Organ Auditions Guide 2018-2019

This is for auditions taking place during the 2018–2019 academic year.

All information is current as of press time and subject to change. Contact schools for up-to-date information.

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

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY • Tempe, Ariz.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: see Music.asu.edu
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: B: one prelude and fugue from Eight Little Preludes and Fugues (formerly attr. Bach); two chorale preludes from Orgelbüchlein; one romantic or modern work. M/D: a 15–20 minute audition program for the Fritts organ including some pre-Bach; one work by Bach; a later work that can be played effectively without a swell box.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading, possible score analysis
480-965-5069
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BALL STATE UNIVERSITY • Muncie, Ind.
Degree(s): B, M, D, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: B: Jan. 25, Feb. 10, 18; M/D/AD: by appointment
Application deadline: B: Jan. 1; M/D/AD: Feb. 15
Repertoire: B: one Baroque work, one contrasting 19th- or 20th-century work. M/D/AD: approximately 30 minutes including one major Bach work, one 19th-century work, and one 20th-century work.
Additional skill demonstration: hymn sight-reading; hymn-playing
765-285-5400
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY • Waco, Tex.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Mar. 1, 2
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: see Baylor.edu/music/index.php?id=859314
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list; resume
254-710-6509
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BOSTON UNIVERSITY–SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Boston, Mass.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: recorded audition: Feb. 1, 8
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: see website
Additional skill demonstration: see website
Additional materials required at audition: see website
617-358-3341
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BOSTON UNIVERSITY–SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY • Boston, Mass.
Degree(s): M.S.M.
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: recorded audition: Dec. 1; live audition: Feb.
Application deadline: Jan. 1
Repertoire: one major Baroque work; one major Romantic work; one contemporary work.
Additional skill demonstration: keyboard skills
617-358-1858
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BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY–IDAHO • Rexburg, Idaho
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 24, 25; 26 (in Salt Lake City) or by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one Bach work; one work from another period. 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.
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn; at the piano, one major and one minor scale in parallel motion (four octaves) and contrary motion (two octaves); one major and one minor arpeggio (four octaves).
208-496-4964
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CAPITAL UNIVERSITY • Columbus, Ohio
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 3, Jan. 19, Feb. 18
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: minimum of two works (three preferred) of contrasting styles or periods; Prelude in g or Prelude in F from Eight Little Preludes and Fugues (formerly attr. Bach) or equivalent. Piano applicants may play a Bach two-part invention or comparable work.
Additional skill demonstration: hymn sight-reading and/or simple piece based on current level
614-236-6736
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CARSON-NEWMAN UNIVERSITY • Jefferson City, Tenn.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 26
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: two works including one prelude and fugue from Eight Little Preludes and Fugues (formerly attr. Bach) and one contrasting work.
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn
Additional materials required at audition: performance resume
865-471-2057
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THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA • Washington, D.C.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: Jan. 28; by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: recorded: one Bach prelude and fugue; one 19th- or early 20th-century work; one post-1930 work. Live: the same categories, but at least one work should be different from the recorded works.
Additional skill demonstration: choral conducting; sight-reading; hymn transposition; hymn harmonization; open score-reading; dictation (four parts); sight-singing
202-319-5414
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CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY • Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 18, Feb. 8, 9, 23, Mar. 15
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: B: one Baroque work (a prelude and fugue or chorale prelude); one 19th- or 20th-century work; memorization encouraged. Applicants with a strong piano background who wish to major in organ may prepare one Bach work or a Classical work; one Romantic, Impressionist, 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 prepared hymn
989-774-3281
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CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF MUSIC • Cleveland, Ohio
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: see website
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: one Bach work; one 19th-century work; one 20th- or 21st-century work.
Additional skill demonstration: hymn-playing; sight-reading
216-795-3107
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COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY • Fort Collins, Colo.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 1, Feb. 16, 18, 23
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: see website
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn; sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
970-491-2675
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CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY • Seward, Nebr.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: recorded: Oct. 15; live: Dec. 3
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: two works in contrasting styles
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn; aural skills and music theory exams
Additional materials required at audition: one letter of recommendation
402-643-7282
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CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO • River Forest, Ill.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 10, Feb. 9, 16, 18
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one Bach work; one 19th- or 20th-century work
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn; music fundamentals examination
701-209-3069
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DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY–MARY PAPPERT SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Degree(s): B, M, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 7, Jan. 18, Feb. 1, 15, Mar. 1; recorded accepted
Application deadline: May 1
Repertoire: B: one Bach fugue; one additional work in contrasting style
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; hymn-playing; major and minor scales and arpeggios
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
412-396-5064
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EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY • Greenville, N.C.
