Organ, Carillon, & Church Music Auditions


Organists may audition in-person in the Bales Organ Recital Hall or by providing a recording, following a discussion with Drs. Michael Bauer and James Higdon.

Candidates for the following degrees should contact the faculty member listed below directly regarding audition repertoire choices and requirements:

  • Graduate Certificate in Music Performance
  • MM in Performance (Organ or Carillon)
  • MM in Church Music (Organ or Choral)
  • DMA in Performance (Organ)
  • DMA in Church Music (Organ or Choral)    

Faculty contact:  James Higdon, jhigdon@ku.edu and Michael Bauer, mbauer@ku.edu 


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