Internship or externship in creating, performing, producing, or teaching applications of major course work. Designed to provide motivation, direction, and instruction for organists to improve their skills in specific areas such as organ technique, organ repertoire, hymn playing, music theory, organ registration, and sight-reading. Includes a review of many level-one topics.
Earlier editions of the textbook by Paul Harker, Basic Materials in Music Theory, may be used in place of the edition listed. Students must pass all the assignments and exams to pass the course.
Formal organ training in technique, hymn playing, and registration
Lesson 1: Manual and Pedal Technique--Review
Lesson 2: Organ Types and Components
Lesson 3: Music Theory: Intervals
Lesson 4: Non-Speaking Stops
Lesson 5: Music Theory: The Basic and Major Scales
Lesson 6: Classification of Organ Stops by Pitch and by Family
Lesson 7: Hymn Registration
Lesson 8: Music Theory: The Minor Scales
Lesson 9: Solo and Accompaniment Registration
Lesson 10: Music Theory: Key Signatures
Lesson 11: Decision Making and Score Preparation