Degree(s): B, M, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 1, Jan. 19, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, Mar. 16
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one Baroque work (preferably Bach); one Romantic work; one contemporary work (post-1950)
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
252-328-1261
scanlona@ecu.edu
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THE EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Rochester, N.Y.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: see website
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: B: one Baroque work; two works by Romantic or contemporary composers, one primarily lyrical, and one primarily virtuosic. M: not more than 30 minutes, including one Bach work, and other works of contrasting styles and periods, including at least one lyrical and one virtuosic selection; memorization encouraged. D: not more than 30 minutes, including one work of Bach; memorization encouraged.
Additional materials: audition repertoire form; repertoire list
585-274-1450
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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY • Tallahassee, Fla.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 27, Feb. 10, 24
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: B: three contrasting works; piano audition allowed. M/D: three works of contrasting styles and tempos, including one major Bach work. Recorded acceptable.
850-644-6509
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FURMAN UNIVERSITY • Greenville, S.C.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Jan., Feb.
Application deadline: Nov. 1
Repertoire: two contrasting works; one piano work
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; aural exam; written and aural theory exam
864-294-2086
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GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE • St. Peter, Minn.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 4
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: two contrasting works
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn with introduction, standard harmonization, and alternate harmonization
507-933-7447
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HILLSDALE COLLEGE • Hillsdale, Mich.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one pre-1750 work; one work in contrasting style
Additional skill demonstration: hymn-playing
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
517-607-2366
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HOPE COLLEGE • Holland, Mich.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 16, Jan. 14, Feb. 15, 16
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: 10–15 minutes including two works of contrasting styles
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading (3 staves); aural exam
616-395-7650
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HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY • Houston, Tex.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 29, Apr. 26
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: two works in contrasting styles from the standard repertoire; piano audition allowed
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn; sight-reading
281-649-3272
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INDIANA UNIVERSITY–JACOBS SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Bloomington, Ind.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 11, 12, Feb. 1, 2, Mar. 1, 2
Application deadline: Nov. 1
Repertoire: maximum 30 minutes with contrasting works 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/AD: figured bass; transposition; modulation
812-855-7998
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INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA • Indiana, Pa.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: see iup.edu/music/undergrad/audition
Application deadline: May 31
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); piano proficiency exam
724-357-2390, ext. 2563
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IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY • Ames, Iowa
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb.
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one Baroque work, one 19th-century work, one 20th- or 21st-century work; if no previous organ study, similar representative harpsichord and/or piano literature.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; hymn-playing
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
352-388-3848
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ITHACA COLLEGE • Ithaca, N.Y.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 8, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: B: three works from contrasting periods; M: one major Bach work; one Romantic work; one 20th-or 20th-century work.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading two hymns
Additional materials required at audition: personal statements—see website
607-274-3366
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THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL • New York, N.Y.
Degree(s): B, M, D, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Mar.
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: one Bach prelude and fugue; one 19th-century work; one 20th- or 21st-century work.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading
212-799-5000
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KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY • Manhattan, Kans.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: two contrasting works from different periods that demonstrate technical and lyrical playing abilities
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
785-370-6110
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LUTHER COLLEGE • Decorah, Iowa
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 10, 29, Feb. 9, 23, Mar. 1, by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: two contrasting works (one Baroque, preferably Bach)
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
563-387-1426
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MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC • New York, N.Y.
Degree(s): M, D, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Mar. 8
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: one major Bach work; one major Romantic work; one major post-1930 work.
212.749.2802
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MCGILL UNIVERSITY–SCHULICH SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Montreal, Que.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb., Mar.
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: see Mcgill.ca/music
Additional skill demonstration: see Mcgill.ca/music
Additional materials required at audition: Mcgill.ca/music
514-398-4991
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MERCER UNIVERSITY–TOWNSEND SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Macon, Ga.
