Audition Requirements

Scholarships

Keyboard scholarships are based upon outstanding accomplishment in performance, potential for artistic development, and commitment to a career in music. Merit scholarships are awarded to organ majors in all degree programs. Qualifications are determined by either a campus or taped audition, and awards are announced by letter following the final audition day in March.

B.M. or B.M.E. in Organ

Students should be prepared to perform the following:

1. a prelude and fugue by J. S. Bach, or a comparable work
2. one work from the 19th Century, and one work from the 20th Century, in contrasting styles

All major / minor scales and arpeggios, four octaves in 16ths, are required in preparation for majoring in organ. Keyboard students who have not previously studied organ and who wish to begin organ lessons at Baylor should plan to audition in piano as an indication of the necessary background for organ study. See the requirements for piano students.

GRADUATE ADMISSION

To obtain information and application forms for admission to graduate study in organ, contact the following university offices:

OFFICE OF THE DEAN

Graduate School

One Bear Place, #97264
Waco, TX 76798-7264

and

DIRECTOR, Graduate Studies in Music
One Bear Place, #97408
Waco, TX 76798-7408

Graduate Audition Requirements

An audition program, at least 30 minutes in duration, of solo repertoire from three style periods is required for admission in Performance. Church Music applicants should prepare a similar program of at least 20 minutes. Auditions in person are recommended but not required.

Admission to the Advanced Performers Certificate program requires a live audition consisting of 60 minutes of solo repertoire representing the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries and including at least two major works. The option of a videotaped performance may be approved when distance to the audition would be a hardship. When the audition is by tape, the student must present a live audition before a designated faculty committee during the first semester of residence in order to be fully accepted into the program.