The Peabody Conservatory of Music offers a program of studies in organ at both graduate and undergraduate level under the direction of Donald Sutherland, one of the most renowned performers and teachers in the country. Peabody organ students and graduates have won many prestigious competitions and awards and hold distinguished positions in churches and schools of music.
In 1998, Peabody installed a magnificent new Holtkamp organ which was custom built for the Conservatory's historic Griswold Hall. Griswold Hall, with its Renaissance Revival architecture, is one of the most elegant spaces in the original conservatory building.
Specialized areas of instruction, such as Keyboard Ornamentation, Continuo Performance, Organ Literature, and Church Music, provide students with the breadth and depth of study necessary to ensure a successful career as a professional organist. The Organ Department is enriched by association with a thriving Early Music program and a strong tradition in choral performance and composition.