Organ Auditions Guide 2016-2017

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Key: Bachelor’s = B; Master’s = M; Doctoral = D; Performer’s Certificate = PC; Artist Diploma = AD

Appalachian State University–Hayes School of Music • Boone, N.C.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment, prior to March 1
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: B: one pre-1800 work; one post-1800 work; one 20th-century work. M: three pieces in contrasting styles
Additional skill demonstration: one hymn
828-262-3021
belljr@appstate.edu

Arizona State University • Tempe, Ariz.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: see Music.asu.edu
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: varies according to degree program. For B degrees, see Music.asu.edu/admissions/auditions/undergrad/organ.php. For M/D degrees, see Music.asu.edu/admissions/auditions/grad/organ.php.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: some written materials
480-965-3371
music@asu.edu

Baylor University • Waco, Tex.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 3, Jan. 14, and by appointment
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: organ performance: one major Bach work; one Romantic work; one 20th- or 21st-century work. Church music: one major Bach work; one 19th-, 20th- or 21st-century work.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading, hymn-playing; Church Music: one hymn with introduction, or other similar service music
254-710-6509
isabelle_demers@baylor.edu

Bethany College • Lindsborg, Kans.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 12, Feb. 11
Application deadline: Oct. 31
Repertoire: two varying selections from the standard organ repertoire, one demonstrating technical facility and one demonstrating lyricism
Additional skill demonstration: hymn sight-reading using manuals and pedal. Applicants may be asked to demonstrate facility on the piano.
785-275-3380
steedm@bethanylb.edu

Boston University • Boston, Mass.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 27, Feb. 10
Application deadline: Dec. 15
Repertoire: B: one Bach work; one pre-1750 work; one post-1800 work (of these, one should be lyrical, another brilliant, and should represent two different nationalities). M/PD: one major Baroque work; one major Romantic work; one Contemporary work. D: one major Bach work; one pre-1750 work; one work from 1800 to 1900; one post-1900 work (of these, one should be lyrical, another brilliant, and should represent at least two different nationalities)
Additional skill demonstration: B: sight-reading; M/PD: keyboard skills
617-645-0833
psykes@bu.edu

Brigham Young University–Idaho • Rexburg, Idaho
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 27 or by appointment
Application deadline: Jan. 13
Repertoire: one Bach work; one work from another period; one hymn
Additional skill demonstration: one hymn; at the piano, one major and one minor scale in parallel motion (four octaves) and contrary motion (two octaves), and one major and one minor arpeggio (four octaves). Applicants with no organ background but strong piano skills may be considered for organ study by performing a keyboard work of Bach and a significant work from another period on the piano.
208-496-4964
kerrd@byui.edu

California Lutheran University • Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: n/a
Application deadline: Aug. 15
Repertoire: n/a
805-493-3305
dsinaga@callutheran.edu

The Catholic University of America • Washington, D.C.
Degree(s): M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 5, Feb. 6, 27
Application deadline: July 1, 2017
Additional skill demonstration: conducting; score-reading
202-319-5414
cua-music@cua.edu

Central Michigan University • Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 27, Feb. 11, 25, March 3
Application deadline: Nov. 15
Repertoire: B: one Baroque work (a prelude and fugue or chorale prelude); one 19th-, 20th-, or 21st-century work; memorization encouraged. Applicants with a strong piano background who wish to major in organ may prepare one Bach work or one Classical work; one Romantic, Impressionistic, or Contemporary work. M: one major Baroque work; one 19th-century work; one 20th- or 21st-century work; memorization encouraged
Additional skill demonstration: B: piano only: prepare all major and harmonic minor scales (four octaves); organ: combined manual and pedal memorized major scales. B/M: one hymn of applicant’s choosing
989-774-3281
egler1s@cmich.edu

Cleveland Institute of Music • Cleveland, Ohio
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: February (see website for exact dates)
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: one Bach work; one 19th-century work; one 20th- or 21st-century work.
Additional skill demonstration: theory; aural skills
216-795-3107
admission@cim.edu

