Elizabeth B. Stephens International Organ Competition

June 17-19, 2024

The Music and Arts Program will host the second bi-annual Elizabeth B. Stephens International Organ Competition on June 17 – 19, 2024.

It is designed to attract the very best young organists from around the world and will be centered on The Great Organ of the church.

Six organists will be invited to Atlanta to compete for prize money totaling $21,000. The competition will be judged by a jury of five of the world’s finest performers.

This competition was founded by the family of the late Elizabeth B. Stephens, who was a great supporter of the arts at PRUMC and throughout the city of Atlanta.

For inquiries, please contact competition@prumc.org.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Elizabeth B. Stephens International Organ Competition!

2022 Winners

First Place | Quentin du Verdier
Second Place | Tom Rioult
Third Place | Alex Jones


1st prize – $12,000
2nd prize – $6,000
3rd prize – $3,000


Recorded Round Jury
David Briggs (chair)
Jens Korndörfer
Oliver Brett

Final Round Jury
David Briggs (Chair)
David Higgs
Alan Morrison
Carole Terry
Jean-Baptiste Robin