Keyboard Proficiency Information for all degrees:
The attached guidelines outline BM, MM and DM proficiency information. Please see your applied teacher or the chair for mor information.
The attached guidelines reflect a pedagogical philosophy that emphasizes the thoughtful exploration of a wide range of repertoire encompassing various performance practices and stylistic conventions. This approach helps each student develop a sure technical foundation and the wide-ranging musicianship that underpins profound musical expression, even as it ensures a basic familiarity with the enormous range of repertoire composed for the pipe organ. However, these guidelines do not only allow for, but require, student input and everyone is encouraged to explore areas that are of special interest. Moreover, every student’s repertoire list will include two annual performance projects that explore music by BIPOC and other underrepresented composers (Annual Departmental Organic Voices) and the music and techniques required by all church organists (Liturgical Repertoire Project).