Organ Performance

Rider University

12 months
43720 USD/year
43720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Graduate Organ Performance majors are required to play twice each semester in performance class. Semester juries are required. The degree program is culminated by one fully memorized or two nonmemorized recitals.


Organ Performance students at Rider University often hold a part-time position at a local church. The faculty is very supportive of these positions as they offer a student valuable opportunities to lead congregational singing, accompany and direct volunteer and professional ensembles/soloists, participate in worship planning, and further develop their collaborative skills.

The entrance audition may be waived for current Westminster seniors and, in some cases as determined by the department chair, for recent Westminster graduates. Students must take OR433 and 434 (carrying no graduate credit) or pass an exemption examination.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organ Improvisation
  • Accompanying at the Organ
  • Seminar in Organ Literature
  • Organ Primary 
  • Organ Literature Before 18003
  • Organ Literature Since 18003
  • Sacred Music Lab 
  • Introduction to Musicology
  • Symphonic Choir

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Completed applications must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to audition date.




36 alternative credits


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Application
  • Transcripts must have the official school seal and be translated to English.
  • Photocopies are only accepted when attested by the college or university.
  • Submit Evidence of English Language Proficiency
  • Submit personal statement
  • Submit a current resume
  • Submit proof of finances

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    43720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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