Master of Music in Performance: Organ

The Master of Music in Organ Performance is designed for the student who wishes to study pipe organ at an advanced level. Applicants should be able to pass an audition, the requirements of which are listed below. The degree will prepare a student for employment in pipe organ related fields, and for further graduate study. Lessons, the study of organ pedagogy, organ literature, service playing and choral conducting are studied in the course of the degree.

An audition is required for admission into the Master of music in Organ Performance degree program. Literature for this audition should include a major Bach Prelude and Fugue, a large Romantic work, and a work by a composer born after 1930.

Performance of a solo organ recital of approximately one hour in length is a requirement of the degree. Before this recital can be given a recital jury must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. After hearing the recital jury, the organ faculty will approve or disapprove the performance of the graduate recital. If performed outside of Provine Chapel, the venue must be approved by the organ faculty.

Degree Requirements (31 sem. hrs.)

Core Courses (9 sem. hrs.)
MUS 6530 - Music Research and Writing

Choose one of the following:
MUS 6509 - Projects in Applied Theory and Analysis
MUS 6558 - Schenkerian Analysis

Choose one of the following:
MUS 6514 - Topics in Music History I
MUS 6515 - Topics in Music History II
MUS 6555 - History of American Music
MUS 6556 - Comparative Arts

Literature (2 sem. hrs.)
MUS 5453 - Advanced Organ Literature

Performance and Pedagogy (8 sem. hrs.)
MUS 5419 - Advanced Service Playing
MUS 6517 - Advanced Organ Pedagogy
MUS 6547 - Advanced Choral Methods & Rehearsal Techniques

Applied Music (12 sem. hrs.)
MUS 6511 - Applied Organ
MUS 6500 - Graduate Recital