Sidney Sussex has a junior and senior Organ Scholar; there are two student organists in residence in any given year.

Organ Scholars

Organ Scholars are provided with an annual stipend, comfortable rooms with a piano, and the costs of organ and singing lessons are borne by the College. On a daily basis the Organ Scholars have access to the 2016 Flentrop organ, the Taylor & Boody chamber organ, the Mietke harpsichord and the Steinway Model D grand piano. They also receive an annual stipend in line with the Cambridge University Organ Scholarships scheme and free organ and singing lessons. Other perks include free national and international tours, Choir formals, and a number of social events throughout the academic year. For further information, please contact the Director of Music or visit the University of Cambridge's Organ Scholarship webpage.

Apply for an Organ Scholarship

You can access full information about applying for an Organ Scholarship on the University website

Senior Organ Scholar

Luca Myers

Luca Myers sits at the organ, in profile.

Luca Myers is the senior organ scholar at Sidney and is a prize-winning final-year history undergraduate. Alongside the weekly round of services, Luca studies organ under Stephen Farr. Prior to joining the choir at Sidney, Luca was organ scholar at Beverley minster where he worked with the various choirs regularly, including accompanying three consecutive nine lessons and carols recording, and conducting at high-profile services such as ash Wednesday and the Christmas day eucharist. Luca is a zealous recitalist, appearing most notably in the 2023 summer celebrity series at Selby abbey, as well as at Sheffield cathedral, and various colleges across Cambridge, as well as at performing at St Thomas' Church, New York and on organs across Germany. Luca represents the Young Organ Scholars' Trust as a Senior Ambassador, having benefitted from the organisation as an organ student at school.

Junior Organ Scholar

Francis Fowler

Francis Fowler stands in front of an organ smiling

Francis Fowler, Sidney's junior organ scholar, is a first-year music undergraduate. Francis was educated at Warwick School where he regularly accompanied services, both in school and elsewhere such as St Mary's Warwick and Exeter College, Oxford. In addition, he played for Sunday choral services at his local parish church, St Mary the Virgin, Lapworth. He played the organ part in a school production of Britten's cantata St Nicholas and has given recitals around his local area.