Organ

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A Degree in Organ Performance

The Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance provides students with multiple opportunities to acquire a varied repertoire representing the major stylistic periods in an effort to prepare them for the exigencies of the professional field, including the American Guild of Organists (AGO) Organ Certification. Performance opportunities include participation in large ensembles (FIU Symphony Orchestra, Choirs, Collegium Musicum) and chamber music. Regular recitals given by members of the American Guild of Organists and guest performers enable students to participate in master classes throughout the year.

B.M. in Organ Performance

Audition Requirements

Repertoire Requirements: Representative works from the major area of organ literature:

  • a major Bach work
  • a Romantic a work
  • a contemporary work

Technique:

  • Selections from all Major and Harmonic minor scales and arpeggios, four octaves, in unison, without pedal.
  • Must include the following Major Scales and Arpeggios (4 octaves, in unison): Eb major, B major, Ab major
  • Must include the following Harmonic Minor Scales and Arpeggios (4 octaves, in unison): C# minor, Eb minor, F# minor, B minor

Audition Dates

Qualified candidates will be invited to audition in person at FIU. Organized auditions are held three times per year, but can be scheduled at other times throughout the year upon request. Applicants who wish to be considered for University merit-based scholarships should attend the November 4th audition date. Theory and history placement tests will be given during organized audition days. Upcoming audition dates include:

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018

 

 

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Keyboard Studies

Dr. Jose Lopez

(305) 348-3697

lopezjr@fiu.edu

WPAC 147C

 

M.M. in Organ Performance

Audition Requirements

Repertoire Requirements: Representative works from the major area of organ literature: 

  • a major Bach work
  • a Romantic work
  • a contemporary work

Technique:

  • Selections from all Major and Harmonic minor scales and arpeggios, four octaves, in unison, without pedal.
  • Must include the following Major Scales and Arpeggios (4 octaves, in unison): Eb major, B major, Ab major
  • Must include the following Harmonic Minor Scales and Arpeggios (4 octaves, in unison): C# minor, Eb minor, F# minor, B minor

Audition Dates

Qualified candidates will be invited to audition in person at FIU. Organized auditions are held three times per year, but can be scheduled at other times throughout the year upon request. Applicants who wish to be considered for University merit-based scholarships should attend the November 4th audition date. Theory and history placement tests will be given during organized audition days. Upcoming audition dates include:

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018

 

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Keyboard Studies

Dr. Jose Lopez

(305) 348-3697

lopezjr@fiu.edu

WPAC 147C

 

 

Sydell Ida Wertheim Organ

The Sydell Ida Wertheim Organ is the spotlight of the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center at FIU. The prestigious 125 year old Schantz Organ Company took nearly a year to build the 26-ton organ that is the largest in Miami-Dade County and one of the most technologically advanced in the country. This magnificent instrument features a solid-oak console with four manual keyboards and a pedal clavier that controls its 4,255 pipes. It provides a wonderful tool for aspiring organists and unparalled performance opportunities for seasoned virtuosi.

Just as the performing arts center was made possible through the generosity of Herbert and Nicole Wertheim, so has their kindness made FIU the recipient of this exceptional instrument. In gratitude, the university dedicated the concert organ to the memory of Dr. Herbert Wertheim’s mother, Sydell Ida Wertheim, who passed away in 1997.

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