MUSP4512 - Basic Organ Playing


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical examination 100/100 20 minutes

Course content

  • Individual instruction, independent training.
  • Basic course in how the organ is built and how it works, including an overview over the European History of Organ.
  • Course in physiology including physiology, prevention of strain injuries, relaxation, concentration and warm-up exercises.

Learning outcome


The candidate:

  • has knowledge about and controls relevant techniques in interpretation, practicing, musical performance preparations, and how to prevent body strain damages
  • has basic knowlegde of the main content of the repertoire on his/her instrument
  • has basic knowlegde of how the organ works and the history of the instrument.


The candidate:

  • shows skills in artistic expression
  • has instrumental/vocal skills on a level that makes he/she able to carry out their artistic intentions
  • can work goal-oriented and independent, alone and together with others
  • has developed good ear and listening skills in the work with the main instrument.

Learning methods and activities

  • Individual instruction during course weeks
  • Concert forum in group during course weeks
  • Project - various instruction.
  • Principal instrument report must be submitted at the end of autumn and spring term.
  • Compulsory course in Physiology
  • Compulsory course in Organ Knowledge

Instruction is obligatory and demands minimum 80% attendance.

Compulsory assignments

  • Course in Physiology
  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction
  • Course in Organ Knowlegde

Further on evaluation

Practical exam: 20 minutes effective playing. All compulsory courses must be completet before the exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Church Music (ÅKIRKMUS)
Music Performance Studies (BMUSP)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the One-year Programme in Church Music.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Performance Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Practical examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Practical examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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