Put Your Training to Work

Westminster organ performance graduates emerge with outstanding artistry and ability.

Our alumni find success in a multitude of careers.
 

Common Careers

  • Concert artist
  • Director of music (religious or community-based organizations)
  • Music education (post-secondary)
  • Private instructor
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Organists fingers on keys

Major Requirements

Our program covers coursework in performance, collaborative skills, choral conducting, improvisation, and literature, and emphasizes practical training.
 

Organ Pipes
I was attracted to Westminster by the distinguished organ faculty and the choral performance opportunities. The blend of organ and choral music provides great training for a career in church music.”
Joel Trekell
Class of 2017

How to Apply

View requirements, application deadlines and steps to apply.

Engaged Learning

Learning by doing. That’s the driving principle behind Engaged Learning at Rider. It’s where theory meets practice, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and insights you’ve gained in the classroom to real-world situations and professional settings.

Students walk across campus in spring

Perfect Your Repertoire

Gain Access to Westminster's Network of Organists

Westminster’s organ students have the opportunity to hone their skills in paid positions at area churches, as well as at large metropolitan churches in Philadelphia and New York. They also have access to Westminster’s extensive worldwide alumni network of organists, who welcome the opportunity to serve as mentors and to offer professional advice.

Contact

Organ Performance, B.M.

Margaret Cusack

Chair, Department of Voice and Piano; Professor

Omega 101

mcusack [at] rider.edu

609-921-7100 x8253

Organ inside Gill Chapel