Graduate Organ Performance Requirements:
Applicants should prepare a program of no more than one half-hour, including a major work of J.S. Bach. The remainder of the program should include works of contrasting styles and periods, and should include at least one lyrical and one virtuosic selection. The quality of performance and choice of repertoire for the graduate degree must be at least at the level of a senior recital in organ.
Performance from memory is encouraged, but not required.
Recorded auditions must be submitted in video format and must show pedals. Complete instructions at www.rider.edu/recordedauditions
Graduate Sacred Music / Organ Primary Requirements:
One work by J.S. Bach or another Baroque composer.
One work by a romantic or contemporary composer.
One hymn of at least three stanzas, prepared with a creative introduction. Free harmonizations and interludes are encouraged, but not required.
- Prepare an anthem accompaniment. This will be provided at least six weeks prior to audition date.