in order to observe the technical and aesthetic qualities of his instruments. While in Paris, she will also discuss her project with several French organ historians, organists, and organ professors.