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Music

Keyboard Studies

Entrance Requirements

Piano

  1. Prepare the following 4 octave scales and arpeggios:

    1. MAJOR - All

    2. MINOR - All, harmonic form

  2. Prepare the following repertoire that shows proficiency in the instrument at an intermediate to advanced level:

    1. A selection from Bach (short preludes, Inventions and Sinfonias, Prelude and Fugues).

    2. A movement from a classical sonata of Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven.

    3. A piece from the Romantic or the Contemporary period.

    4. At least 2 of the pieces must be memorized.

  3. Sight-reading of selected literature.

Organ

  1. A major work by Bach.

  2. A major work form the Romantic or the Contemporary period.

 

KIMO SMITH

University of Hawaii, Loma Linda University at Riverside, and the University of Southern California. A student of Ladd Thomas at USC, he completed his Bachelor and Master degrees, magna cum laude, in Organ Performance. He was selected to receive the Organ Department Outstanding Achievement Award on both occasions. He received his D.M.A. in Organ Performance from the University of California at Los Angeles. He has been a faculty member in the department since 1990.

Dr. Smith is currently a member of the Brandstater Ensemble. He is also organist at the First Presbyterian Church in Hollywood and the University Church of Seventh-Day Adventists in Loma Linda.

EDUCATION
D.M.A. in Organ Performance from the University of
California at Los Angeles

CONTACT INFORMATION
ksmith@lasierra.edu
951-785-2180