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  Apr 12, 2021
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2019-2020 [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Music in Performance: Organ (B.M.)

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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.


University Core - Science (7 hours)

Seven hours of science hours are required, including one 4-hour lab course.  Students are encouraged to choose from one of the following lab courses below:

University Core - Mathematics (3 hours)

Any MAT course numbered 105 or higher, determined in consultation with the advisor.

University Core - Physical Education (3 hours)

Three hours are required.  Recommended courses are listed below:

University Core - Chapel

Students at Mississippi College are required to complete chapel requirements based on the student classification at the time of enrollment as detailed below:

Freshman (0-23 semester hours) 4 semesters
Sophomore (24-53 semester hours) 3 semesters
Junior (54-83 semester hours) 2 semesters
Senior (84 or more semester hours) 1 semester

Students classified as ADP (Accelerated Degree Program) and students enrolled in online degree programs are exempt from chapel requirements.


Applied Music (38 Hours)

Music Electives (6 hours)


Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor.



  is recommended for the 3-hour lecture science course in the University Core science requirement.

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