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Minor in Organ Performance Studies

Minor in Organ Performance Studies

The Minor in Organ is meant to give practical organ skills for keyboard players such as service playing, service planning, and choir accompanying. The minor prepares students for positions such as being a Church Organist and Music Director, Choir Accompanist in community settings. The minor gives opportunities for off campus practical training in local area churches which leads also to additional income for students as well as meaningful connections with the community.

Specific Requirements for the Minor

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
​MUS 277 Applied Organ, Major (4 semesters) 2+2+2+2
MUS 169 Applied Voice, Non-Major (2 semesters) 1+1
MUS 113 Vocal Techniques and Diction 1+1+1
MUS 498 Internship (3 semesters)
​Total Credit Hours for the Minor ​ 14

The music internships will provide opportunities for professional, firsthand experience of music making in traditional church music prog​rams. Internship opportunities coordinated with local churches will include work with adult choirs (1 credit hour), handbell choirs (1 credit hour), as well as service organ playing (1 credit hour).
NOTE: See the Department of Music Student Handbook for additional requirements.
DISCLAIMER: The Academic Planning Sheet is designed as a guide for students planning their course selections. The information on this page provides only a suggested schedule. Actual course selections should be made with the advice and consent of an academic advisor. While accurately portraying the information contained in the college catalog, this form is not considered a legal substitute for that document. Students should become familiar with the catalog in effect at the time in which they entered the institution.

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