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Organ Division - Graduate

Admission Requirements and Process

The Ohio University School of Music offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in organ performance, with curriculum that includes applied study, organ literature and organ pedagogy courses. The University chapel has an outstanding tracker organ built by the Gene Bedient company in 1997. It serves as the primary instrument for organ instruction and practicing. There are scholarships available for qualified students and graduate assistantships are possible for Masters candidates.

Graduate Organ Audition Requirements:

  • A Prelude and Fugue (not including the “Eight Little”) or Trio Sonata by JS Bach
  • Two contrasting works from the 19th-21st centuries – One should demonstrate virtuosity.

Click here for Undergraduate & Graduate Audition Requirements: Piano Auditions [PDF]

Financial Aid and Scholarships

We provide several options for students seeking talent-based scholarships, as well as opportunities for first-year and transfer students seeking funding for specific programs. Explore these details on the Financial Aid and Scholarships page.

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For additional information regarding audition requirements, please contact the major professor of Organ, Paul Barte, Associate Professor of Music History, at