Organ Auditions Guide 2015-2016

Submit your information for the 2016–2017 Organ Auditions Guide

Note: For Degrees B = Bachelor’s; M = Master’s; D = Doctoral

Appalachian State University Hayes School of Music • Boone, N.C.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Dec. 5, Jan. 16, 30, Feb. 13, 27
Application deadline: March 15
Repertoire: One pre-1800 work; two post-1800 works, at least one being from the 20th century.
828-262-3020
belljr@appstate.edu
Appalachian State University

Arizona State University • Tempe, Ariz.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: Yes
Audition dates: Jan. 25, Feb. 9, 26
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: One pre-Bach work; one major Bach work; one post-Bach work that is suitable for performance on the Fritts organ (no swell box or pistons), for a total of 12–15 minutes (bachelor’s) or 20 minutes (master’s and doctoral).
Additional materials required at audition: Sight-reading and interview.
602-909-2810
kimberly.marshall@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Baylor University • Waco, Tex.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Jan. 16, 30, Feb. 27
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: Undergraduate: one Bach prelude and fugue, or a comparable work; one 19th-century work and one 20th-century work in contrasting styles; all major and minor scales and arpeggios (four octaves in 16ths). Graduate performance: an audition program, at least 30 minutes, of solo repertoire from three periods. Graduate church music: a similar program of at least 20 minutes.
254-710-6509
isabelle_demers@baylor.edu
Baylor University

Bethany College • Lindsborg, Kans.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Nov. 14, Feb. 13, March 18
Application deadline: Nov. 1
Repertoire: Two varying selections from the standard organ repertoire, one demonstrating technical facility and one demonstrating lyricism; hymn sight-reading.
785-227-3380
steedm@bethanylb.edu
Bethany College

Biola University Conservatory of Music • La Mirada, Calif.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: contact music@biola.edu
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: one Baroque work, one Romantic work; one contemporary work (up to 2 of the above pieces may be played on the piano); sight-reading
562-903-4892
music@biola.edu
Biola University Conservatory of Music

Bob Jones University • Greenville, S.C.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: Aug. 15, 2016
Repertoire: two works of contrasting styles; sight-reading.
864-370-1800
edunbar@bju.edu
Bob Jones University

Boston University • Boston, Mass.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: see website; web page for M.S.M.: Bu.edu/academics/sth/programs/master-of-sacred-music/
617-353-3350
achae221@bu.edu
Boston University

Brigham Young University–Idaho • Rexburg, Idaho
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Jan. 29 or by arrangement
Application deadline: Jan. 15
Repertoire: One Bach work; one work from another period; one hymn.
Additional materials required at audition: 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
Brigham Young University

Central Michigan University • Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Jan. 29, Feb. 13, 27, March 4
Application deadline: Nov. 15
Repertoire: Undergraduate: combined manual and pedal memorized major scales (if applicant has experience with this); one Bach work (a prelude and fugue or chorale prelude); one 19th-, 20th-, or 21st-century work; one hymn of applicant’s choosing; memorization encouraged. Applicants with a strong piano background who wish to major in organ may prepare all major and harmonic minor scales (four octaves) and the following repertoire: a Bach work or a Classical work; a Romantic, Impressionistic, or Contemporary work. Graduate: one major Bach work; one 19th-century work; one 20th- or 21st-century work; one hymn of applicant’s choosing; memorization encouraged.
989-774-3281
egler1s@cmich.edu
Central Michigan University

Cleveland Institute of Music • Cleveland, Ohio
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: Yes
Audition dates: By appointment
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: One Bach work; one 19th-century work; one 20th- or 21st-century work.
Additional materials: Admission examinations in theory and aural skills.
216-795-3107
admission@cim.edu
Cleveland Institute of Music

The College of Charleston • Charleston, S.C.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: By appointment
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: Three contrasting works, from any period(s). If there has been prior piano study, one
piano work.
843-953-5927
harlowj@cofc.edu
College of Charleston

College of the Holy Cross • Worcester, Mass.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: Yes
Audition dates: By invitation after Jan. 15
Application deadline: Jan. 15
Repertoire: Recorded: one major Bach work; two contrasting works of the applicant’s choice; two prepared hymns with introductions. Live audition: repertoire as above (may be the same works); hymn sight-reading; preparation of a chant accompaniment (sent to the applicant in advance).
Additional materials: Detailed letter listing organ studies, church experience, and a repertoire list.
508-793-2284
jdchrist@holycross.edu
College of Holy Cross

