Artist Diploma in Organ Performance

Ken Cowan, faculty

Online Preliminary Sumission by December 1, 2017

Submission should be a video of a memorized program at least 45 minutes in duration made within one year of the application deadline.

The green icon labeled "Preliminary Dropbox" at the bottom of this page will lead you to the Rice University portal for Acceptd, an online repository for preliminary audition materials. There is a $24 fee to use this service.

If you have not heard from us by January 5, 2018, please email us.

Graduate live audition requirements**

  • Candidates are required to perform a memorized program for the committee, including a major work by J.S. Bach. Additional selections should demonstrate contrasting styles as well as both lyric and virtuoso playing.
  • Sight reading, harmonization skills, general knowledge of the organ and organ literature will be evaluated.

**Approximately 30-45 minutes in duration

Graduate audition dates are January 22 and 23 or February 12 and 13, 2018*

* Please plan on spending 2 days with us. A practice session on the organ will be scheduled on the first day and your audition will be scheduled on the second day. You are welcome to attend classes and recitals while you are here. Please see the visit page for more information.

Any questions regarding your application may be directed to Phyllis Smith.

Submit your digital application