James Kibbie

The Complete Organ Works of J.S. Bach


The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance established the James Kibbie Endowed Scholarship Fund in 2000 to support students majoring in organ performance and sacred music. The scholarship is awarded annually and has been endowed in perpetuity through the generosity of Dr. Kibbie's former students, friends, and colleagues.

Dr. Kibbie is using his concert series of the complete organ works of J.S. Bach to highlight the importance of increasing scholarship support for our students. Scholarships enable students to focus on their craft, removing financial obstacles and minimizing student debt – especially important to organists just starting out in the field.

U-M attracts many of the finest organ students, who go on to have very successful careers. Support for the James Kibbie Endowed Scholarship Fund will ensure this continued legacy of excellence.

James Kibbie press photo

“The greatest joy of my 42 years on the Michigan faculty has been working with our extraordinary students. They inspire me daily. Through the generosity of our scholarship donors, we will continue to bring the world’s finest organists to Michigan.”

–James Kibbie