Colorado State University • Fort Collins, Colo.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Feb. 19, 20, 27
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: Undergraduate: a Bach work and two short works in contrasting styles; Graduate: a major Bach work, works in both Romantic and modern styles; sight-reading; hymn-playing.
970-491-2675
joel.bacon@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Concordia University-Irvine • Irvine, Calif.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: by appointment, year-round; priority scholarship consideration by March 1.
Application deadline: Mar. 1
Repertoire: two contrasting pieces with independent pedal; pianists may audition with a work of Bach and one other piece.
949-214-3651
auditions@cui.edu
Concordia University — Irvine

Curtis Institute of Music • Philadelphia, Pa.
Degree(s): B, Performer’s Certificate
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Feb. 4
Application deadline: Dec. 4
Repertoire: a major Bach prelude, fantasy, toccata & fugue, or passacaglia, any Bach allegro/vivace movement from Sonatas #1–6 (BWV 525–530), a Romantic work, a post-1930 work (all from memory); hymn sight-reading; short organ work sight-reading.
Additional materials: a work from the contemporary literature will be sent one month in advance to be performed at the audition (this work does not need to be memorized); all major/minor scales and arpeggios (4 octaves) should be prepared on piano.
215-717-3117
chris.hodges@curtis.edu
Curtis Institute of Music

Duquesne University • Pittsburg, Pa.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Undergraduate: Dec. 4, Jan. 15, Feb. 12; Graduate: by appointment
labounsky@aol.com
Duquesne University

East Carolina University • Greenville, N.C.
Degree(s): B, M, Performer’s Certificate
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: by appointment, or Dec. 5, Jan. 23, Feb. 13, Feb. 27, Mar. 19
Application deadline: Mar. 1
Repertoire: one Bach work, one Romantic work, one post-1960 work, one hymn of student’s choice; sight-reading.
252-328-1261
scanlona@ecu.edu
East Carolina University

The Eastman School of Music • Rochester, N.Y.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Feb. 5, 12, 26
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: See Esm.rochester.edu/admissions/ugrad/repertoire/#keyboard.
Additional materials: Audition repertoire form and repertoire list.
585-274-1060
admissions@esm.rochester.edu
The Eastman School of Music

Furman University • Greenville, S.C.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Dec. 5 (early decision), Jan. 15, 16 (early action), Feb. 12, 13 (regular)
Application deadline: Nov. 15 (early decision); Dec. 15 (early action), Jan. 15 (regular)
Repertoire: Two contrasting works (10 minutes maxi­mum); one piano work; exercises in matching pitch, playing back pitch and rhythm patterns; sight-reading.
864-294-2086
furmanmusic@furman.edu
Furman University

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary • Evanston, Ill.
Degree(s): M
Recorded pre-audition required: Yes
Audition dates: by appointment
Application deadline: rolling admission
Repertoire: breadth of repertoire.
847-866-3875
ron.anderson@garrett.edu
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Hope College • Holland, Mich.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Feb. 14, Jan. 25, 30, Feb. 19
Application deadline: Nov. 1
Repertoire: Prepare no more than ten minutes of standard organ literature that you have studied thoroughly, and that you and your teacher believe represent your best work. It is recommended that you play one slow and one quick piece: one of the pieces must be by Bach, and the other must have been composed after 1850. Memorization is encouraged, though not required. Sight-reading.
616-395-7650
lewis@hope.edu

Indiana University of Pennsylvania • Indiana, Pa.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Oct. 29, Feb. 4, April 7
Application deadline: April 30
Repertoire: Two works, including one from the Ba­roque period, of contrasting styles; one hymn (include at least three registration changes); at least one work memorized.
Additional materials: Scholarship applicants must prepare a third contrasting work and a one-page statement of purpose for pursuing organ studies at IUP.
724-357-2390
orgel@iup.edu
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Ithaca College • Ithaca, N.Y.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Dec. 12, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 20
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: three works from contrasting periods; hymn sight-reading.
607-24-3366
music@ithaca.edu
Ithaca College

Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University • Bloomington, Ind.
Degree(s): B, M, D, performer’s certificate
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Jan. 15, 16; Feb. 5, 6; March 4, 5
Application deadline: Nov. 1 (undergrad.); Dec. 1 (grad.)
Repertoire: Maximum 30 minutes of solo repertoire with contrasting pieces representing the Baroque, Romantic, and contemporary periods
812-855-3969
jfishell@indiana.edu 
Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

