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Bachelor of Music
Music: Organ Performance (B.M.)
In this degree, students prepare for a career as a professional musician focusing on the pipe organ. Student organists will develop their skills as they practice and perform in recitals, choirs, instrumental ensembles, and campus devotionals.
Student Organ Recital
Hands-On Experience
With this degree, students will develop proficiency in organ performance, amply preparing them for service as a church organist, accompanist, recitalist, and careers related to church and sacred music, which can include publishing, arranging, and recording. The critical skills of hymn-playing, accompanying, improvisation, transposition, and arranging are all a part of this degree focus.

BYUI's Bachelor of Music degrees are designed to give students a deep, immersive experience and include substantial recital and ensemble requirements. Many performance students will continue their studies in graduate school, preparing for careers in the music performance and higher education fields.

Student performance opportunities include:
  • Providing music for the weekly Devotionals in the BYU-Idaho Center
  • Student organ recitals held throughout each semester
  • Performances with various vocal and instrumental ensembles
  • Providing music at graduation ceremonies, new student convocations, etc.
  • Semester projects (Organ Festival, Hymn Festival, Study travel tours of instruments)

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Music, with an Organ Performance emphasis, have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
As an organist, you wills play for a wide variety of church services and events. You will have ample opportunity to accompany choirs and soloists, as well as provide music for funerals, weddings, conferences, etc. There is also opportunity for organists to play as part of orchestras and other ensembles.
Organ Teacher
The extensive performing and repertoire requirements of this degree prepare students to successfully build teaching studios that support students with diverse goals and abilities.
Advanced Study
Students who complete this degree are prepared to audition and enter graduate level organ performance programs. With the degree’s substantial coursework in music history and literature, students may also choose to pursue additional studies in conducting, musicology, or theory and composition.

Getting Started in this degree

If you are interested in Organ Performance, start with one of the following major-specific courses.

Students are required to audition for this major and participate in an ensemble each semester.

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