College of William and Mary • Williamsburg, Va.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: n/a
Application deadline: July 15
Repertoire: n/a—should have minimal keyboard skills at piano
757-221-1072
tmmars@wm.edu

Colorado State University • Fort Collins, Colo.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 9, Jan. 21, Feb. 25
Application deadline: rolling auditions
Repertoire: see website
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; hymn-playing
970-491-2675
joel.bacon@colostate.edu

Columbus State University–Schwob School of Music • Columbus, Ga.
Degree(s): B, M, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment, Nov. 1–March 1
Application deadline: Nov. 1
Repertoire: one prelude (toccata, fantasia) and fugue by Bach; one contrasting 19th-century work
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading hymn at piano; one hymn with introduction at organ
706-649-7246
golden_joseph@columbusstate.edu

Concordia College • Moorhead, Minn.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: March 31
Repertoire: one Bach work; two contrasting works representative of the 19th–21st centuries. If no previous organ study, similar representative piano literature
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn
701-866-5993
pjohnso3@cord.edu

Curtis Institute of Music • Philadelphia, Pa.
Degree(s): B, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb.–March
Application deadline: Dec. 12
Repertoire: one Bach prelude and fugue; one Bach allegro movement from the trio sonatas, two movements from the Romantic or Contemporary periods (all from memory)
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; a modern composition will be sent to each applicant one month prior to auditions and will be performed (optional: from memory) at the audition.
215-717-3117
chris.hodges@curtis.edu

Duquesne University–Mary Pappert School of Music • Pittsburg, Pa.
Degree(s): B, M, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 2, Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 3
Application deadline: May 1
Repertoire: one Bach fugue; one work in contrasting style
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; hymn-playing of candidate’s choice; major and minor scales and arpeggios
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
412-396-5871; 412-396-5983
labounsky@aol.com

East Carolina University • Greenville, N.C.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 3, Jan. 21, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 18, or by appointment
Application deadline: March 15
Repertoire: one Baroque work, one Romantic work, one Contemporary work
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; hymn-playing
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
252-328-1261
scanlona@ecu.edu

The Eastman School of Music • Rochester, N.Y.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 10, 17, 24
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: B: one Baroque work; two works by romantic or contemporary composers, one primarily lyrical, and one primarily virtuosic. M: a program of not more than 30 minutes, including one work of Bach, and other works of contrasting styles and periods, including at least one lyrical and one virtuosic selection; memorization encouraged. D: a program of not more than 30 minutes, including one work of Bach; memorization encouraged.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading (those applying for the Sacred Music Diploma)
Additional materials: audition repertoire form and repertoire list
585-274-1450
ameyer@esm.rochester.edu

Florida State University • Tallahassee, Fla.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 28, Feb. 11, 25
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: three contrasting works, including a prelude and fugue of Bach.
iquinn@fsu.edu

Furman University • Greenville, S.C.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 3, Jan. 13, 14, Feb. 10, 11
Application deadline: Nov. 15
Repertoire: two contrasting works (10 minutes maximum); one piano work
Additional skill demonstration: exercises in pitch matching and aural aptitude; sight-reading.
864-294-2969
furmanmusic@furman.edu

Goshen College • Goshen, Ind.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 4, Jan. 27, 28, March 17
Application deadline: March 10
Repertoire: 10 minutes, including at least two pieces or excerpts in contrasting styles
574-535-7361
music@goshen.edu

Hope College • Holland, Mich.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 8, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, 18
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: 10–15 minutes, contrasting styles; one Bach work
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading (3 staves); aural tests
616-395-7650
lewis@hope.edu

Houghton College–Greatbach School of Music • Houghton, N.Y.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 18, Feb. 10, Mar. 17, and by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: B  Repertoire: M
585-567-9400
music@houghton.edu