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

Kansas State University • Manhattan, Kans.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: By appointment
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: Undergraduate B.M.: three contrasting works from different stylistic periods, including one Bach work; audition repertoire should be no less than 15 minutes long. Undergraduate B.A.: two contrasting works from different stylistic periods, including one Bach work. Graduate: contrasting works from different stylistic periods, including one Bach work; audition repertoire should be about 30 minutes long.
Additional materials: Repertoire list
785-532-3830
dpikeri@ksu.edu
Kansas State University

Lenoir-Rhyne University • Hickory, N.C.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: See website
Application deadline: May 1
Repertoire: at least two works in contrasting styles; a prepared brief hymn improvisation; hymn sight-reading.
828-328-7147
christopher.nigrelli@lr.edu

Luther College • Decorah, Iowa
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Nov. 14, Dec. 3, Feb. 13, 27, Mar. 4
Application deadline: Mar. 1
Repertoire: two contrasting pieces; hymn prepared as if to be sung by a congregation.
563-387-1205
petegr01@luther.edu
Luther College

Mercer University • Macon, Ga.
Degree(s): B, M, Artist Diploma
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Dec. 5, Jan. 23, Feb. 19 (graduate), Feb. 20, March 19, by appointment
Application deadline: Jan. 22
Repertoire: One major Bach work (or a significant free work by a North German composer); one Romantic work; one contrasting contemporary work; sight-reading; hymn.
478-301-5751
mitchener_je@mercer.edu
Mercer University

Mississippi College • Clinton, Miss.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: Yes
Audition dates: Dec. 5, Feb. 20, March 19
Application deadline: Jan. 16
Repertoire: One Bach work; one 1750–1920 work; one post-1920 work; one hymn.
601-925-3977
knupp@mc.edu
Mississippi College

Montclair State University • Montclair, N.J.
Degree(s): B, M, Performer’s Certificate
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Nov. 6, Feb. 5, 6, 26, 27, May 12, by appointment
Application deadline: Dec. 30
Repertoire: Keyboard Audition Requirements (Undergraduate)
973-655-7212
carrv@mail.montclair.edu
Montclair State University

Nazareth College • Rochester, N.Y.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Oct. 16, Nov. 14, Dec. 11, Jan. 15,
18, 29, 30, Feb. 5, 15, 29, 26, March 4, April 15 (transfers)
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: One Bach or other Baroque work; one virtuosic Romantic or contemporary work; one lyrical Romantic or contemporary work.
585-389-2700
music@naz.edu
Nazareth College

North Park University • Chicago, Ill.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Feb. 20, Mar. 5
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: two contrasting works including one Bach work; hymn-playing; sight-reading.
773-244-5623
rryan@northpark.edu
North Park University

Northern Illinois University • DeKalb, Ill.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: Yes
Audition dates: By appointment
Application deadline: Feb. 22
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 Bach’s Eight Little Preludes and Fugues; a few short pedal exercises selected by the applicant; hymn sight-reading. Contact NIU School of Music for graduate repertoire.
Additional materials: See website
815-753-1546
lslater@niu.edu
Northern Illinois University

Oberlin Conservatory of Music • Oberlin, Ohio
Degrees: B, M, performer’s certificate
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27
Application deadline: Jan. 30
Repertoire: one major Bach work; one Romantic work; one 20th- or 21st-century work; a work written before 1700 of any style or nationality may be played as well; hymn sight-reading.
440-775-8255
conservatory.admissions@oberlin.edu
Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Ohio Wesleyan University • Delaware, Ohio
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: By appointment
Application deadline: March 7
Repertoire: One Bach prelude and fugue (one of the Eight Little Preludes and Fugues, or a comparable work); one Bach or similar chorale prelude; one work in a contrasting style.
740-368-3702
musicd@owu.edu
Ohio Wesleyan University

Pacific Lutheran University • Tacoma, Wash.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Feb. 12, 13, 14
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: two contrasting works from different periods and regions.
253-535-7255
paul.tegels@plu.edu
Pacific Lutheran University

The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University • Baltimore, Md.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Feb. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, May, 9, 10, 11, 12
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: one Bach work; one solo work; one Romantic work; one post-1910 work; hymn sight-reading.
667-208-6600
admissions@peabody.jhu.edu
The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University

