Undergraduate Students

In addition to your organ piece(s), please prepare the following:

First Year
  • Select a hymn and play it as if you are playing for a congregation, use the first stanza.
  • Employing the same hymn, solo the melody in the RH, play the alto and tenor in the LH, and play the bass in the pedal.
Second Year
  • Select a hymn and play it as if you are playing for a congregation, use the first stanza.
  • Employing the same hymn, solo the melody in the RH, play the alto and tenor in the LH, and play the bass in the pedal.
  • Add passing notes to the hymn by filling in all of the 3rds in the A, T, B.
Third Year
  • Select a hymn and play it as if you are playing for a congregation, use the first stanza.
  • Add passing notes to the hymn, by filling in all of the 3rds in the A, T, B.
  • Play in 4 parts, but invert the alto and soprano voices.
Fourth Year
  • Select a hymn and play it as if you are playing for a congregation, use the first stanza.
  • Play in 4 parts, but invert the alto and soprano voices.
  • You will be given another hymn melody, which you are to harmonize in four parts at sight. Your harmonization should be theoretically correct!

Graduate Students

  • Play an introduction to a hymn
    • improvise and intrada
    • OR introduce the hymn by playing one voice, 2 voices, 3 voices, 4 voices for each phrase of the hymn
    • OR create another appropriate introduction
  • Play one stanza through as written.
  • Play a stanza with a variation, such as
    • soloing the melody
    • placing the alto on top of the soprano line
    • playing the cantus in the pedal
    • playing a free accompaniment

Jury Repertory Sheet for Applied Music (PDF)
MM Organ Repertoire (PDF)
DMA Organ Repertoire (PDF)