Indiana University–Jacobs School of Music • Bloomington, Ind.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 13, 14, Feb. 3, 4, March 3, 4
Application deadline: Nov. 1
Repertoire: maximum 30 minutes with contrasting pieces representing the pre-Classical (preferably a Bach work), Romantic, and Contemporary periods; balance virtuosic works with at least one expressive work; memorization encouraged
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; keyboard skills; M/D: figured bass; transposition; modulation
812-855-7998
musicadm@indiana.edu

Indiana University of Pennsylvania • Indiana, Pa.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: see website
Application deadline: July 31, 2017
Repertoire: two works, including one from the Baroque period, of contrasting styles (at least one work memorized). See website for suggested audition material.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; one hymn (include at least three registration changes); B: piano proficiency exam
724-357-2390
orgel@iup.edu

Ithaca College • Ithaca, N.Y.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 10, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 18
Application deadline: Jan. 1
Repertoire: B: three works from contrasting periods. M: one Bach work; one Romantic work; one 20th- or 21st-century work
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading two hymns.
607-274-3366
music@ithaca.edu

The Juilliard School • New York, N.Y.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. and March
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: one Bach prelude and fugue; one 19th-century work; one 20th- or 21st-century work; memorization encouraged
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading
212-799-5000
musicadmissions@juilliard.edu

Lawrence University • Appleton, Wis.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 12, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, 25
Application deadline: Jan. 15
Repertoire: one major Bach work; two contrasting works from the 19th and 20th centuries
Additional skill demonstration: hymn sight-reading; easy organ music sight-reading
800-227-0982
admissions@lawrence.edu

Luther College • Decorah, Iowa
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 12, Dec. 1, Feb. 11, 25, March 3
Application deadline: April 1
Repertoire: two contrasting pieces (Baroque and/or Romantic/Contemporary)
Additional skill demonstration: one hymn prepared as if for a typical worship service
563-387-1426
vorvaja01@luther.edu

Mercer University–Townsend School of Music • Macon, Ga.
Degree(s): B, M, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 3, Jan. 21, Feb. 11, 24 (M), March 18
Application deadline: March 1
Repertoire: B/MM–Performance: three pieces in contrasting styles (preferably one major Bach work, plus two pieces from the 19th–21st centuries). MM–Church Music: two pieces in contrasting styles, one of which should be based on a chorale or hymn
Additional skill demonstration: B/MM–Performance: one hymn, including introduction and two stanzas, the second of which should include a reharmonization; hymn sight-reading. AD: hymn sight-reading; sight-reading. MM–Church Music: two hymns in contrasting styles, including introduction and three stanzas, the second of which should include a re-harmonization; hymn sight-reading; sight-reading
478-301-2750
mitchener_je@mercer.edu

Mississippi College • Clinton, Miss.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 3, Feb. 11, March 4
Application deadline: April 15
Repertoire: one Bach work; one 19th-century work; one post-1920 work; one hymn
Additional skill demonstration: one hymn
601-925-3440
knupp@mc.edu

Montclair State University • Montclair, N.J.
Degree(s): B, M, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one Baroque work, ideally a major Bach work; two works of the Romantic or Contemporary periods, one being lyrical, and the other virtuosic
Additional skill demonstration: one hymn, including an introduction and all stanzas; one short diagnostic keyboard skills examination
973-655-7212
carrv@mail.montclair.edu

Northern Illinois University • DeKalb, Ill.
Degree(s): B, M, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: Feb. 26
Repertoire: a polyphonic composition in three voices (e.g. a Rheinberger trio, a three-voice chorale setting of Dupré); a composition of the applicant’s choice of comparable difficulty of the Eight Little Preludes and Fugues (formerly attr. Bach); a few short pedal exercises selected by the applicant
Additional skill demonstration: Hymn sight-reading with soprano, alto, and tenor on one manual, bass in pedal; Sight-reading a hymn with soprano on one manual (right hand), alto and tenor on a second manual (left hand), bass in pedal.
815-753-1546
lslater@niu.edu

