Audition Information

Organ Audition Information

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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.)
Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (B.S.O.F.)

Graduate

Master of Music (M.M.)
Doctor of Music (D.M.)

Undergraduate Requirements

The Jacobs School of Music strongly urges all students to audition in person during one of the scheduled audition dates but in exceptional instances will accept a recorded audition via the JSoM Supplemental Application. Final recorded auditions are due by March 7, 2020.

For questions and inquiries for specific information contact Department Chair, Janette Fishell, at jfishell@indiana.edu. For more information on the degree programs, course descriptions and organ specifications, visit the organ page here.

Undergraduate Audition Repertoire & Requirements

Repertoire: Prepare three works from contrasting historical periods (pre-Classical, preferably a work by Johann Sebastian Bach, Romantic, and Contemporary) and style (balancing virtuosic works with at least one expressive piece).

Time Limit: Auditions are thirty minutes in length, with a maximum of 25 for repertoire and 5 for a brief keyboard skills diagnostic exam. If one wishes to bring a longer program be prepared to shorten at least one work as requested by the faculty (e.g., two movements of a Bach trio sonata, without repeats, rather than three movements).

Diagnostic testing of other keyboard skills: Sight-reading in both homophonic and contrapuntal textures, with pedal, are required for all auditioning students.

Memorization: This is encouraged but not required for auditions into any of the degree programs.

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Graduate Requirements

The Jacobs School of Music strongly urges all students to audition in person during one of the scheduled audition dates but in exceptional instances will accept a recorded audition via the JSoM Supplemental Application. Final recorded auditions are due by March 7, 2020.

For questions and inquiries for specific information contact Department Chair, Janette Fishell, at jfishell@indiana.edu. For more information on the degree programs, course descriptions and organ specifications, visit the organ page here.

Graduate Audition Repertoire & Requirements

Repertoire: Graduate applicants should prepare three works from contrasting historical periods (pre-Classical, preferably a work by Johann Sebastian Bach, Romantic, and Contemporary) and style (balancing virtuosic works with at least one expressive piece).

Time Limit: Auditions are thirty minutes in length, with a maximum of 23 for repertoire and a keyboard skills diagnostic exam of approximately 7. If one wishes to bring a longer program be prepared to shorten at least one work as requested by the faculty (e.g., two movements of a Bach trio sonata, without repeats, rather than three movements). 

Diagnostic testing of other keyboard skills: Sight-reading in both homophonic and contrapuntal textures, with pedal, are required for all auditioning students.

Memorization: This is encouraged but not required for auditions into any of the degree programs.

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