Organ Auditions Guide

ORGAN AUDITIONS GUIDE
for auditions taking place during the 2020–2021 academic year

All information is current as of press time and subject to change. Contact schools for up-to-date information. While every effort was made to include as many schools as possible, inclusion in the guide is voluntary.

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

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY–HAYES SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Boone, N.C.
Degree(s): B, M, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 16, 30, Feb. 13, 27
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: B: one pre-1800 work; one 20th- or 21st-century work; one contrasting work; M/PC: three contrasting works.
Additional skill demonstration: one hymn
828-262-3020
belljr@appstate.edu
Music.appstate.edu

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY • Tempe, Ariz.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: B: one prelude and fugue from Eight Little Preludes and Fugues (formerly attr. Bach) or a comparable Baroque work; two chorale preludes from Orgelbüchlein; one romantic or modern work suitable for the Fritts organ. M/D: one pre-Bach work; one major Bach work; one Romantic or modern work suitable for the Fritts organ.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading
602-909-2810
kimberly.marshall@asu.edu
Music.asu.edu/admissions

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY • Muncie, Ind.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan.–Mar.
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one Bach work (one prelude and fugue from Eight Little Preludes and Fugues (formerly attr. Bach) acceptable; one contrasting lyrical work (including a hymn setting)
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; keyboard harmony
Examinations: theory placement; piano placement
765-285-5400
scprice@bsu.edu
Bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/music

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY • Waco, Tex.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: video auditions
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: see Baylor.edu/music/index.php?id=956290
254-710-6509
isabelle_demers@baylor.edu
Baylor.edu/music

BOSTON UNIVERSITY–SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Boston, Mass.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: Jan.–Feb.
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: see Bu.edu/cfa/admissions/school-of-music/audition-information/organ/
617-353-3341
cfamusic@bu.edu
Bu.edu/cfa/music

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY • Provo, Utah
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 30
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: For those with organ background: one Bach work (prelude and fugue or chorale prelude); one 19th- or 20th-century work; for those with piano background: one Bach work; one Classical, Romantic, or 20th-century work.
Additional skill demonstration: For those with organ background: one hymn; For those with piano background: one major and one minor scale, four octaves in parallel motion and contrary motion in two octaves; one major, one minor, and one dominant-seventh or diminished-seventh arpeggio, four octaves.
Examinations: aural skills, Aliferis
801.422.3260
doncook@byu.edu
Music.byu.edu/undergrad-admissions

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY–IDAHO • Rexburg, Idaho
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one Bach work; one 19th- or 20th-century work from the standard repertoire. Piano students may prepare one keyboard work of Bach and one significant work from another period on the piano.
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn with introduction and two verses with contrasting registration; at the piano, one major and one minor scale in parallel motion (four octaves) and contrary motion (two octaves) in sixteenth notes; quarter note = 92.
208-496-4964
kerrd@byui.edu
Byui.edu/music

CAPITAL UNIVERSITY • Columbus, Ohio
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: TBA
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: minimum of two contrasting works (three preferred); Prelude in g or Prelude in F from Eight Little Preludes and Fugues (formerly attr. Bach) or equivalent. Piano applicants should play a Bach two-part invention or comparable work.
Additional skill demonstration: hymn sight-reading
614-236-6736
cbaker@capital.edu
Capital.edu

THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA • Washington, D.C.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: Feb. 3
Application deadline: rolling admissions through May 31
Repertoire: recorded: one Bach prelude and fugue; one major 19th- or early 20th-century work; one post-1930 work
Additional skill demonstration: hymn-playing; conducting; hymn transposition; open score-reading
Examinations: organ and sacred music; music history; music theory; melodic and harmonic dictation
202-319-5414
magenheimer@cua.edu
Music.catholic.edu

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
216-791-5000
admission@cim.edu
Cim.edu

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY • Fort Collins, Colo.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 5, Jan. 23, Feb. 15, 20
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: B: one German Baroque work; one contrasting Romantic or contemporary work; M: One pre-1750 work (not Bach); one major Bach work; one Baroque chorale prelude; one major Romantic work; one lyric post-1800 work; one major Post-Romantic or contemporary work.
Additional skill demonstration: B: hymn sight-reading
Examinations: music theory
970-491-5529
smtd@colostate.edu
Music.colostate.edu

