Undergraduate Division

Bachelor of Music Degrees

Bachelor of Music in Performance, Organ

Admission Requirements

See "Admission Requirements" in the Undergraduate Division section of this bulletin.

Major Ensemble

X70 University Choral Ensembles (2 cr.) or, with permission of choral department, X2 Piano Accompanying (2 cr.) each fall and spring semester.

Performance Study

Q400 Organ Undergraduate Major. Minimum of 4 credit hours the first four semesters and 6 credit hours each subsequent semester (students who have completed 40 credit hours and the senior recital and who wish to continue performance study may reduce credit hours to 3). Entrance audition, freshman jury, upper-division examination, junior recital, senior recital. I300 Studio Masterclass (0 cr.) concurrent with each semester of Q400.

Secondary Piano and Keyboard Proficiency

Required: Four semesters of keyboard study (2-2-2-2 cr.). P100 Piano Elective/Secondary (2 cr.) is required the first three semesters. One semester of Y153 Harpsichord Elective/Secondary (2 cr.) or two semesters of F300 Piano Accompanying (1 cr.) may substitute for the fourth semester of P100 with permission of the organ department chair and the successful passing of the piano component of the keyboard proficiency administered by the organ faculty. The organ component of the keyboard proficiency is satisfied by the successful completion of C401-C404 Sacred Music I-IV.

Core Music Courses

27 credit hours

  • Music Fundamentals Online or equivalent
  • T132 Musical Skills I (1 cr.)
  • T151 Music Theory and Literature I (3 cr.)
  • T152 Music Theory and Literature II (3 cr.)
  • T231 Musical Skills II (1 cr.)
  • T232 Musical Skills III (1 cr.)
  • T251 Music Theory and Literature III (3 cr.)
  • T252 Music Theory and Literature IV (3 cr.)
  • T331 Musical Skills IV (1 cr.)
  • T351 Music Theory and Literature V (3 cr.)
  • M401 History and Literature of Music I (4 cr.)
  • M402 History and Literature of Music II (4 cr.)
  • Or equivalent honors courses

A grade of C or higher is required in T132 Musical Skills I, T231 Musical Skills II, T232 Musical Skills III, and T331 Musical Skills IV.

Advanced Music Literature and Music Theory

3 credit hours selected from:

  • M410 Composer or Topic (3 cr.)
  • T410 Topics in Music Theory (3 cr.)
  • T418 Music and Ideas (3 cr.)
Other Music Courses

19 credit hours

  • C301 Sacred Music Colloquium (1-1-1-1 cr., to be taken each spring semester of enrollment, maximum of 4 enrollments)
  • C401 Sacred Music I (2 cr.)
  • C402 Sacred Music II (2 cr.)
  • C403 Sacred Music III (2 cr.)
  • C404 Sacred Music IV (2 cr.)
  • E489 Organ Pedagogy (2 cr.)
  • G370 Techniques for Conducting (2 cr.)
  • G371 Choral Conducting (2 cr.)
  • M476 Survey of Organ Literature (1 cr.)
General Education

See "General Education Requirements" under Curricula for Bachelor's Degrees in Music in this bulletin.

Coursework in Religious Studies is strongly encouraged.

To Complete Degree

Music or non-music electives as needed to bring the total credit hours to 120, excluding I400 and major ensemble.

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