Undergraduate Organ Performance Requirements

All of the following are required.  Performance from memory is encouraged, but not required.

  • One work by J.S. Bach or another Baroque composer.

  • Two contrasting (one lyrical and one virtuosic) selections by romantic or contemporary composers.

  • Accurate and fluent sight-reading of a four-part hymn.

  • Applicants with a strong piano background who wish to apply for study in organ may elect to play their audition on the piano for members of the organ faculty. The audition will include all of the following, of which one must be from memory:

    1. An invention or prelude & fugue by J.S. Bach.

    2. A first movement of a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven (excluding Beethoven op. 49; op. 79; and op. 27, no. 2)

    3. A 19th, 20th, or 21st-century composition.

Undergraduate Organ Primary Requirements

All of the following are required.  Performance from memory is encouraged, but not required.

  • One work by J.S. Bach or another Baroque composer.

  • One work by a romantic or contemporary composer.

  • Accurate and fluent sight-reading of a four-part hymn.

  • Applicants with a strong piano background who wish to apply for study in organ may elect to play their audition on the piano for members of the organ faculty. The audition will include all of the following, of which one must be from memory:

    1. An invention or prelude & fugue by J.S. Bach.

    2. A first movement of a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven (excluding Beethoven op. 49; op. 79; and op. 27, no. 2)

    3. A 19th, 20th, or 21st-century composition.