Young Theatre Organist Competition


The American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) is pleased to announce its Young Theatre Organist Competition (YTOC) for 2023. Founded in 1985, the YTOC has aided in the career advancement of many theatre organists who perform internationally today. The immense success of the competition makes it a forerunner program, sponsored by the ATOS.

YTOC is open to young organists between the ages of thirteen and twenty-five. Entering is free, and the rewards can be immensely gratifying! Successful competitors are eligible to win $500 from ATOS, a trip to the 2023 Annual ATOS Convention in Chicago, Illinois, the opportunity to perform live before the Annual ATOS Convention Audience in the Young Theatre Organist Showcase, and the first-place winner will perform a program for the 2024 Convention in Indianapolis!

The first place winner of the competition will be awarded an additional $500, plus $1000 from the Garden State Theatre Organ Society (GSTOS)! Other ATOS chapters may also offer additional prizes. Take advantage of this opportunity to present your talents to the theatre organ community at the convention by entering the 2023 YTOC!

To contribute specifically to this program, please visit our Donation Website. (opens in new page)

  • Previous Winners
  • Application Materials

    2019 Winner, Aaron Hawthorne

    2018 YTOC First Place Winner, Luke Staisiunas

    2018 Winner, Luke Staisiunas

    2017 Winner, Alex Jones

    2016 Winner, Seamus Gethicker

    2015 YTOC First Place Winner, Dan Minervini

    2015 Winner, Dan Minervini

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