The College has two Organ Scholars who have responsibility for organising and directing music for all Chapel services. Information about the current Organ Scholars can be found below.
Alex Middleditch - Senior Organ Scholar
Alix is reading music at Jesus College, having joined as organ scholar in October 2015. She began playing the organ in 2011 at the age of fourteen, and within six months was regularly playing for services at All Saints’ Church in Paston. In addition to passing her Grade 8 Organ examination with Merit, she has also achieved a Distinction in Grade 8 Singing. She was awarded the Michael Lamb Organ Scholarship during her studies at the King's School, Peterborough, where she was heavily involved in the music department, singing in several choirs and accompanying school services at Peterborough Cathedral. Alix is also very interested in theatre, and having performed in both principal and supporting roles while at school, she is now working behind the scenes as a composer and sound designer. She is very pleased to have the role of senior organ scholar and is making even more of the musical and dramatic opportunities on offer in Oxford.
Edward Buxton - Junior Organ Scholar
Ed joins Jesus College as the Junior Organ Scholar in October 2016. He began his musical education with the piano aged six, keen to play the organ but told that starting with the piano was the way forward. Not long afterwards did he take up the trumpet, soon becoming a member of a variety of school ensembles, including the Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Band and fun-loving Brass Band. As an organist he has enjoyed taking a leading role musically in important school services as well as regular Sunday services and choir rehearsals at his local church, St Mark’s Teddington. With Grade 8 merits on both the organ and piano, Ed is excited at all the musical opportunities which Oxford hosts, most particularly in Church music. A recent tour with the Jesus Chapel Choir to St Davids, Wales gave him a welcome glimpse into his exciting future here.
See also Duties of the Organ Scholar