Artist Diploma in Organ Performance

Ken Cowan, faculty


Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2016

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.

Artist Diploma 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.

Artist Diploma audition dates are January 23 and 24 or February 12 and 13, 2017*

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

* Please plan on spending 2 days with us. A practice session on the organ is scheduled the first day and your audition is scheduled the second day. You are welcome to attend classes, recitals and take a tour of the university. Please see the visit page for more information.

Submit your digital application