Master of Music in Organ Performance

Graduate Organ Performance majors are required to play twice each semester in performance class. Semester juries are required. The degree program is culminated by one fully memorized or two nonmemorized recitals. The entrance audition may be waived for current Westminster seniors and, in some cases as determined by the department chair, for recent Westminster graduates. Students must take OR433 and 434 (carrying no graduate credit) or pass an exemption examination.

Master of Music in Organ Performance (36 semester hours)

Major Area 22
OR587/589Organ Improvisation I/II 2-24 (2 per term)
OR590Accompanying at the Organ2
OR629Seminar in Organ Literature2
OR641Organ Primary (4 terms) 8 (2 per term)
OR723Organ Literature Before 1800 3
OR724Organ Literature Since 1800 3
SM511Sacred Music Lab (1 term) 0
Core 11
MH731Introduction to Musicology 3
CR509Symphonic Choir (2 terms) 2 (1 per term)
 Theory or music history elective (1 course)
 Core elective *1
Electives 3
 Free electives 3


  1. The core elective must be a single, 3-credit graduate-level course outside the student’s major area, area of emphasis, and/or area of applied study.
  2. Students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of French or German equivalent to two years of college study of one of these two languages.
  3. Following departmental approval, one memorized or two non-memorized public recitals must be presented.