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Bachelor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance

Department of Organ

Designed for students who want the flexibility to pursue more coursework within the liberal arts in addition to an education in music. This is an interdisciplinary degree with a larger commitment to liberal arts.

Curriculum

The Bachelor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance requires a minimum of 120 credits: coursework is approximately 50% within SMTD and 50% within the liberal arts. The liberal arts coursework can be tailored to a student’s specific interests.

Students will elect either a performance or multidisciplinary track. SMTD coursework to include:

PERFORMANCE TRACK

  • Private lessons
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Ensemble participation: at least two terms of band, orchestra, or choir; two additional terms of any ensemble
  • Piano

MULTIDISCIPLINARY TRACK

  • Private lessons
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Ensemble participation: four terms of at least two different ensembles
  • Piano
  • Performing Arts Technology

Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.

Audition & Interview Dates

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • Apply to U-M via the Common Application or Coalition Application (current U-M students should use the Cross-Campus Transfer Application) by December 1
  • Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to the U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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Please send inquiries regarding the SMTD application process to SMTD.admissions@umich.edu. To learn more about SMTD, sign up for an Information Session.

Faculty

James Kibbie Chair, University Organist
Joseph Gascho harpsichord, early music, Dir. of Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments
Darlene Kuperus, organ, sacred music
Tiffany Ng carillon, University Carillonist
Jeremy David Tarrant, organ