Chair, Department of Organ
For 80 years, Jacobs Organ Department graduates have been consistently recognized as some of the world’s most celebrated performers, teachers, scholars, and church musicians.
We are committed to creating an environment in which each student is encouraged to explore new territory while also pursuing special areas of interest with faculty who bring world-renowned expertise in the fields of performance, scholarship, teaching, and sacred music.
Our broad curriculum includes a thorough grounding in performance studies—including an emphasis on improvisation—as well as courses in organ literature, design, construction, and pedagogy, and applied, historical, and philosophical courses in sacred music.
Most students take advantage of one or more affiliated areas of applied study, such as carillon, harpsichord, piano, choral conducting, and voice, and all benefit from practice, study, and performance on exceptional mechanical-action pipe organs.