Oberlin Conservatory of Music • Oberlin, Ohio
Degrees: B, M, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 10, 11, March 3, 4
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: B: 3 or 4 contrasting pieces from the standard organ literature, including one Bach work. Applicants with a strong piano background may play audition on piano. M: one major Bach prelude (toccata, fantasia) and fugue; four additional pre-1800 works representing other historic styles. AD: one pre-1700 work; one major Bach prelude (toccata, fantasia) and fugue; one Bach ornamented chorale; one major Romantic pre-1920 work; one major 20th- or 21st-century work
Additional skill demonstration: B: hymn sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: AD: repertoire list; concert list (with venues) for at least the last 3 years
440-775-8413
conservatory.admissions@oberlin.edu

Pacific Lutheran University • Tacoma, Wash.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 24, 25, 26
Application deadline: Feb. 13
Repertoire: two contrasting works from different periods and styles
253-535-7602
paul.tegels@plu.edu

The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University • Baltimore, Md.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb.
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: B: one Bach work; one 19th-century work; one post-1910 work. M/D: sufficient material to perform a full solo recital containing works demonstrating a diversity of periods and styles
Additional skill demonstration: hymn sight-reading
667-208-6600
admissions@peabody.jhu.edu

Pfeiffer University • Misenheimer, N.C.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 5, Jan. 21, March 18, April 8
Application deadline: May 1
Repertoire: one major Bach work; two contrasting works
Additional skill demonstration: hymn-playing, sight-singing
704-463-3142
elizabeth.harrison@pfeiffer.edu

Rice University–The Shepherd School of Music • Houston, Tex.
Degree(s): B, M, D, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 23, 24, Feb. 12, 13
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: B/M: one major Bach work (excluding BWV 553–560); two contrasting post-1750 works. D/AD: 45 minutes, memorized, including one major Bach work
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; harmonization
713-348-4854
geoffrey.scott@rice.edu

Rutgers University • New Brunswick, N.J.
Degree(s): B, M, D, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: B: one Bach work; one movement from a 19th-century work; one post-1900 work; M: one work from the North German or French Classical repertoire; one major Bach prelude and fugue; one major 19th-century work; one post-1960 work. D/AD: one work from the North German or French Classical repertoire; one chorale-based trio from Great Eighteen Chorales, Clavier-Übung III, or one movement from one of the Bach six sonatas; one major Bach prelude and fugue; one major 19th-century work; one post-1960 work
Additional skill demonstration: B/M/D/AD: hymn sight-reading; M/D/AD: trio sight-reading
732-932-3848
renee.anne.louprette@rutgers.edu

Salem College • Winston-Salem, N.C.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 11, or by appointment
Application deadline: Nov. 4
Repertoire: BM: two or more movements of a Bach free work (toccata/prelude/fantasia & fugue, trio sonata, concerto); a movement or complete Romantic work; a movement or complete 20th- or 21st-century work. BA: two or more movements of a Bach free work (toccata/prelude/fantasia & fugue, trio sonata, concerto); one contrasting work from the 19th, 20th, or 21st century. M: one major Bach work; two contrasting major works from the 19th, 20th, or 21st century
Additional skill demonstration: two stanzas of a hymn with an introduction
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
336-721-2724
timothy.olsen@salem.edu

St. Anselm College • Manchester, N.H.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: March 15
Repertoire: one of Eight Little Preludes and Fugues (formerly attr. Bach) or two chorale preludes from Bach’s Orgelbüchlein; one Romantic work; one contemporary work
Additional skill demonstration: two hymns; sight-reading a hymn or other piece of service music
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
603-641-7500
EBermani@stjosephcathedralnh.org

St. John’s University • Collegeville, Minn.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: March 15
Repertoire: one Bach or pre-Bach work; one Romantic work; one modern work
Additional skill demonstration: hymn and simple refrain sight-reading; short vocal diagnostic for ear, pitch, reading
320-363-2862
kkasling@csbsju.edu