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO • River Forest, Ill.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 14, Feb. 13, 15, 20
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one pre-1750 contrapuntal work; one contrasting Romantic, 20th- or 21st-century work; piano auditions permitted.
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn with or without introduction, with two stanzas
Additional materials required at audition: recommendation of current teacher
Examinations: music fundamentals
708-209-3069
steven.wente@cuchicago.edu
Cuchicago.edu

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY • Greenville, N.C.
Degree(s): B, M, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 5, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, 20, Mar. 20
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one Baroque work (preferably Bach); one Romantic work; one post-1950 work
Additional skill demonstration: hymn-playing; sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
Examinations: music theory placement; music history placement
252-328-1261
scanlona@ecu.edu
Music.ecu.edu

THE EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Rochester, N.Y.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: see Esm.rochester.edu/admissions
585-274-1060
admissions@esm.rochester.edu
Esm.rochester.edu

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY • Tallahassee, Fla.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 29, Feb. 12, 26, by appointment or recording
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: B: three contrasting works; piano audition allowed, which must include a prelude and fugue or other major Bach work. M/D: three contrasting works including one major Bach work.
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
850-644-6102
musicadmissions@fsu.edu
Music.fsu.edu

GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE • St. Peter, Minn.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: two contrasting works
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn with introduction, standard harmonization, and alternate harmonization
507-933-7447
cwinterf@gustavus.edu
Gustavus.edu

HILLSDALE COLLEGE • Hillsdale, Mich.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: Apr. 1
Repertoire: one Bach work; one contrasting work
Additional skill demonstration: hymn sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
517-607-2287
sjones@hillsdale.edu
Hillsdale.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/scholarships/music-scholarships/

HOPE COLLEGE • Holland, Mich.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 18, Feb. 12, 13
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: 10 minutes including one Bach work and one post-1850 work; memorization encouraged.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading
Examinations: aural skills
616-395-7650
lewis@hope.edu
Hope.edu/academics/music

HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY • Houston, Tex.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: see hbu.edu/musicauditions
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: two standard works in contrasting styles; memorization not required; piano audition allowed.
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn; sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
Examinations: piano placement; theory placement
281-649-3272
rfurr@hbu.edu
Hbu.edu/music

INDIANA UNIVERSITY–JACOBS SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Bloomington, Ind.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: video auditions through Mar. 1
Application deadline: rolling auditions
Repertoire: B: maximum 25 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. M/D/PC/AD: maximum 23 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: five minutes of keyboard skills; sight-reading. M/D/PC/AD: seven minutes of keyboard skills; sight-reading; transposition; modulation; figured bass realization
812-855-7988
musicadm@indiana.edu
Music.indiana.edu/admissions

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: Mar. 31
Repertoire: two works, including one Baroque work, 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)
Examinations: piano proficiency
724-357-2390, ext. 2563
orgel@iup.edu
Iup.edu/music

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY • Ames, Iowa
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. and by appointment
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
352-214-8521
minerva@iastate.edu
Music.iastate.edu

THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL • New York, N.Y.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Mar. 2, 3
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: one Bach prelude and fugue or trio sonata; one Romantic work; one 20th- or 21st-century work.
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
212-799-5000
admissions@juilliard.edu
Juilliard.edu

LUTHER COLLEGE • Decorah, Iowa
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one Baroque work; one contrasting Romantic or contemporary work
Additional skill demonstration: hymn with introduction and multiple stanzas; sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list; recommendation from current teacher
563-387-1205
petegr01@luther.edu
Luther.edu

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC • New York, N.Y.
Degree(s): M, D, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 26
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: M/PC: one major Baroque work; one major Romantic work; one major post-1930 work. D: solo recital program representing at least three contrasting style periods, including a work composed after 1930.
Examinations: music history; music theory
212.749.2802
admissions@msmnyc.org
Msmnyc.edu

