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Music: Organ Performance, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #372 (QS) , KS,
The history of organ and church music study at the University of Kansas is long and distinguished. It has grown into one of the largest programs in the country. 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.


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

Courses include:

  • Senior Recital
  • Master Class in Organ - Lab
  • Studio Class in Organ-Lab
  • Organ Building and Design
  • History of Organ Literature and Organ Design I
  • History of Organ Literature and Organ Design II
  • History of Organ Literature and Organ Design III
  • History of Organ Literature and Organ Design IV
  • Selected Topics in Organ
  • Organ Pedagogy
  • Organ Study Tour
  • Organ
  • Master's Recital

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  •          Resume/Vita
  •          3 Letters of reference
  •          Scanned copies of official transcripts from all higher education schools attended
  •          Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement
  •          Repertoire List (Performance majors)
  •          Three original compositions (Composition majors)
  •          GRE scores (Musicology PhD and Masters, Theory PhD)
  •          Writing sample (Musicology, Theory, Organ and Church Music majors)
    International Students
  •          Test of English Proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE)
  •          Financial statement
  •          Copy of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29952 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    29952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29952 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13230 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lawrence

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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