Presbyterian College • Clinton, S.C.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: Yes
Audition dates: Through January
Application deadline: Jan. 29
Repertoire: Standard repertoire for organ is accepted, but applicants without extensive organ experience may submit a piano audition and indicate interest in organ study.
Additional Materials: DMA interview
864-833-8422
rdavis@presby.edu
Presbyterian College

Rice University–The Shepherd School of Music • Houston, Tex.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: No (undergraduate); yes (graduate)
Audition dates: Jan. 22–23, Feb. 5–6
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: Undergraduate: one major Bach work (excluding BWV 553–560); two contrasting post-1750 works; sight-reading; memorization of at least one work recommended. Master’s: a 30–45 minute program including one major Bach work; two or more contrasting works; memorization of at least one work recommended. Doctoral: pre-audition video: memorized program of one major Bach work; two additional contrasting works. Live audition: memorized program of one major Bach work; additional contrasting lyric and virtuosic selections.
713-348-4854
musi@rice.edu
Rice University

Roberts Wesleyan College • Rochester, N.Y.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Jan. 15, Feb. 26, March 19
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: Two or three contrasting works from different periods including one Baroque work, preferably by Bach; one hymn.
585-594-6320
lauritzson_jillian@roberts.edu
Roberts Wesleyan College

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

Salem College • Winston-Salem, N.C.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Feb. 13
Application deadline: Rolling
Repertoire: Two or more movements of a Bach free work (Toccata/Prelude/Fantasia & Fugue; Trio Sonata; or Concerto), a movement or complete Romantic work, a movement or complete 20th- or 21st-century work; two stanzas of a hymn with an introduction.
336-721-2724
timothy.olsen@salem.edu
Salem College

St. Olaf College • Northfield, Minn.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: Yes
Audition dates: Feb. 26, 27, March 4, 5
Application deadline: Dec. 31
Repertoire: Free Bach work; contrasting 19th-, 20th, or 21st-century work; one hymn, including an introduction and two verses; any Bach invention at the piano.
507-786-3893
rodland@stolaf.edu
St. Olaf College

Shenandoah Conservatory • Winchester, Va.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Undergraduate: Dec. 5, Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 20. Graduate: Feb. 6, 15
Application deadline: Feb. 20
Repertoire: Undergraduate: piano performance of a Bach two-part invention or a movement of a classical sonata; organ performance of one of the Bach Eight Little Preludes and Fugues; a Romantic or 20th-century work; major and minor scales; Church Music applicants: sight-reading of accompaniments and a simple tune. Graduate: a recital (Church Music: 20–30 minutes; Performance: 30 minutes) with formal program, to include stylistically and historically balanced content; include one Bach work; a demonstration of technique or sight-reading may be requested.
540-665-4581
admit@su.edu
Shenandoah Conservatory

Southern Methodist University • Dallas, Tex.
Degrees: B, M, performer’s certificate
Recorded pre-audition required: no
Audition dates: Dec. 5, Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 20
Application deadline: Nov. 30
Repertoire: Three to four pieces from various periods.
214-768-2941
sengels@smu.edu
Southern Methodist University

Stetson University School of Music • DeLand, Fla.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Feb. 6, 15, 20
Application deadline: Feb. 15
Repertoire: Works demonstrating familiarity with different styles.
Additional materials: Evaluation of aural skills and theoretical knowledge.
386-822-8975
bjones@stetson.edu
Stetson University School of Music

Trinity University • San Antonio, Tex.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Sept. 26, Nov. 14, Jan. 30, Feb. 13, by appointment
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: One Bach work; one contrasting work; one hymn of applicant’s choice.
Additional materials: Piano and organ repertoire list.
210-999-8212
dheller@trinity.edu
Trinity University

The University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Jan. 9, Feb. 15, Mar. 5
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: one major Bach work; a German or French Romantic work; a contrasting 20th- or 21st-century work.
205-348-3329
ffreese@ua.edu
The University of Alabama

University of California-Los Angeles • Los Angeles, Calif.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: February
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: varied repertoire to be discussed with organ professor (e.g. Bach, Romantic, Contemporary); sight-reading; hymn-playing.
310-825-4761
cbull@ucla.edu
University of California–Los Angeles

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music • Cincinnati, Ohio
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Jan. 16, Feb. 6, 20
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: Undergraduate: two contrasting works from the standard organ literature; sight-reading. 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. Graduate: three contrasting works from the standard organ literature (one 17th- or 18th- century work; two 19th-, 20th-, or 21st-century works); sight-reading.
513-556-9479
ccmadmis@uc.edu
University of Cincinnati College–Conservatory of Music

