Electric Organ Course

Achieve harmony with various music to take on the challenges of creating varied music

The electronic organ is a new instrument that has only been around for half a century, but has been recognized as one of the musical instruments that is essential to modern musical expressions. This is because a single unit can make available a diverse range of tones that far exceed the number of all tones of all musical instruments available with an orchestra, and is capable of fusing diverse musical styles. In order to learn the electronic organ, therefore, a student must not only learn techniques for performance and expression, but they are also required to gain sound making knowledge and skills for improvised performance, as well as capabilities to compose and arrange music.
 A practical curriculum for learning both genres of classical and popular music in a specialized, as well as transversal, manner, is made available in the Electronic Organ Program, the first of its kind on offer from a college of music in Japan. An emphasis is also placed on the practical training of ensemble and broadening potentials of expressions using an electronic organ, something not seen at other colleges of music, This is achieved, for instance, by reading scores directly without arranging them under the instruction of professional conductors, or by performing orchestra parts for orchestra music and concerts using multiple units of electronic organs.
 Furthermore, popular ensemble consists of learning about styles of music with support provided by professional musicians.
 Instructions are provided on performance, sound making, composition and arrangement by as many as 15 first-class performers, composers and conductors. Performers and educators who achieve a diverse range of expressions through the use of an electronic organ, a contemporary musical instrument, are trained by the substantiated curriculum.

  • Performance expressions, sound making, as well as professional composition and arrangement techniques, are taught by 15 first-class performers, composers and conductors.
  • A diversified curriculum for specialized and practical learning for both classical and popular genres.
  • Cultivate a career as a musician by experiencing a large number of performances not as a soloist, but also as a member of an ensemble.

Curriculum

Required Courses
Electronic Organ Performance Method Research I to IV
Elective Courses for Specialization
  • Electronic Organ Performance Method 1 & 2
  • Electronic Organ Studio
  • Electronic Orchestra Exercises 1 to 4
  • Performance Grade Master Course 1 to 4
  • Instruction Grade Master Course 1 to 4
  • Arrangement Exercises
  • Creative Exercises
  • Popular Performance Method Research 1 & 2
  • Research on Popular Music Special Performance methods 1 to 4
  • Orchestration
  • Piano Practical Skills 1 to 4
  • Jazz Solfège I & II
  • Jazz Harmony I & II
  • R&P History
  • Pipe Organ Practical Training
  • Chamber Music Research 2 to 4
  • Ensemble/Laboratory 3 to 4
  • Graduation Research
Elective Courses for Specialization & Liberal Arts Courses (common for all programs)
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