Internship or externship in creative, 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: organ technique, organ repertoire, hymn playing, music theory, organ registration, and sight-reading. Includes review on many level-one topics.
Earlier editions of the textbook by Paul Harker, <i>Basic Materials in Music Theory</i>, may be used in place of the edition listed.
Prerequisite: 
Formal organ training in technique, hymn playing, and registration and an understanding of basic music theory topics (intervals, major and minor scales, key signatures).
Course Outline: 
  1. Manual and Pedal Technique--Review
  2. Organ Types and Components
  3. Music Theory: Intervals
  4. Non-Speaking Stops
  5. Music Theory: The Basic and Major Scales
  6. Classification of Organ Stops by Pitch and by Family
  7. Hymn Registration
  8. Music Theory: The Minor Scales
  9. Solo and Accompaniment Registration
  10. Music Theory: Key Signatures
  11. Decision Making and Score Preparation