A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Master in Music in Organ Performance

Objectives

To produce graduates who are prepared for any or all of the following, depending on their accomplishments and goals:

  • service as organists and/or music directors in respected church music programs
  • service as teachers and performers within their local and regional communities
  • undertaking the establishment of a professional career via competitions and further performance experiences
  • beginning doctoral studies in organ performance or sacred music

Degree Requirements

Major Area 
ORGN 501-503: Graduate Applied Organ 12
PERF: Two Graduate Recitals (see Final Project) 0
Other Studies in Music 
Choose from the following: 2
MLT 570: Organ Literature (2 credits)
MUS 575: Applied Music Pedagogy: Organ (2)
MHS 520: Research and Bibliography 2
MUS 501: Graduate Assistants' Forum 
Required of all graduate assistants; open to, but not required of, all other graduate students  
MUS 54X: Graduate Ensemble 0
The student must enroll in an appropriate major ensemble [or accompanying] each semester of residence, with or without credit, in consultation with the directors of choral and instrumental activities.  
Choose from among the following: 6
Choose one music history course and one theory course.  
MHS 590: Seminar in Music History (topics vary by semester) (3)
MHS 595: Special Topics in Music History (3)
MTH 567: Systems of Analysis and Contemporary Art Music (3)
MTH 566: Advanced Orchestration (3)
MTH 558: Sixteenth Century Counterpoint (3)
MTH 563: Form and Analysis (3)
MTH 475: Synthesizer/Computer Applications (3)
MTH 595: Special Topics in Music Theory (3)
Humanities 
MHUM 501: Seminar: Music, Worship and Culture in Christian Perspective 3
Electives 
Music courses* numbered 500** or above. 7
*No more than 2 credit hours of ensemble may count as music elective hours toward the degree.  
**A limited number of music courses numbered 400 or above may also be taken as electives, with the approval of the graduate advisor.  
TOTAL: 32

Final Project

The student must perform two full solo recitals, or one full recital and one lecture-recital.  The student must submit recital programs and concert program notes.