Contemporary Organ Studies Training

A Renowned Organ Program

Westminster Choir College is renowned for preparing talented organists for successful careers as performers, academics and church musicians. Students enrolled in our rigorous program are immersed in the many facets of organ study: performance, collaborative skills, history, literature, and organ building. You’ll have ample performing opportunities through studio recitals and solo or ensemble performances on and off-campus

Program Highlights

  • Internship Opportunities: Obtain paid positions at area churches, as well as churches in Philadelphia and New York City
  • Performance Opportunities: Gain valuable performing experience through concerts with leading orchestras, such as The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • A Musical Network: Westminster graduates concertize and hold positions at churches in major American cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia.
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Program Requirements

Our 36-credit graduate curriculum includes applied lessons, organ literature, organ improvisation, and courses in choral conducting, worship planning, and accompanying.

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A Career in Music

Organ performance graduates leverage their creative talents and newfound skills to find success in jobs that fit their career goals.

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Westminster prepares you to be an actual working musician. I learned how to balance a normal college workload on top of rehearsals, performances and a church job.”
James Roman ’14, ‘16
Associate Organist, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church


Organ Performance (M.M.)

Margaret Cusack

Chair, Department of Voice and Piano; Professor

Omega House

mcusack [at]

609-921-7100 x8253

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