University of Houston • Houston, Tex.
Degree(s): B, M, D, Performer’s Certificate
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Nov. 7, Feb. 6, Mar. 4, 5, 6
Application deadline: Jan. 15 (undergraduate); Mar. 15 (all others)
Repertoire: Uh.edu/class/music/admin-financial-aid/auditions
713.743.3193
Rbates@uh.edu
University of Houston

University of Iowa • Iowa City, Iowa
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Feb. 12, 19, 26
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Repertoire: See website
319-335-1630
gregory-hand@uiowa.edu
University of Iowa

University of Kansas • Lawrence, Kans.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Audition dates: By appointment
jhigdon@ku.edu; mbauer@ku.edu
University of Kansas

University of Michigan • Ann Arbor, Mich.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Feb. 5, 12, and 19
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: See Music.umich.edu/departments/organ/auditions.htm.
734-764-1591
jkibbie@umich.edu
University of Michigan

University of Minnesota School of Music • Minneapolis, Minn.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Jan. 30, Feb. 6
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: Bachelor’s: three works of contrasting styles, including a Bach work. Master’s: 30-minute program including a Bach work and a Romantic work. Doctoral: 45-minute program including a Bach work and works from the 17th, 20th or 21st centuries; a Romantic work; skills tests (hymn playing, score reading, transposition, modulation, improvisation) may be given at all levels.
Additional materials: Repertoire list
612-624-2847
mnmusic@umn.edu; anabel@umn.edu
University of Minnesota School of Music

University of North Carolina at Greensboro • Greensboro, N.C.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: Yes (graduate degrees)
Audition dates: Dec. 5, Jan. 30, Feb. 13, 27
Application deadline: Nov. 29
Repertoire: Bachelor’s: 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; sight-reading. Master’s: total of thirty minutes of music containing the following: 1) Bach: one prelude and fugue or a movement of a trio sonata; 2) one movement chosen from among the French Classic, North German Baroque or Iberian Baroque schools of composition; 3) one movement chosen from either German Romantic composers or Franck, Widor or Vierne; 4) one post-1945 work of any nationality; hymn-playing. Doctoral: At least forty-five minutes of music total, to include: 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; hymn-playing; sightreading.
336-334-5789
adlash@uncg.edu
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

University of North Carolina School of the Arts • Winston-Salem, N.C.
Degree(s): high school, B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Jan. 22, Feb. 5, 19, April 1
Application deadline: Jan. 15
Repertoire: High school: two contrasting works from different stylistic periods; a hymn played as if leading a congregation. Undergraduate: one Baroque work; one Romantic work; one 20th- or 21st-century work; one hymn. Graduate: one major free Bach work (including the trio sonatas); one Romantic work; one 20th- or 21st-century work; one hymn.
336-770-3260
olsent@uncsa.edu
University of North Carolina School of the Arts

University of North Texas • Denton, Tex.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 27
Application deadline: Dec. 31
Repertoire: Undergraduate: 20–25 minutes of repertoire, including one or two Bach works; one 19th-century French or German work; one 20th-century work; one hymn. Graduate: 30 minutes of repertoire, including one major Bach work; one major 19th- or 20th-century work; one lyrical expressive work; hymn of applicant’s choosing.
Additional materials: Repertoire list
940-565-4094
jesse.eschbach@unt.edu
University of North Texas

University of Notre Dame • South Bend, Ind.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: Yes
Audition dates: March 4
Application deadline: Jan. 15
Repertoire: One major Bach work; two contrasting works.
574-631-1300
sacredmusic@nd.edu
University of Notre Dame

University of Oklahoma–American Organ Institute • Norman, Okla.
Degree(s): B, M, D
Audition dates: Nov. 13, 14 (undergraduate), Feb. 12, 13 (gradate)
Application deadline: Jan. 15
Repertoire: see website
405-325-7829
aoi@ou.edu
University of Oklahoma American Organ Institute

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: Jan. 5
Repertoire: Undergraduate: three works of contrasting styles (15¬–20 minutes total); sight-reading; Graduate: four works of contrasting styles, including one major Bach movement (25–30 minutes total); sight-reading.
541-346-3791
bbaird@uoregon.edu
University of Oregon