MERCER UNIVERSITY–TOWNSEND SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Macon, Ga.
Degree(s): B, M, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: three contrasting works (preferably one major Baroque work; one Romantic work, one 20th- or 21st-century work).
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn; hymn sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
Examinations: B/M/AD: music theory; M/AD: music history
478-301-2750
mitchener_je@mercer.edu
Music.mercer.edu

MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE • Clinton, Miss.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: TBA
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: three works of varying styles
Additional skill demonstration: one hymn
601-925-3977
knupp@mc.edu
Music.mc.edu

NAZARETH COLLEGE • Rochester, N.Y.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: online submission
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one Baroque work; one virtuosic Romantic or contemporary work; one lyrical Romantic or contemporary work
Additional skill demonstration: scales; sight-reading
Examinations: music theory
585-389-2700
music@naz.edu
Naz.edu/dept/music

OBERLIN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC • Oberlin, Ohio
Degree(s): B, M, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: TBA
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: B: three or four standard contrasting works, including one Bach work. 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 three years
440-775-8328
conservatory.admissions@oberlin.edu
Oberlin.edu/con

OHIO UNIVERSITY • Athens, Ohio
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 5, Jan. 23, Feb. 13, 15, 20
Repertoire: one Baroque work; contrasting work(s) by other composer(s)
Additional skill demonstration: scales; sight-reading
740-274-0093
barte@ohio.edu
Ohio.edu/fine-arts/barte

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
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
405-208-5650
mmplamann@okcu.edu
Okcu.edu/music/academics/degree-programs

PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY • Tacoma, Wash.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 26–28
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: two contrasting works from different periods
253-535-7255
paul.tegels@plu.edu
Plu.edu/organ

THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY OF THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY • Baltimore, Md.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: video submissions
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: B: no more than 20 minutes including one Bach work (excluding Eight Little Preludes and Fugues (formerly attr. Bach)); two contrasting works. M/D: no more than 30 minutes including one major Bach work; two contrasting works. AD: 60-minute recital representing at least three stylistic periods and including at least two major works.
Additional materials required remotely: M/D: aural training placement; D: musicology; music theory
667-208-6600
admissions@peabody.jhu.edu
Peabody.jhu.edu

PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY • Misenheimer, N.C.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one major Bach work (one prelude and fugue from Eight Little Preludes and Fugues (formerly attr. Bach)) acceptable; one contrasting work
Additional skill demonstration: hymn-playing, sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: application to music program (separate from University application)
Examinations: theory placement
704-463-3142
elizabeth.harrison@pfeiffer.edu
Pfeiffer.edu

PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY • Pittsburg, Kans.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: 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
smarchant@pittstate.edu
Pittstate.edu/music

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY • New Brunswick, N.J.
Degree(s): B, M, D, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. 6, 20, 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
Examinations: M/D: written
732-932-3848
rl594@mgsa.rutgers.edu
Masongross.rutgers.edu/admissions

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 work; one contemporary work
Additional skill demonstration: two hymns or two pieces of liturgical/ritual service music
Additional materials required at audition: three letters of recommendation
603-641-7277
ebermani@anselm.edu
Anselm.edu

ST. OLAF COLLEGE • Northfield, Minn.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: TBA March 2021
Application deadline: Dec. 15
Repertoire: one Bach prelude and fugue; one contrasting work
Additional skill demonstration: one hymn; sight-reading
Exams: aural skills
507-786-3983
rodland@stolaf.edu
Stolaf.edu

SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY • Shepherdstown, W.V.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 7 (video), Jan. 30, Feb. 27
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: two works in contrasting styles
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: see Shepherd.edu/music
Examinations: music theory placement; piano placement
304.876.5555
music@shepherd.edu
Shepherd.edu/music

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY–MEADOWS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS • Dallas, Tex.
Degree(s): B, M, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Nov. 14, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 20, 27
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: three contrasting works of medium difficulty
Additional skill demonstration: hymn-playing
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
972-768-2941
sengels@smu.edu
Smu.edu/meadows/areasofstudy/music/departments/organ

