Organ

All students wishing to study organ at Eastern Michigan University must audition in person or by unedited, continuous recording. Arrangements of popular music are not permissible audition material.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate auditionees wishing to major or minor in organ may audition on the piano. If you choose to audition on the piano instead of on the organ, please include a work of J. S. Bach and a movement of a Classical sonata as part of your audition. Improvisation is welcomed at any audition.

Bachelor of Music - Performance

Perform three contrasting works, including a piece of J. S. Bach, a Romantic work, and a piece of your choice. Memory is encouraged. Perform a hymn, including creative treatment of one of the stanzas and/or the introduction. Students may be asked to sightread and perform major and minor scales.

Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music Therapy, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Perform two contrasting pieces, including a work of J. S. Bach. Perform a hymn. Students may be asked to sightread and perform a major scale.

Minor
Perform two contrasting pieces, including a work of J. S. Bach. Perform a hymn. Students may be asked to sightread and perform a major scale.

Elective
Students wishing to take private lessons as an elective must schedule an audition.
Perform two contrasting pieces, including a work of J. S. Bach.

Graduate

All students applying for a graduate degree in organ are required bring a repertoire list to their audition. Improvisation is welcomed at any audition.

Master of Music in Performance - Organ
Perform three contrasting works, including two movements of a J. S. Bach work (Prelude and Fugue, or two movements of a trio sonata, for example), a Romantic work, and a piece of your choice. Memory is encouraged. Perform a hymn, including creative treatment of one of the stanzas and/or the introduction. Students may be asked to sightread and perform major and minor scales.

Graduate Assistantships in Accompanying
Graduate assistantships in accompanying are available. To apply, students must complete a Graduate Assistant Financial Form through the Graduate School. The audition includes a prepared piece, sightreading, and an interview. Students must submit a repertoire list and resumé of accompanying experience.

For graduate auditions, or if you have any questions, please contact Dr. James Wagner.