To enter the four-year course for the Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in organ, the student should have the potential to complete the following studies:
The art of organ playing is developed through use of organ literature taken from all periods of music. Exercises and method books are used as needed by the student. Hymn playing and basic service-playing techniques are introduced.
Literature on a more advanced level is studied, including more extended Bach preludes and fugues, chorale preludes by composers, past and present, and intermediate-level organ music by composers to the present.
The study of more extended organ works is expected. Literature includes larger Bach preludes and fugues, 17th and 18th century French organ music, more advanced chorale preludes by composers of all periods of music, and other more advanced literature by composers to the present.
The literature to be studied includes several major organ works representing all periods of music. Compositions include trios, preludes and fugues, toccatas, sonatas, organ symphonies, organ concerti, and selections representing the works of composers of the 20th century.