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY–THE SETNOR SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Syracuse, N.Y.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13
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: hymn-playing; sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list; resume
Examinations: music theory; aural skills
315-443-2769
alaver@syr.edu
Vpa.syr.edu/academics/music

TRINITY UNIVERSITY • San Antonio, Tex.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Sep. 12, Nov. 14, Jan. 23, by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one Bach work; one additional contrasting work
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn; hymn sight-reading; additional keyboard skills
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
210-999-8249
dheller@trinity.edu
Trinity.edu/academics/departments/music

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA–LOS ANGELES • Los Angeles, Calif.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan., Feb.
Application deadline: Nov. 30
Repertoire: B: see website; M/D: on major Bach prelude and fugue; one 17th-century French, German, or Italian work; one 19th-century French work; one major 20th- or 21st-century work
Additional skill demonstration: B: see website; M/D: sight-reading one four-part Bach chorale in open score and one or more compositions on the level of Andante from Sonata No. 3 in A by Mendelssohn, or the keyboard reduction of the accompaniment to a chorus from Haydn’s The Creation.
Examinations: D: writing
310.825.4761
cbull@ucla.edu
Schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/apply

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER–LAMONT SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Denver, Colo.
Degree(s): B, M, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: recording video auditions with live Zoom interviews Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: B: 20 minutes including one Baroque work; one Romantic work; one 20th-or 21st-century work. M/PC: 30 minutes including one pre-1750 work (not Bach); major Bach work; one Romantic work; one 20th-or 21st-century work. AD: pre-screening audition video; recital and interview, 30–35 minutes.
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
303-871-6973
musicadmission@du.edu
Liberalarts.du.edu/lamont

UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE • Dubuque, Iowa
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: through Feb. 12
Repertoire: one Bach work; one contrasting work; piano audition allowed.
Additional skill demonstration: hymn-playing
563-589-3564
cbarland@dbq.edu
Dbq.edu/academics/officeofacademicaffairs/academicdepartments/fineperformingarts

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA • Gainesville, Fla.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 23, 30, 31
Application deadline: Nov. 1
Repertoire: B: one pre-1800 work; one post-1800 work; one 20th-century or contemporary work; M: three works in contrasting styles
352-273-3181
lrellis@ufl.edu
Arts.ufl.edu/sites/organ-studio/welcome/

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA • Iowa City, Iowa
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: TBA
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: see website
319-335-1630
gregory-hand@uiowa.edu
Music.uiowa.edu/future-students

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN • Ann Arbor, Mich.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: virtual
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: see Smtd.umich.edu/apply
Additional materials required at audition: curriculum vitae; repertoire list
734-763-7558
jkibbie@umich.edu
Smtd.umich.edu

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Minneapolis, Minn.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Recorded auditions only—see music.umn.edu for complete information
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: B: three contrasting works, including one Bach work; memorization recommended. M: 30 minutes of contrasting styles including one Bach work and one 19th- or 20th-century work. D: 45 minutes of contrasting styles including one Bach work and 17th-, 19th-, and 20th-century works.
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
Cla.umn.edu/music

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME • Notre Dame, Ind.
Degree(s): M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: Feb. 14, 15
Application deadline: Dec. 15
Repertoire: M: one major Bach work; two contrasting works. D: one major Bach work; two contrasting masters-level works
Additional skill demonstration: basic musicianship; sight-singing; aural skills; rhythm; sight-reading
574-631-1300
sacredmusic@nd.edu
Sacredmusic.nd.edu

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DANCE • Eugene, Oreg.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC
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: sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: repertoire list
541-346-3791
bbaird@uoregon.edu
Music.uoregon.edu/areas-study

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA–THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC • Los Angeles, Calif.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: Jan. 23, 24, Feb. 6, 7, 13, 14
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: pre-audition recording: two contrasting standard works; in-person: three or more contrasting standard works
Additional skill demonstration: hymn-playing
Examinations: D: written
626-441-6814
laddthom@usc.edu
Usc.edu/music

