INDIANAPOLIS - Members, colleagues, and friends of the Meridian Street United Methodist Church in Indianapolis gathered on April 15 to honor organist Dorothy Scott's 68 years of being "at the console." As well as the honor shown her by Indianapolis Mayor Ballard, Scott was awarded the title of "Distinguished Hoosier" by Governor Mitch Daniels.
Dorothy Scott and her late husband, Farrell, began their church-related music careers when asked to assume the positions of organist and Director of Music, respectfully, by the Meridian Street Methodist Church in 1941. At the start of her tenure with the Meridian Street church, she also briefly played for the First Baptist Church. Both of the Scotts also were involved with the music program at the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation for 27 years, located 10 blocks north.
As an organist, Scott has been involved with the local, regional and national organization of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). With the Indianapolis Chapter, Sigma Alpha Iota, she has served as dean, a distinguished recognition of her talents as an organist. She also has received their Sword of Honor and Rose of Honor for performance.