Professor of Music (Organ); Chair, Organ Department
For the past seven decades, our organ and sacred music students have consistently emerged from our program as players and scholars of the highest caliber. You can find them throughout the world, in integral roles at churches and academic settings, or experiencing success in the concert field.
As a student in this program, you will have the opportunity to take courses in applied organ, organ literature, sacred music, organ construction and design, and improvisation. Many organ majors participate in our Sacred Music Practicum, a laboratory environment in which you are able to gain experience in a wide variety of areas related to sacred music, including choral conducting, console conducting, anthem accompaniment, vocal and rehearsal techniques, and improvisation.
In addition to academic coursework, applied lessons, and ensemble participation, you will have the chance to engage in professional activities. The Bloomington Chapter of the American Guild of Organists—an affiliate of the largest professional organization for organists in the United States and Canada—is comprised primarily of students.