Young Theatre Organist Competition Winner Gets Bonus!

News: Young Theatre Organist Competition Winner Gets Bonus!


At the ATOS annual convention in Atlanta, attendees were treated to the return of the Young Theatre Organists’ Competition (YTOC). After a three-year hiatus, the competition returned with Dan Minervini, Justin LaVoie, and a third young artist as the three finalists performing at the convention.

The judges—Simon Gledhill, Richard Hills, and Bill Mollema—had a difficult task as all three performers were outstanding, demonstrating top skills and executing their selections well. Justin LaVoie was chosen as the winner, and received an added bonus to the awards provided by ATOS.

The Garden State chapter added a $1,000 prize to the winner, which was presented at the competition’s conclusion by GSTOS secretary Mike Cippoletti.

ATOS applauds these local chapter efforts to assist our young players, and congratulations to all three finalists whose performances guarantee our future for attendees looking for great talent to showcase our great instruments.