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE–KNOXVILLE • Knoxville, Tenn.
Degree(s): B, M, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Feb. or by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: B: one prelude and fugue from Eight Little Preludes and Fugues (formerly attr. Bach) or another Baroque work of similar or advanced difficulty; two contrasting works including a 20th-century work. M/AD: one free Bach work or one or more movements from a trio sonata; one contrasting Romantic work; one 20th- or 21st-century work.
Additional skill demonstration: hymn sight-reading; one prepared hymn with introduction and two stanzas
Additional materials required at audition: list of repertoire studied and performed in recital
317-440-5795
ejohns76@utk.edu
Music.utk.edu

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS—SAN ANTONIO • San Antonio, Tex.
Degree(s): B, M, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Jan. 30, Feb. 20, Mar. 6, May 1
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: three works in contrasting styles from contrasting periods
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; hymn-playing
Examinations: M: music theory; aural skills; music history
801-735-9874
andrew.lloyd@utsa.edu
Sandrewlloyd.com/utsaorgan

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO • Toronto, Ont.
Degree(s): B, M, D, PC, AD
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: late Feb.
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: B: one pre-Bach work; one Bach work; one 20th- or 21st-century work; one contrasting work if program is under 20 minutes. M: 45–60 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 including three contrasting works; live: 60 minutes minimum demonstrating contrasting styles, composers, tempi, and registrations.
Additional skill demonstration: B: sight-reading; interval and chord-quality identification
Additional materials required at audition: one copy of repertoire performed for jurors
416-978-2079
kevin.komisaruk@utoronto.ca
Music.utoronto.ca

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
kenneth.udy@utah.edu
Music.utah.edu

VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY • Valparaiso, Ind.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: Nov. 14, Feb. 5, 6, 13, 15
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: two to three works in contrasting styles
Additional skill demonstration: one prepared hymn; sight-reading
Additional materials required at audition: letter of recommendation
219-464-5454
music@valpo.edu
Valpo.edu/music

WESTMINSTER CHOIR COLLEGE OF RIDER UNIVERSITY • Lawrenceville, N.J.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 5, Jan. 23, Feb. 20
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: one Baroque work; two contrasting Romantic or contemporary works (one lyrical, one virtuosic); memorization encouraged but not required; piano audition permitted, including one Bach invention or prelude and fugue; one first movement of a Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven sonata (excluding Beethoven Op. 49, Op. 79, and Op. 27, No. 2); one 19th-, 20th-, or 21st-century work.
Additional skill demonstration: hymn sight-reading; sight-reading
800-962-4647
wccadmissions@rider.edu
Rider.edu/wcc/academics/undergraduate-programs/organ-performance

WHEATON COLLEGE-CONSERVATORY • Wheaton, Ill.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 5, Jan. 23, Feb. 10
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
music@wheaton.edu
Wheaton.edu

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY • Wichita, Kans.
Degree(s): B, M, PC
Recorded pre-audition required: B: no; M/PC: yes
Audition dates: video recording
Application deadline: rolling admissions
Repertoire: B: one work by Buxtehude, Krebs, or Pachelbel; one Bach chorale prelude or one prelude and fugue from Eight Little Preludes and Fugues (formerly attr. Bach); one or more works from l’Organiste by Franck; one short 20th-century work by Langlais, J. Alain, or Peeters. M/PC: one work by Clérembault, Couperin, or de Grigny; one Bach prelude and fugue or trio sonata movement; one work by Mendelssohn, Franck, or Vierne; one work by Alain, Duruflé, Widor, or Messiaen.
Additional skill demonstration: B: hymn-playing; knowledge of scales; M/PC: one hymn with introduction/fanfare, bass in pedals, verse with manuals alone, singling out a particular voice, or descant, one final verse with altered harmony.
Additional materials required at audition: B/M/PC: repertoire list; scores in personal library
316-978-6218
jesse.koza@wichita.edu
Wichita.edu/academics/fine_arts/music

YALE INSTITUTE OF SACRED MUSIC • New Haven, Conn.
Degree(s): M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: yes
Audition dates: Feb. 26–28
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: one major Bach work; one Romantic work; one contemporary work
Additional skill demonstration: sight-reading; other skills
203-432-9753
ism.admissions@yale.edu
Ism.yale.edu/admissions/admissions-graduate-study/music-program-admissions