Degree(s): B, M, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Oct. 20, Dec. 1, Feb. 23, Mar. 16, by appointment
Application deadline: Feb. 25
Repertoire: B: two or three pieces from contrasting periods. MM: three pieces from contrasting periods. AD: 30 minutes of works from contrasting periods.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
478-301-2750
mitchener_je@mercer.edu

MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE • Clinton, Miss.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 1, Feb. 9, Apr. 6
Application deadline: Apr. 16
Repertoire: one 1600–1750 work; one 1751–1900 work; one 1901–2018 work
Additional skill demonstration: one hymn
601-925-3400
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MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY • Springfield, Mo.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 1, 15, Mar. 1, 2, by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: two contrasting works for organ, preferably including one Bach work; students may also audition on piano by playing a Baroque work and a work from a later period.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading
417-836-3028
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NAZARETH COLLEGE • Rochester, N.Y.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Oct. 26, Nov. 16, Dec. 7, Jan. 21, 25, Feb. 18, 22, Mar. 22, Apr. 12
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one Baroque work; one virtuosic Romantic or contemporary work; one lyrical Romantic or contemporary work
Additional skill demonstration: scales/arpeggios (two octaves); sight-reading; theory exam
585-389-2700
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NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY • DeKalb, Ill.
Degree(s): B, M, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: B: one polyphonic work in three voices (e.g. a Rheinberger trio, a three-voice chorale setting of Dupré); a work of the applicant’s choice of comparable difficulty of the Eight Little Preludes and Fugues (formerly attr. Bach). M/PC: one major Bach prelude and fugue; one movement from a Bach trio sonata; two contrasting movements from the 19th- or 20th-century French repertoire
Additional skill demonstration: B: hymn sight-reading with soprano, alto, and tenor on one manual, bass in pedal; hymn sight-reading with soprano on one manual (right hand), alto and tenor on a second manual (left hand), bass in pedal; a few short pedal exercises selected by student; M/PC: sight-reading a trio of moderate difficulty
815-753-1546
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OBERLIN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC • Oberlin, Ohio
Degree(s): B, M, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: B/M: Feb. 1, 2, 15, 16; AD: by appointment
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: B: three or four contrasting pieces from the standard organ literature, including one Bach work. Applicants with a strong piano background may 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
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OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY • Oklahoma City, Okla.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: B: one Baroque work; one Romantic or contemporary work; M: 30-minutes including one major Baroque work; two additional Romantic or later works in differing styles.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; one prepared hymn
405-208-5650
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PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY • Tacoma, Wash.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 22, 23, 24
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: two contrasting works from different periods and styles
253-535-7255
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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 styles and periods.
Additional skill demonstration: hymn sight-reading
667-208-6600
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PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY • Pittsburg, Kans.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 15; by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: at least two contrasting works
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
620-235-4467
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RICE UNIVERSITY–THE SHEPHERD SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Houston, Tex.
Degree(s): B, M, D, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: Jan. 28, 29; Feb. 11, 12
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: see website
Additional skill demonstration: refer to degree specific audition requirements.
Additional materials required at audition: refer to degree specific audition requirements.
713-348-4854
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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY • New Brunswick, N.J.
Degree(s): B, M, D, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 9, 16, by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: B: one Bach work; one movement from a 19th-century work; one post-1900 work; M: one North German or French Classical work; one major Bach prelude and fugue; one major 19th-century work; one post-1960 work. D/AD: one North German or French Classical work; one chorale-based trio from Great Eighteen Chorales or Clavier-Übung III, or one movement from one of the six Bach 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
Additional materials required at audition: organ and piano repertoire list
848-932-5241
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ST. ANSELM COLLEGE • Manchester, N.H.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one Baroque work; one Romantic or contemporary work; piano auditions allowed.
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn; sight-reading; major and minor scales
603-641-7277
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ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE OF ST. BENEDICT • Collegeville, Minn./St. Joseph, Minn.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Mar. 14, 15, by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one Bach work; one Romantic work; one 20th- or 21st-century work; no longer than 30 minutes.
Additional skill demonstration: prepared hymn; hymn and simple refrain sight-reading; sight-singing; singing of prepared hymn or work
320-363-3371
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SALEM COLLEGE • Winston-Salem, N.C.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: BA: two or more movements of a Bach free work (toccata/prelude/fantasia and fugue, trio sonata, concerto); one contrasting 19th-, 20th-, or 21st-century work. BM: two or more movements of a Bach free work (toccata/prelude/fantasia and fugue, trio sonata, concerto); one movement or complete Romantic work; one movement or complete 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: B: two stanzas of a prepared hymn. M: one prepared hymn
336-721-2798
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SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY–MEADOWS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS • Dallas, Tex.
Degree(s): B, M, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 1, Jan. 26, Feb. 9
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one Baroque work; one major Bach work; one Romantic work; one contemporary work.
