The Music - Organ Performance program at the Houston Baptist University states that small class sizes allow our students to study with mentor-professors, and build lifelong relationships with colleagues and faculty. Students may choose to participate in exciting ensemble experiences with Schola Cantorum, University Singers, the Opera Workshop, or the Chamber Music Ensemble. Selected students may collaborate with faculty to experience heightened challenges in the Music Honors Program.
Performances by the world-class cultural organizations in the city – the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet – are all included in several course requirements, and solo and chamber performances available from Da Camera, Nexus, Society for the Performing Arts, and the Friends of Music are readily available. The Department of Music presents between 50 and 70 programs each year, including student recitals, faculty concerts, major ensemble concerts and invited guest performances. The Choral program hosts a week-long residency each year by a well-known choral composer.
The Organ Performance degree is designed to train organists for music ministry. With hundreds of churches in the Houston area, students have many opportunities to observe and serve as assistants to area organists, and when their proficiency allows, work as church organists.
Courses such as Service Playing and Organ Construction and Design help students prepare for a lifetime of music ministry. The study of improvisation aids the church organist in providing inspiring accompaniment for congregational song. Organ majors learn to perform the great organ masterworks. Whether playing a complex Bach Prelude and Fugue or a lovely Mendelssohn sonata, student recitals captivate audiences.
Applied lessons with the organ professor provide the technical skills for building repertoire and bring together classroom concepts and musicianship. Organ Pedagogy helps to prepare the student to teach others. Thus, future generations of organists will be trained in the art of organ performance and service playing.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Organ Construction & Design
- Service Playing
- Senior Capstone
- Organ Literature
- Organ Pedagogy
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
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DisciplinesMusic Music History Liberal Arts View 2130 other Masters in Music in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Show proof of sufficient English skills
- TOEFL, IELTS, SAT and/or ACT scores, OR
- Completion of two (2) classes of collegiate English taken in the United States
- Certificate of completion from Language Consultants International (ESL program)
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent at an accredited institution of higher education whose instruction is conducted in English.
International32350 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32350 USD per year during 48 months.
National32350 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32350 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Houston
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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