St. Olaf College • Northfield, Minn.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: Feb. 24, 25, March 3, 4
Application deadline: Dec. 15
Repertoire: one Bach prelude and fugue; one Romantic or Contemporary work
Additional skill demonstration: one hymn, including an introduction and two stanzas; any Bach two-part invention at piano; aural skills; sight-singing
Additional materials required at audition: audition recording, music résumé
507-786-3297
music@stolaf.edu

Sonoma State University • Rohnert Park, Calif.
Degrees: B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 5, Jan. 14, April 1
Application deadline: Nov. 30
Repertoire: two contrasting works, one of which must be a Bach prelude and fugue or trio sonata; the other selection may be a hymn, choral prelude, or a contrasting work from any period. Students with no organ background may audition on the piano using the same guidelines.
Additional skill demonstration: two major scales; one minor scale in three forms
707-664-2324
brian.wilson@sonoma.edu

Southern Methodist University • Dallas, Tex.
Degrees: B, M, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 3, Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 18
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: three pieces, total 20–30 minutes, each work being from a different period; level of difficulty medium to difficult
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list; résumé
214-768-2941
sengels@smu.edu

Stetson University School of Music • DeLand, Fla.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 6, or by appointment
Application deadline: Feb. 15
Repertoire: works comparable to the Eight Little Preludes and Fugues (formerly attr. to Bach), the Brahms Chorale Preludes, Bach Orgelbüchlein settings, or works of comparable or greater difficulty
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; aural skills; theory exam
Additional materials required at audition: resume; repertoire list; photo
386-822-8975
haustin@stetson.edu

Syracuse University–The Setnor School of Music • Syracuse, N.Y.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 3, 4, or by appointment
Application deadline: Jan. 1
Repertoire: one hymn; one Bach or other Baroque work; one Romantic work; one post-1900 work, contrasting in style to the other two works
Additional skill demonstration: hymn sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
315-443-2769
alaver@syr.edu

University of Alabama • Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: Dec. 15
Repertoire: one major Bach work; one French or German Romantic work by a composer born between 1800 and 1904; one contemporary work composed no earlier than 1905
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; hymn-playing; major and minor scales; diagnostic exam for music and writing skills
205-348-3329
ffreese@ua.edu

University of Arizona-The Fred Fox School of Music • Tucson, Ariz.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: by appointment, prior to Mar. 1
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: one major Bach work; one Romantic work; one work composed after 1930
Additional skill demonstration: one hymn, all verses, with introduction
Additional materials required at audition: brief summary of repertoire
520-204-5691
pdecker@email.arizona.edu

University of California–Los Angeles • Los Angeles, Calif.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb.
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: representative selection of Baroque, Romantic, and 20th-century/Contemporary works
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading, hymn-playing
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
213-925-6234
cbull@ucla.edu

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music • Cincinnati, Ohio
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 14, 28, Feb. 11
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: B: two contrasting works from the standard organ literature. Applicants with a strong piano background who wish to major in organ may elect to prepare a piano work from the standard repertoire as one of the two works. M/D: three contrasting works from the standard organ literature (one 17th- or 18th-century work; two 19th-, 20th-, or 21st-century works).
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading
513-556-9479
ccmadmis@uc.edu

University of Denver–Lamont School of Music • Denver, Colo.
Degree(s): B, M, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: yes (AD only, 25 minutes)
Audition dates: Feb. 4, 11, 18, or by appointment
Application deadline: Jan. 15
Repertoire: B: 15–20 minutes, including a Bach work and a Romantic or Contemporary work. M/PC: one major Bach work; one Romantic work; one Contemporary work. AD: closed mini-recital and interview, 30 to 35 minutes
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
303-871-6973
musicadmission@du.edu

University of Florida
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan 21, Jan 28, Jan 29 or by appointment, prior to March 1
Application deadline: Nov. 1
Repertoire: B: one pre-1800 work; one post-1800 work; one 20th-century work. M: three pieces in contrasting styles
352-273-3181
lrellis@ufl.edu

