Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance

Undergraduate Organ Performance majors are required to play twice each semester in performance class. A half recital in the junior year and a full recital in the senior year, each fully memorized, are required. Juries are required at the end of each semester.

Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance (124 semester hours)

 Choirs and Conducting 11
CR109Chapel Choir (2 terms) 2 (1 per term)
CR209Schola Cantorum (2 terms) 2 (1 per term)
CR509Symphonic Choir (4 terms) 4 (1 per term)
CR215Fundamentals of Conducting 3
 Applied Music 20
 Organ Primary (8 terms) 16 (2 per term)
 Voice Secondary (4 terms) 4 (1 per term)
 Theory and Music History 33
TH141/142/241Musicianship I/II/III 4-4-4 12 (4 per term)
TH342Contemporary Trends 3
 Theory level I elective 3
 Theory level II elective 3
MH247/248Music Historiography I/II 6 (3 per term)
MH345Music History Since 1900 3
 Music History elective 3
Professional Studies 20
OR433/434Survey of Organ Literature I/II 3-3 6 (3 per term)
OR587Organ Improvisation I 2
OR589Organ Improvisation II 2
Accompanying at the Organ 2
Colloquium in Sacred Music (2 terms)
4 (2 per term)
 Harpsichord or Piano (4 terms) 4 (1 per term)
Arts and Sciences 30 Credits
LL131English Composition 3
 Foreign Language I/II/III/IV *1 (4 courses) 12 (3 per term)
 Literature or Philosophy elective 3
 Social/Behavioral/Natural Science elective 3
 History elective 3
 Arts & Sciences electives (2 courses) 6
Free Electives 10
 Free electives 10


  1. Completion of French, German, Italian, Latin, or Spanish IV is required. If students are exempted from one or more semesters of foreign language study, they must replace the missing credits with other Arts & Sciences electives.
  2. Attendance at weekly studio classes is required during all semesters of applied study.
  3. A half recital must be presented in the junior year. A full recital must be presented in the senior year. All recitals must receive prior departmental approval.

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