University of Redlands • Redlands, Calif.
Degree(s): B, M, Performer’s Certificate
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Jan. 16, 30, Feb. 20
Application deadline: Jan. 15
Repertoire: Undergraduate: two contrasting works from different stylistic periods; Graduate: three complete solo works including a major work or concerto.
909-748-8014
brad_andrews@redlands.edu
University of Redlands

University of St. Thomas • St. Paul, Minn.
Degree(s): B, M, D, Performer’s Certificate
Recorded pre-audition required: Yes
Audition dates: rolling online auditions, Feb. 27
Application deadline: Jan. 15
Repertoire: three contrasting works, such as a work by J.S. Bach, a 19th-century work, and a 20th-century work; a balance of styles should be exhibited, including at least one virtuosic work and one expressive work.
651-962-5850
music@stthomas.edu
University of St. Thomas

University of Tennessee–Knoxville • Knoxville, Tenn.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Feb. 6 (graduate), Feb. 13, 20 (undergraduate), March 5 (all)
Application deadline: Nov. 1
Repertoire: Undergraduate: three works of contrasting styles (10–15 minutes total). Graduate: three works of contrasting styles, including a major Bach movement (15–20 minutes total); hymn playing; sight-reading.
865-974-3241
mailto:organstudy@utk.edu
University of Tennessee–Knoxville

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: Undergraduate: one Baroque work; one post-Baroque work. Graduate: prepare 30–40 minute program from at least three periods; see website for recommended repertoire.
801-581-6762
kenneth.udy@utah.edu
University of Utah

Valparaiso University • Valparaiso, Ind.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: Yes
Audition dates: Nov. 9, Feb. 6, 13, 15
Application deadline: Jan. 20
Repertoire: two works in contrasting styles; one hymn with introduction; sight-reading.
219-464-5454
music@valpo.edu
Valpariso University

Wartburg College • Waverly, Iowa
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 5, 20
Application deadline: Feb. 13
Repertoire: Two contrasting works.
319-352-8275
karen.black@wartburg.edu
Wartburg College

West Chester University School of Music • West Chester, Pa.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Nov. 3, 17, Dec. 1, Jan. 19, Feb. 2, 16, March 15
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: One Bach prelude and fugue (or equivalent); one 19th-century work (one movement); one 20th- or 21st-century work (one movement).
Additional materials: Repertoire list; professional experience; former schools and teachers.
610-436-2739
musicinfo@wcupa.edu
West Chester University School of Music

Westminster Choir College of Rider University • Princeton, N.J.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Undergraduate: Jan. 30, Feb. 13; graduate: Feb. 19, 26, March 11
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: Undergraduate performance (all of the following, of which one must be from memory): one Bach work; one 19th- or 20th-century work; all major and minor scales (four octaves); sight-reading of hymns. Graduate performance (all of the following, of which one must be from memory): one major Bach work; one major 19th- or 20th-century work. Undergraduate and Graduate sacred music/organ primary (all of the following, of which one must be from memory: one Bach work; one 19th- or 20th-century work; any three scales (four octaves); sight-reading of hymns. Applicants with little or no organ background may audition for entrance to the organ department by following the requirements for piano principals available at Rider.edu/wcc.
Additional materials: Repertoire list
609-921-7100
drobinson@rider.edu
Westminster Choir College of Rider University

Wheaton College-Conservatory • Wheaton, Ill.
Degree(s): B
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Nov. 9, Dec. 5, Jan. 25, Feb. 20
Application deadline: Jan. 10
Repertoire: Two works of contrasting periods and styles (one fast and articulate; the other slow and lyrical); prepared hymn with introduction; sight-reading; memorization encouraged.
Additional materials: Organ and piano repertoire list.
630-752-5097
music@wheaton.edu
Wheaton College Conservatory

Wichita State University • Wichita, Kans.
Degree(s): B, M
Recorded pre-audition required: No
Audition dates: Nov. 5, Feb. 18
Application deadline: Nov. 26
Repertoire: Contact Professor Davis.
316-209-0076
lynne.davis@wichita.edu
Wichita State University

Yale Institute of Sacred Music • New Haven, Conn.
Degree(s): M, D
Recorded pre-audition required: Yes
Audition dates: Feb. 26–March 2
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Repertoire: Recorded: one major Bach work, one Romantic work, and a contemporary work. Live audition: works from the same three categories; applicants strongly encouraged, though not required, to perform different works than those on recording; sight-reading and other skills.
203-432-9753
ism.admissions@yale.edu
Yale Institute of Sacred Music