University of Iowa • Iowa City, Iowa
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 3, 10, 17
Application deadline: March 1
Repertoire: see website
Additional skill demonstration: see website
Additional materials required at audition: see website
319-335-1630
gregory-hand@uiowa.edu

University of Kansas • Lawrence, Kans.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: contact James Higdon
913-708-1213
jhigdon@ku.edu

University of Michigan • Ann Arbor, Mich.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 3, 10, and 17
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: see Music.umich.edu/departments/organ/auditions.htm
Additional materials required at audition: curriculum vitae; repertoire list
734-764-1591
jkibbie@umich.edu

University of Minnesota School of Music • Minneapolis, Minn.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 3 (B only for spring 2017 admission); Jan. 28, Feb. 4
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: B: three works of contrasting styles, including a Bach work; memorization recommended. M: 30-minute program including a Bach work and a Romantic work; memorization recommended. D: 45-minute program including a Bach work and works from the 17th, 19th or 20th century; memorization recommended.
Additional skill demonstration: B: several stanzas of a hymn; harmonization of a hymn tune; sight-reading; scales and arpeggios at piano; M: several stanzas of a hymn; harmonization of a hymn tune; improvisation; sight-reading a choral score or other open score using one or more C clefs
Additional materials: repertoire list; D: a sample of written work
612-624-3307
dwb@umn.edu
Music.umn.edu

University of North Carolina at Greensboro • Greensboro, N.C.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: yes (M/D only)
Audition dates: Dec. 3, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, 25
Application deadline: B: Dec. 1; M/D: July 1
Repertoire: B: one Bach work, one work written between 1820 and 1920, one post-1920 work; a hymn may be used to fulfill one of the latter two requirements. M: total of 30 minutes including: 1) Bach: one prelude and fugue or a movement of a trio sonata; 2) one movement from among the French Classic, North German Baroque or Iberian Baroque schools; 3) one movement from either German Romantic or Franck, Widor or Vierne; 4) one post-1945 work of any nationality. D: At least 45 minutes including: 1) Bach: a prelude and fugue or two movements of a trio sonata; 2) from the French Classic school, either a) a complete Kyrie, Gloria, or Offertoire; or b) a complete suite or multi-movement hymn setting; 3) a large work of Liszt, Reubke, or Reger, or a virtuosic movement from the symphonies of Vierne or Widor; similar movements by composers of other nationalities may also be acceptable—please verify; 4) one post-1945 work
Additional skill demonstration: B/D: sight-reading; M/D: hymn-playing
336-334-5789
adlash@uncg.edu

University of North Carolina School of the Arts • Winston-Salem, N.C.
Degree(s): High School, B, M, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 20, Feb. 3, 17; by appointment
Application deadline: Oct. 21
Repertoire: High School: two contrasting works from different stylistic periods. B: one Baroque work; one Romantic work; one 20th- or 21st-century work. M: one major free Bach work (including the trio sonatas); one Romantic work; one 20th- or 21st-century work
Additional skill demonstration: hymn-playing
336-770-3260
olsent@uncsa.edu

University of North Texas • Denton, Tex.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 25
Application deadline: Jan. 15
Repertoire: B: 20 minutes; recommended repertoire: selections from Bach’s Orgelbüchlein; Brahms’s Chorale Preludes; Vierne’s Pieces en style libre. M: 30 minutes, including one major Bach work; one major 19th-century work; one major 20th-century work; D: 30 minutes drawn from MM degree recital, including one major Bach work
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; three verses of a hymn
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
940-565-4094
jesse.eschbach@unt.edu

University of Notre Dame • South Bend, Ind.
Degree(s): M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: Feb. 13
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: one major Bach work; two contrasting works
Additional skill demonstration: basic musicianship
574-631-1300
sacredmusic@nd.edu

University of Oklahoma–American Organ Institute • Norman, Okla.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 18, Feb. 24
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: B: 20 minutes of contrasting works. M/D: thirty minutes of Baroque, Romantic, and Contemporary works
Additional skill demonstration: Organ students: (some of the following, depending upon degree level) sight-reading; hymn-playing; choral score playing; improvisation; figured bass; harmonization of a provided melody. Organ technology students: performing basic tasks in organ shop.
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
405-325-7829
aoi@ou.edu

