May 12, 2021  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Master of Music - Organ Performance Track

Colleges  > Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts  > Moores School of Music  > Master of Music Programs  > Organ Performance Track


To provide advanced training and performance experience for students pursuing a career in music performance.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

In addition or supplementary to the admission requirements stated on the Moores School of Music Master of Music Programs  page, applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in music (preferably in applied music).
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.00 for last 60 term hours and 3.00 for all music hours.
  3. Submission of TOEFL scores (as applicable) that meet University of Houston minimum standards.
  4. Full senior recital in the undergraduate degree program.
  5. Beginning graduate-level performance ability as determined in an audition before members of the graduate faculty.
  6. Satisfactory results on entrance examinations in music theory and music history. (Unsatisfactory results will require remedial coursework beyond courses required for the degree.)

Degree Requirements:

  • Comprehensive Examination Requirement: Students must pass a comprehensive examination in the last term of study.
  • Recital Requirement: Students are required to present one full solo recital.


  • Complete 12.0 Credit Hours¹ from:

  • Credit Hours: 3.0

    Complete 2.0 Credit Hours from:

  • MUSI 6204 - Applied Choral Conducting Credit Hours: 2.0 OR
  • Credit Hours: 2.0

    21.0 Credit Hours in the following:

  • MUSI 6327 - Collaborative Skills for Organists I Credit Hours: 3.0
  • MUSI 6328 - Collaborative Skills for Organists II Credit Hours: 3.0
  • MUSI 6329 - Seminar in Organ Literature Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Music Theory Elective Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Music History/Literature Electives² Credit Hours: 6.0


¹ Additional hours of applied study in the major area are not applied toward the degree plan.

² Students are encouraged to take a literature course in their discipline.

Program Total: 35.0 Credit Hours