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|
|OR587/589||Organ Improvisation I/II 2-2||4 (2 per term)|
|OR590||Accompanying at the Organ||2|
|OR629||Seminar in Organ Literature||2|
|OR641||Organ Primary (4 terms) ||8 (2 per term)|
|OR723||Organ Literature Before 1800 ||3|
|OR724||Organ Literature Since 1800 ||3|
|SM511||Sacred Music Lab (1 term) ||0|
|MH731||Introduction to Musicology ||3|
|CR509||Symphonic Choir (2 terms) ||2 (1 per term)|
| ||Theory or music history elective (1 course) ||3|
| ||Core elective *1 ||3|
| ||Free electives ||3|
- 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.
- Students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of French or German equivalent to two years of college study of one of these two languages.
- Following departmental approval, one memorized or two non-memorized public recitals must be presented.