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.
With a distinguished tradition of training organists and church musicians, TCU offers the following programs for organists :
- Bachelor of Music in organ performance
- Bachelor of Music in church music
- Master of Music in organ performance
- Doctor of Musical Arts in performance
Admission & Auditions
Scholarships & Assistantships
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 – Division Chair
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.
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.