Person playing organ


There are two ways to study organ at BYU-Idaho: the group class and individual studio instruction (known as "Applied Music Lessons"). Group organ instruction (Music 106) is offered for beginning organ students each semester for credit.

Students may enroll in applied organ lessons for credit. There are four options for private lessons:

  • Enroll in Music 158B for individual instruction in organ as  a non-music major.
  • Study organ as part of a music cluster.
  • Minor in music with an emphasis in organ.
  • Earn the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Organ.

Scholarship assistance is available. Please contact Dr. Daniel Kerr with any additional questions.

Student performance opportunities include:

  • Providing music for the weekly Devotionals in the BYU-Idaho Center
  • Student organ recitals during Forum hour (Thursdays at 2pm)
  • Performances with various vocal and instrumental ensembles
  • Providing music at graduation ceremonies, new student convocations, etc.
  • Semester projects (Organ Festival, Hymn Festival, Study tours of instruments)

In addition, the organ faculty and outside artists present recitals and masterclasses throughout the year.

The campus is home to four fine pipe organs:

Additional electronic instruments are located in the BYU-Idaho Center*, Hart Auditorium, Hinckley Chapel, the teaching studio, and three additional practice rooms.

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Organ console at the I-Center

Organ Faculty

Woman playing the organ

Ensemble Auditions