Additional skill demonstration: service-playing
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
972-750-1443
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STETSON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC • DeLand, Fla.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 26, Feb. 9, 16, 23
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: works comparable to the Eight Little Preludes and Fugues (formerly attr. to Bach), chorale preludes from Bach’s Orgelbüchlein, Brahms’s Chorale Preludes, or works of comparable difficulty. Piano audition optional: Bach two-part inventions, Beethoven or Mozart sonatas, or works of comparable difficulty.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; aural skills; theory exam
Additional materials required at audition: resume
386-822-8975
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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY–THE SETNOR SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Syracuse, N.Y.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 1, 2
Application deadline: Jan. 1
Repertoire: one Baroque work; one Romantic work; one post-1900 work, contrasting in style to the other two works.
Additional skill demonstration: one hymn; sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list; resume
315-443-2769
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TRINITY UNIVERSITY • San Antonio, Tex.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Sep. 22, Nov. 10, Jan. 26, Mar. 2, by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one Bach work; one additional contrasting work
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn; hymn sight-reading; additional sight-reading possible at piano; possible keyboard facility at piano
Additional materials required at audition: organ and piano repertoire list
210-999-8249
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UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA • Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: B: Jan. 26, Feb. 16, Mar. 2; M/D: Jan. 26, Feb. 17, Mar. 3
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one major Bach work; one French or German Romantic work; one 20th- or 21st-century work.
Additional skill demonstration: B/M/D: sight-reading; hymn-playing; major and minor scales; M/D: theory exam
Additional materials required at audition: M/D: written essay on a music history topic of your choice
205-348-3329
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA–LOS ANGELES • Los Angeles, Calif.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb.
Application deadline: Nov. 30
Repertoire: see website
Additional skill demonstration: hymn-playing; sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list, curriculum vitae
310-825-6457
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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI COLLEGE-CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC • Cincinnati, Ohio
Degree(s): B, M, D, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 19, 26
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: B: two contrasting works from the standard organ literature. Applicants with a strong piano background may prepare a piano work from the standard repertoire as one of the two works. M/D/AD: three contrasting works including one 17th- or 18th-century work and two 19th-, 20th-, or 21st-century works.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading
513-556-9479
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UNIVERSITY OF DENVER–LAMONT SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Denver, Colo.
Degree(s): B, M, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: AD: yes
Audition dates: Feb. 2, 9, 16
Application deadline: AD: Dec. 15; B, M, PC: Jan. 15
Repertoire: B: 15–20 minutes, including a Bach work and a Romantic or contemporary work. M/PC: 15–20 minutes, including one major Bach work; one Romantic work; one contemporary work. AD: pre-screening audition video. Live audition: closed mini-recital and interview, 30 to 35 minutes.
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
303-871-6973
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA • Gainesville, Fla.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 19, 26, 27
Application deadline: Nov. 1
Repertoire: B: one pre-1800 work; one post-1800 work; one 20th-century or contemporary work.
352-273-3181
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON • Houston, Tex.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: graduate: Nov. 3, Feb. 2, 3, Mar. 2, 3, by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: B: one Baroque work; two contrasting (one lyrical and one virtuosic) Romantic and/or contemporary works; memorization encouraged; piano auditions allowed. M/D: 30 minutes including at least three contrasting periods and styles; memorization encouraged. P/C: video recording for preliminary evaluation required; fully memorized 60 minutes including at least three contrasting periods and styles.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; conducting, hymn-playing
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list; curriculum vitae
713-743-7316
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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA • Iowa City, Iowa
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 15
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: see website
319-335-1630
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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
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UNIVERSITY OF LYNCHBURG • Lynchburg, Va.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: call
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one prelude and fugue from Eight Little Preludes and Fugues (formerly attr. Bach) or a work of comparable difficulty; pianists may audition by playing one of the two-part Bach inventions or a work of comparable difficulty.
434-544-8344
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN • Ann Arbor, Mich.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 1, 8
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: see Smtd.umich.edu/admissions
Additional materials required at audition: curriculum vitae; repertoire list
734-764-1591
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University of Minnesota • Minneapolis, Minn.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: B, for spring admission: Dec. 1; B/M/D: Jan. 26, Feb. 2
Application deadline: Dec. 3
Repertoire: B: three works of contrasting styles, including one Bach work; memorization recommended. M: 30 minutes of contrasting styles including one Bach work and one Romantic work; memorization recommended. D: 45 minutes of contrasting styles including one Bach work and 17th-, 19th-, and 20th-century works; 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
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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: by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: High School: two or more movements of a Bach free work; one contrasting 19th-, 20th-, or 21st-century work. B: one Bach free 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: one prepared hymn
336-770-3254
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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS • Denton, Tex.
