Organ/Church Music

The Program

TCU has a long and distinguished tradition of training organists and church musicians, offering the Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance, Bachelor of Music in Church Music, and Master of Music in Organ Performance degrees. Financial aid of various kinds is available; need based, merit or performance based, and church vocation scholarships; graduate assistantships pay full tuition plus a stipend.


There are five pipe organs on campus, including a four-manual, sixty rank Möller (tonal design by Richard Whitelegg) in Ed Landreth Auditorium a three-manual, thirty-six rank Ross King in Carr Chapel, a two-manual, nineteen rank Sipe tracker in the organ studio, and practice organs by Möller and Reuter. There is ample practice time available on all of these instruments. In addition the school owns two Kingston harpsichords and a collection of Renaissance and Medieval wind and string instruments. Students will have frequent opportunities to perform in both recital and chapel services. TCU's outstanding choral department provides excellent training in singing and conducting.

Additional Educational Opportunities

TCU is frequently the site of organ recitals and masterclasses by major guest artists. In addition, Fort Worth has a very active AGO Chapter. The Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex is an unusually rich cultural environment with many fine church pipe organs, concert halls, musical organizations and museums.

For further information about organ and church music at TCU, contact:
Dr. H. Joseph Butler
Professor of Music and University Organist
Texas Christian University
School of Music
TCU Box 297500 - Fort Worth, Texas 76129
Fax: 817.257.7344