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Student planning to pursue careers as recitalists, teachers of organ, or church organists should enrol in this program.

All students who plan to major in Organ, including transfer students from other colleges and universities, must audition in the spring prior to the commencement of the academic year. Specific requirements for the audition are outlined in the B.Mus. application form.

In general, the entrance level corresponds to the Royal Conservatory Associateship or its equivalent.

Students accepted as Organ Performance majors will be expected to attain annual levels corresponding approximately to those listed below. In addition to solo repertoire, sight reading will be tested.

  • End of First Year. Bach: Trio Sonata No. 1; Mendelssohn: Sonatas No. 1 or 6; Messiaen: Le Banquet Celeste.
  • End of Second Year. Bach: Dorian Toccata; Franck: Chorales; Dupré: Prelude and Fugue in G minor.
  • End of Third Year. Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor; Hindemith: Sonatas; Durufle: Suite. Third-year recital.
  • End of Fourth Year. Bach: Trio Sonatas No. 5 and 6; Reger: Fantasia; Messiaen: Transports de Joie. Fourth-year recital.

Program requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Organ include:
Core B.Mus. Requirements in Music History, Musicianship, Music Theory, and Music Technology (34 credits)
For specific requirements, see Bachelor of Music, Degree Requirements.
Music Performance (28 credits)
MUSC 193 6
MUSC 293 6
MUSC 394 8
MUSC 494 8
Secondary Performance (4 credits)
MUSC 171 Harpsichord 2
MUSC 271 Harpsichord 2
Ensembles (6-8 credits)
MUSC 154 or 153 3-4
MUSC 154 or 153 3-4
Additional Requirements (14 credits)
MUSC 311 and 313 4
MUSC 333 2
MUSC 349 2
Religious studies 6
Music Electives (15 credits)
Music history electives 6
Theory electives 6
Music electives 3
For the theory electives, students will choose two courses from MUSC 410-415.
Other Course Requirements
Writing Requirement (WRDS 150 or ENGL 100) 3
Literature Requirement 3
Non-Music Electives 15

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