Organ and Church Music, Master | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
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24791 USD/year
24791 USD/year
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About

The history of Organ and Church Music study at the University of Kansas is long and distinguished. From modest beginnings in 1867, it has grown into one of the largest programs in the country.

Overview

With degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, exceptional facilities and instruments, and distinguished faculty, the University of Kansas offers an extraordinary educational opportunity for anyone wishing to study and pursue careers in organ performance, teaching, or church music. 

The University of Kansas offers the following degree programs in Organ and Church Music:

  • BM with an emphasis in organ performance or church music
  • MM with a major in organ performance or a major in church music, with either a choral conducting or organ performance emphasis
  • MM in Carillon
  • DMA with a major in organ performance or a major in church music, with either a choral conducting or organ performance emphasis

Specialized work in the organ curricula includes courses in the history of organ literature and design, organ pedagogy, and seminars on repertory performance practice, the history of organ building, and related topics. Specialized work in the church music curricula includes courses in service playing, the history of liturgy, anthem literature, children's choirs, bell choirs, the church and the arts, theological aesthetics, the history of church music, and hymnology.

To offer quality programs in organ and church music, an institution must make an extraordinary commitment to secure facilities, instruments, and equipment for students' regular use. The University of Kansas has made that commitment and offers exceptional opportunities to those who pursue study in these areas.

Programme Structure

In the graduate organ curriculum, KU offers courses in:

  • Organ literature and design (4 semester sequence)
  • Organ building
  • Organ pedagogy.

The graduate sequence in church music includes:

  • Improvisation (1 semester of German Baroque, and 1 semester of French symphonic)
  • Choral conducting (2 semester sequence)
  • The history of church music (3 semester sequence)
  • The history of liturgy
  • The Judeo-Christian tradition and the arts

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.25

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Scanned copies of official transcripts from ALL post-secondary schools attended
  • Email addresses of three (3) references for letters of recommendation
  • Repertoire list - Performance applicants
  • Scholarly writing sample: Organ, Church Music, Musicology and Music Theory applicants
  • PDF files or links to three (3) original scores (and recordings if available) - Composition applicants

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24791 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24791 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24791 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24791 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10829 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10829 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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Financing

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Funding

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