University of Oregon School of Music and Dance • Eugene, Ore.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: Sep. 1
Repertoire: four pieces of contrasting styles and nationalities
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading
541-346-3791
bbaird@uoregon.edu

University of Redlands • Redlands, Calif.
Degree(s): B, M, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11
Application deadline: Jan. 15
Repertoire: B: two contrasting works from different stylistic periods; M: three complete solo works including a major work or concerto
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading
909-748-8014
music@redlands.edu

University of Southern California–Thornton School of Music • Los Angeles, Calif.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: Jan. 21, 22, Feb. 4, 5
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: recording requirements: two works in contrasting styles. Live audition: three or more works from various stylistic periods
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading, hymn-playing
626-441-6814
ladd.thomas@mindspring.com

University of Tennessee–Knoxville • Knoxville, Tenn.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 4, 11, 18
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: one Bach work; one Romantic work; one 20th-century work (in contrasting styles)
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; hymn-playing
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
865-521-0277
ejohnson@churchstreetumc.org

University of Utah • Salt Lake City, Utah
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: March 1
Repertoire: B: one Baroque work; one post-Baroque work. M: 20–30 minutes from at least three periods. See website for recommended repertoire.
801-581-6762
kenneth.udy@utah.edu

University of Washington • Seattle, Wash.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 27, Feb. 10
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: one major Bach work; one 19th-century work (one movement); one 20th- or 21st-century work (one movement)
Additional skill demonstration: hymn-playing
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
206-685-9872
SoMadmit@uw.edu

Valparaiso University • Valparaiso, Ind.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: Feb. 11, 18, 20
Application deadline: Jan. 20
Repertoire: two works in contrasting styles (a Bach work recommended)
Additional skill demonstration: one hymn with two stanzas; sight-reading one hymn
219-464-5084
Lorraine.Brugh@valpo.edu

Wartburg College • Waverly, Iowa
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 12, Jan. 21, Feb. 3, 18
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: two contrasting works
800-772-2085
admissions@wartburg.edu

Westminster Choir College of Rider University • Princeton, N.J.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: B by appointment
Application deadline: April 1
Repertoire: B requirements: www.rider.edu/ugauditions. M requirements: www.rider.edu/gradauditions
Additional skill demonstration: undergraduate: sight-reading one hymn. Graduate Sacred Music, organ primary applicants: one hymn of at least three stanzas, prepared with a creative introduction (free harmonizations and interludes are encouraged, but not required); one prepared anthem accompaniment, provided at least six weeks prior to audition date
800-962-4647
wccadmissions@rider.edu

Wheaton College-Conservatory • Wheaton, Ill.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Oct. 27, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Jan. 14, Feb. 18
Application deadline: Jan. 10
Repertoire: two works of contrasting periods and styles (one fast and articulate; the other slow and lyrical); memorization encouraged
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn with introduction; sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: organ and piano repertoire list
630-752-5097
music@wheaton.edu

William Jewell College • Liberty, Mo.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 12, Feb. 4, 25, April 1, 7
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: two pieces in contrasting styles (one Bach work recommended)
Additional skill demonstration: one verse of a hymn; major scales; sight-reading
816-415-7533
riglera@william.jewell.edu

Wittenberg University • Springfield, Ohio
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: July 25
Repertoire: one Bach work; one Romantic work; one Contemporary work
Additional skill demonstration: hymn-playing
937-327-7352
tfaber@wittenberg.edu

Yale Institute of Sacred Music • New Haven, Conn.
Degree(s): M, D, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: Yes
Audition dates: Feb. 23–26
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: Recorded: one major Bach work; one Romantic work; one contemporary work. Live audition: works from the same three categories. Applicants strongly encouraged, though not required, to perform different works than those on recording.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; other skills
203-432-9753
ism.admissions@yale.edu