Organ & Church Music

Students will experience broad range of pipe organs and harpsichords in the TCU School of Music. You’ll have ample time to perfect your pipe organ skills on a four-manual, 60-rank Möller (tonal design by Richard Whitelegg), a three-manual, 36-rank Ross King, a two-manual, 19-rank Sipe tracker, a continuo organ by Bennett and Guittari, and practice organs by Möller and Reuter. You can explore the harpsichord with our instruments by Richard Kingston and Johannes Klinkhamer.

Please note that TCU School of Music will not be accepting applicants to our church music degree programs, but will be accepting organ performance applicants during the 2023-2024 application season.

With a distinguished tradition of training organists and church musicians, TCU offers the following programs for organists :

The School of Music also offers a Bachelor of Arts in music and a music minor.


Scholarship support is available for talented undergraduate music majors. Assistantships that include full-tuition remission plus a stipend are available for graduate students.

H. Joseph Butler, BA, MM, DMA –  Professor of Music, University Organist, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

In addition to working with the talented students from TCU’s own choral department, which provide experience with vocals and conducting, our organ and church music students interact with the world-acclaimed guest artists who visit campus for performances and master classes.

Collegium Musicum

More Ensembles

From here, a world of career opportunities awaits you. Graduates join our alumni in major positions as organists, church musicians, choir directors and teachers. Along the way, you’ll perform in the many concert halls, churches, organizations and museums of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Your faculty advisor will work with you to choose the right combination of courses and mentor you so you can reach your goals.

Schedule one-on-one meetings with your career consultant to learn more about everything Career Services has to offer music majors.

Career Preparation

Admission & Audition Information

For undergraduates and graduates wanting to attend the TCU School of Music, there is an admissions process. Learn more about the audition requirements below.

Admission Information

Audition Requirements

For more information about organ and church music at TCU, contact:
Dr. H. Joseph Butler
Professor of Music and University Organist