This year, the Sisters of Providence established a scholarship with the Kingston Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists:
The Sisters of Providence Scholarship is given to honour all Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul who have served as liturgical musicians and organists and who have fostered others to do so in the Archdiocese of Kingston. It is intended for, but not limited to, a beginning organist who wishes to minister in a Roman Catholic setting.
Its first recipient is 19-year-old Madison Compeau.
I have studied piano for 14 years with Susan Gibbon and organ with Michael Capon since October 2015. I am an avid equestrian, softball player, musician and an active Christian. I plan to attend college in the fall under the program of developmental services.
Winning the Sisters of Providence Scholarship has been an honour and an excellent opportunity to expand my musicality. I will be forever grateful for the Sisters’ generous contribution. I plan to continue playing the organ in years to come.
A student concert was held in the chapel on March 13 and, at that concert, Madison played a piece called Verset, by Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897).