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Organ Study at UNI


Organ Study at UNI




Named one of the "Best universities in the Midwest" by The Princeton Review, the University of Northern Iowa has the "right fit" for students from all background and with all interests: the right size campus (around 12,000 students), the right size classes (23 students on average) and the right number of majors, minors, and over 160 areas of study.  You will meet professors who put students and teaching first, have the opportunity make your mark in 250+ clubs and organizations, and experience how great it is to live on campus in the student-friendly town of Cedar Falls. If you want an outstanding education at a reasonable cost, UNI is the right fit!


Our School of Music is recognized as one of the finest music schools in the Midwest, with nearly 350 music majors. The 40+ faculty have gained national and international reputations as performers, scholars, educators, conductors, and composers. 
Educational experiences at UNI include personal attention to build skill and technique, outstanding facilities to promote studies, and abundant opportunities to showcase individual talent. World-class artists visit UNI each year and give students access to the finest musical talents of our time.

Our Music Education majors graduate with a nearly 100% job placement rate at schools across Iowa and the midwest, and performance majors often go on to top-tier graduate music programs around the nation.  School of Music ensembles travel the world, with choral and instrumental performance tours taking students to Iceland, Norway, Ireland, Italy and England in the past year alone!  The UNI School of Music is a perfect place to make life-long friendships and start building a rewarding career in music


Organ majors and minors at UNI experience highly tailored, individual attention from the organ faculty.  Students develop strong, physically engaged organ technique and musicianship, building skills as performers, church musicians and future educators.  Our Hellmuth Wolff Op.43 French romantic tracker organ offers a perfect instrument on which to develop precision and sensitivity as an organist

UNI offers a range of music degree, all with highly-affordable tuition

  • Bachelor of Arts in music
  • Bachelor of Music in performance
  • Bachelor of Music Education, instrumental or choral
  • Master of Arts in music
  • Master of Music in performance
  • Artist Diploma

Scholarships are available every year for organ majors!  

Contact Dr. Randall Harlow to visit and have a free organ lesson


Apply to UNI!

Apply to UNI!


 HOW to apply


Applying to the School of Music is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Just follow these three steps:

  1. Apply for an Audition and Scholarships to the School of Music: http://www.uni.edu/music/music-supplement-university-scholarship-application
  2. Apply for Admission to the University: http://www.uni.edu/admissions/apply/
  3. To Apply for additional University Scholarships complete the UNIversity Scholarship Application at: https://cgi.access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/finaid/scholarship_app_v2/scholarship_app_v2.cgi

AUDITION DATES for 2017 admission and scholarships will be held December 2, 2016, January 28, 2017 and February 3, 2017


Contact the organ faculty

Please contact us to learn more about studying the pipe organ at the University of Northern Iowa, to arrange an audition, or to visit and schedule a lesson