When you study organ at 6ͼ, your curriculum will emphasize performance and practical training inaspects of church music, choral studies and teaching.

Church music internships are a key component of your program — they provide stipends, partial scholarship support and real-world experience. Each year, you’ll participate in master classes by organists of international standing.

You’ll practice and perform on a variety of instruments, including the recently renovated three-manual mechanical-action Holtkamp in 6ͼ's Kulas Hall, practice organs by Ruggles and Holtkamp, and outstanding instruments in a number of other area churches.

Alumni Success

Meet Leslie Teardo

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Leslie Teardo is the associate organist at SaintLuke's Episcopal Church in Birmingham Alabama. She earned her bachelor's in both Organ Performance and Dalcroze Eurhythmics from6ͼ, studying with Todd Wilson and David Brown. She received her master's from Yale University.

Notable 6ͼ Organists

  • Joseph Rush
  • John Alexander
  • Kyle Ballantine
  • Scott Hayes
  • Hyunju Hwang
  • Kevin Kwan
  • Paula Maust
  • Patrick Parker
  • Abigail Rockwood
  • Marquis Ryan
  • Michael Schaner
  • Nicholas Steltzer
  • Leslie Teardo
  • David Uschold

Concerts and events

Dec 8 Fri
6:30 pm
Junior Recital: Remy Howard, double bass
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Dec 10 Sun
5:00 pm
Dec 11 Mon
3:00 pm
Junior Recital: Jay Lipsutz, viola
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Dec 11 Mon
5:00 pm
Harp Studio Recital
Harp, Conservatory Student Recitals