The School of Music’s organ program helps students develop into skilled performers; well versed in organ history, literature, design, pedagogy and church music.
In addition to housing an six-organ practice room, the school has onsite a pipe practice organ, the Moller 2/7, and one of the most outstanding organs in Utah, the Lively Fulcher 3/64, both of which students use for practice and performance.
The school’s Schreiner Organ Endowment supports master classes in collaboration with the active local American Guild of Organists chapter, most recently German organists Frank Scheffler and Felix Hell. Through the school’s Organ Preparatory Program, which offers group classes and private lessons to the community, students receive hands on teaching experience, under faculty supervision.
The surrounding Salt Lake Community offers numerous opportunities for organists and lovers of organ music alike, with the annual Eccles Organ Festival at Cathedral of the Madeleine and weekly organ recitals at the Mormon Tabernacle on Temple Square.
This relatively young program already has graduated students who have advanced to doctoral programs at New Jersey's Westminster Choir College and Brigham Young University.
Dr. Linda Margetts, adjunct assistant professor, gave a lecture on "The French Classical Organ" at Brigham Young University's 2012 Church Music Workshop.
The U held its first Summer Organ Workshop for young people with intermediate piano skills to learn about the organ in August 2012.