Organ Audition Requirements

Organ & Church Music (BM)

A prescreening video is required of all applicants consisting of the repertoire listed below. All applicants applying for a music major and/or scholarship must audition for the applied faculty. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

The video prescreening recording should have good quality sound and should show both hands and feet of the performer.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Three pieces as follows:

  • A work by J. S. Bach or one of his contemporaries
  • A work from the Romantic Period,
  • One composition from the 20th or 21st century
  • One traditional hymn
  • Length of recording should be no more than an hour.
  • Memorization is not required

Live Auditions are recommended. If you are unable to attend/schedule a live audition, you may submit video audition recordings.

Nordan Young Artist Award

To be considered for the Nordan prescreening process, applicants will need to prepare repertoire as explained above and submit your complete application by December 1. Nordan auditions are invitation only and require a Live Audition on January 15, 2022.

Applicants not invited to Nordan are encouraged to audition on another date and will still receive scholarship consideration.

Learn more about the Nordan Young Artist Award.

Learn more about the organ program at TCU.

For questions regarding specific organ audition repertoire, contact Dr. H. Joseph Butler at h.j.butler@tcu.edu.

 

MM, DMA, AD

A prescreening video is required of all applicants consisting of the repertoire listed below. All applicants applying for graduate studies must audition for the applied faculty. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

The video prescreening recording should have good quality sound and should show both hands and feet of the performer.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Graduate candidates will perform:

  • A major work of J. S. Bach, a work from the Romantic Period,
  • A work from the Romantic Period,
  • One composition from the 20th or 21st century
  • One traditional hymn
  • Duration of the recording should be not be more than an hour.
  • Memorization is not required

DMA Auditions require a Live Audition.

For the MM and Artist Diploma program, live auditions are recommended. If you are unable to attend/schedule a live audition, you may submit video audition recordings.

Learn more about the organ program at TCU.

For questions regarding specific organ audition repertoire, contact Dr. H. Joseph Butler at h.j.butler@tcu.edu.