The University of Delaware Department of Music

The Jefferson organ will anchor a new minor in church music, being offered in the fall by the UD Department of Music. The minor is open to all students, regardless of major, with basic keyboard skills.

"In establishing the minor we not only increase the offerings of the music department, we help address the critical shortage of people going into the field," David Herman, chairperson of the music department, said.

"Churches are in bad shape in regard to organists. We frequently get calls asking us to supply a list of names of area organists and there just aren't many people out there," Herman said. "It's the same thing nationwide."

"The minor will allow us to equip interested students with basic skills in organčenough that they should be successful in assuming roles as churc organists."

For a detailed course outline, contact Herman in the Department of Music at (302) 831-2577.