The Master of Music in Organ narrows focus and is designed to introduce you to independent research at the graduate level building on your skills and knowledge acquired during your undergraduate study.

Our Master of Music in Organ offers an enriching and focused study in contemporary and classical repertoire, early music, piano pedagogy and literature.

The MMus in Organ prepares you for a professional career in music and to transition to further study at the doctoral level.


  • Excellent performing ability
  • Bachelor of Music degree, or equivalent
  • Undergraduate music history, theory and repertoire courses


The thesis will consist of one solo recital and one lecture- or ensemble-recital.


You must complete a total of 34 or 35 credits in

  • 311 Choral Conducting - 4 credits - or 406 Conducting II - 4 credits
  • 520A Introduction to Music Research - 3 credits (Ref. 1)
  • 521D Seminar in Performance Practices - 3 credits
  • 593A Music Performance (Organ) - 6 credits (Ref. 2)
  • 549 Thesis - 6 credits (Ref. 2)
  • 553 University Singers - 4 credits - or 554 University Choral Union - 3 credits (Ref. 3)
  • Music Elective (Music Theory) - 6 credits (Ref. 4)
  • Non-music Elective - 3 credits (Ref. 4)

  • Music 520A must be taken in the first term of graduate study. Students who have had a similar course previously may be exempted from this requirement; please see the Student Advisor or chair of the Graduate Committee. If exempted, students must substitute three 500-level elective credits.
  • Music 593A is to be taken in the first year of study. Students shall register in Music 549 beginning in the summer session following the first year of study, and remain registered in it through the completion of the program.
  • If opportunity allows, the student may assist in rehearsals at the discretion of, and under the guidance of, the conductor.
  • Normally courses at the 500 level, although courses at the 300- and 400-level to a maximum of 6 credits may be included with approval.

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