Degree(s): B, M, D, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 30, Feb. 5, 27
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: 30 minutes including hymn-playing and sight-reading below plus one Bach work; one lyrical work and one virtuosic work from the 19th, 20th, or 21st centuries
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; hymn-playing
Additional materials required at audition: organ and piano repertoire list
940-565-4094
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UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME • Notre Dame, Ind.
Degree(s): M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: Feb. 10, 11
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: see website
Additional skill demonstration: basic musicianship; sight-reading; other skills
574-631-1300
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UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA–AMERICAN ORGAN INSTITUTE • Norman, Okla.
Degree(s): B, M, D, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 1, Mar. 1
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: B: two or three works in contrasting styles choosing from: a Bach movement; a 19th-century French or German movement; a 20th-century work. M/D/AD: 30 minutes of Baroque, Romantic, and contemporary works.
Additional skill demonstration: B: hymn sight-reading; anthem accompaniment sight-reading; M/D/AD: sight-reading, figured bass, transposition, harmonization
405-325-7829
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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DANCE • Eugene, Oreg.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: three pieces of contrasting styles, nationality, and eras
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading
541-346-3791
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UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS • Redlands, Calif.
Degree(s): B, M, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 16
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: B: two contrasting works; M/AD: 3 complete solo works including a major work or concerto.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; scales
909-748-8014
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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO • Toronto, Ont.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: Feb., Mar.
Application deadline: Nov. 30
Repertoire: B/AD: one major pre-Bach work; one major Bach work; one 20th- or 21st-century work; one contrasting work if program is under 20 minutes. M/PC: minimum 45 minutes including: one major Bach work (excluding BWV 553–560); either trio fast/slow from BWV 525–530 or one fast movement from BWV 525–530 plus one prelude from BWV 651–668 or 645–650; one major Romantic work; one major 20th- or 21st-century work; D: pre-audition video: 20–30 minutes total, including three contrasting works, taken from live repertoire; live: 60 minutes minimum emphasizing applicant’s intended area of academic research and demonstrating contrasting styles, composers, tempi, and registrations.
Additional skill demonstration: B/AD: sight-reading; interval and chord-quality identification
Additional materials required at audition: one copy of repertoire performed for jurors
416-978-2079
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UNIVERSITY OF UTAH • Salt Lake City, Utah
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
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
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VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY • Valparaiso, Ind.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: Nov. 12; Feb. 8, 9, 16, 18
Application deadline: Jan. 25
Repertoire: two works in contrasting styles (a Bach work recommended)
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn with two stanzas; hymn sight-reading; theory exam
219-464-5454
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WARTBURG COLLEGE • Waverly, Iowa
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 10, Jan. 19, Feb. 8, 16
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: two contrasting works
319-352-8275
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WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY • West Chester, Pa.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Tuesdays in Nov., Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr.
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: B: one Bach prelude and fugue; one 19th-century work; one 20th- or 21st-century work.
Additional skill demonstration: hymn-playing; scales; arpeggios; sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list; organ-related employment; school/church accompanying experience
610-738-0452
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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: Apr. 1
Repertoire: B: www.rider.edu/ugauditions. M: www.rider.edu/gradauditions
Additional skill demonstration: B: sight-reading one hymn. M: one prepared hymn with three stanzas; one prepared anthem accompaniment, provided at least six weeks prior to audition date
800-962-4647
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WHEATON COLLEGE-CONSERVATORY • Wheaton, Ill.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 8, Jan. 19, Feb. 2, 16
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; sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: organ and piano repertoire list
630-752-5097
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WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY • Wichita, Kans.
Degree(s): B, M, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 17, Feb. 2, Apr. 6
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one 18th-century work (polyphonic or chorale prelude); one 19th-century work; one 20th-century work
Additional skill demonstration: B: hymn sight-reading; short polyphony sight-reading; knowledge of scales
316-978-6218
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YALE INSTITUTE OF SACRED MUSIC • New Haven, Conn.
Degree(s): M, D, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: Feb. 20, 21
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: Recorded: one major Bach work; one Romantic work; one contemporary work. Live: works from the same three categories. Applicants strongly encouraged, though not required, to perform different works from those recorded.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; other skills
203-432-9681
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