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Coursework

KU organ and church music students at their annual fall retreatIn the graduate organ curriculum, KU offers courses in:

  • Organ literature and design (4 semester sequence)
  • Organ building
  • Organ pedagogy.

The graduate sequence in church music includes:

  • Improvisation (1 semester of German Baroque, and 1 semester of French symphonic)
  • Choral conducting (2 semester sequence)
  • The history of church music (3 semester sequence)
  • The history of liturgy
  • The Judeo-Christian tradition and the arts
  • Issues in religion and the arts.
  • Children’s choirs
  • Liturgical chant

Undergraduate students have a 4-year curriculum in organ and a separate four-year curriculum in church music.


Undergraduate Courses in Organ & Church Music
Graduate Courses in Organ & Church Music