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About Us: A Note From the Department Chair


What a great opportunity it is to experience music-making with the rising generation!

The BYU-Idaho Department of Music offers a full palette of performance, music education, and liberal arts degrees, with highly qualified faculty, including 22 full-time and over 40 adjunct faculty members.

We foster a student-centered atmosphere of cooperative and synergistic learning, working together to help each student achieve the highest possible musical standards. Small class sizes and studios facilitate more individual attention, with greater performance and leadership opportunities. Our tuition rates are very affordable and we offer both academic and music scholarships.

Our music graduates go on to successful music employment in public schools, military bands, and other areas. Additionally, our graduates receive placement in top graduate schools including Eastman School of Music, University of Southern California, New England Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and others.

The BYU-Idaho Department of Music has over 30 ensembles open to majors and non-majors, including orchestras, bands, choirs, jazz ensembles and chamber groups. Our rehearsal and performance facilities are outstanding and impressive, and include the amazing, new BYU-Idaho Center where we frequently invite well-known guest artists to perform with our ensembles. Several of our top ensembles regularly tour, both nationally and internationally, and all performing groups are open to majors and non-majors alike.

Please contact me or any of our faculty or staff if you have questions about our programs. We’d be happy to assist you. BYU-Idaho is definitely the best-kept secret in our Church Education System!

Sincerely,

Diane Soelberg
Chair, Department of Music
Brigham Young University-Idaho

Diane Soelberg conducting an ensemble
DIANE SOELBERG | DEPARTMENT CHAIR