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To be considered for the DMA Organ & Harpsichord programs, all applicants must complete the Rackham Application and submit an Artistic Profile by December 1. For more information about the application process and its requirements, please see our Rackham Application Procedure.
Upon a favorable evaluation of your materials, an in-person audition may be scheduled in Ann Arbor. Those who have been invited to audition will be notified by the Auditions Coordinator via email. The required audition repertoire can be found listed by instrument below.
Prepare a program that includes a 16th-century work, a 17th-century French suite with a prélude non mesuré, a toccata and contrapuntal work of Frescobaldi, a larger work of J.S. Bach, an ordre of François Couperin, and two sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti. Memorization is not required.
Prepare a minimum of twenty minutes of music including:
Memorization is recommended if you are applying for admission to the DMA Organ Performance program, but is optional if you are applying in Sacred Music.
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