Organ

Bachelor of Music (BM) or Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Master of Music (MM) or Graduate Certificate (GCRT)
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Prescreen Audition Information

Applicants to Organ must submit a recording to be pre-screened by the faculty. The results of this pre-screen will determine whether an applicant will be invited to perform a live audition on the USC campus in Los Angeles.

Note: Recordings will not be accepted via mail or email for this program. Recordings must be submitted online through the “Fall Slideroom portal” by the December 1st deadline. Any application not complete by December 1 may be removed from consideration.

  • Details on the prescreen recording repertoire requirements will be released on September 5th, 2014.
  • UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS- For instructions on how to access the Slideroom portal to submit your recording click HERE
  • GRADUATE APPLICANTS- For instructions on how to access the Slideroom portal to submit your recording click HERE

Live Audition Information

Based on the result of the pre-screen recording, the faculty will invite a select group of applicants to the USC campus in Los Angeles for a live audition. Three or more selections from various stylistic periods of the standard organ literature should be prepared for the audition. Organ auditions are generally not held on the scheduled Los Angeles audition dates. All organ applicants are urged to contact Dr. Ladd Thomas, chair of the department of organ studies, at (213) 740-7703 to further discuss audition requirements and arrangements for an audition appointment.

Generally, live auditions are preferred. In the event that a student is not able to perform the live audition at USC, s/he may request that a recording be considered in lieu of the live audition. Recordings will not be accepted via mail or email for this program. Recordings must be submitted online through the “Fall Slideroom portal” by the December 1st deadline. Any application not complete by December 1 may be removed from consideration.