Priority Music Department Application and Audition Deadline (Applications will be accepted after Priority Deadline):

Feb. 1, 2020

Please call the Department of Music at 208-496-4951 for information about audition dates for Rexburg, Idaho, and Salt Lake City, Utah.

How to Apply

1. Apply to BYU-Idaho

Before students can apply to the music program, they must apply to the university.  

2. Apply to Music Program

Students must complete and submit the music program application for admission to the program as well as an opportunity for scholarships. This application is completed and submitted online to the Department of Music.

3. Audition

Live auditions are held on the dates listed, or by appointment with a faculty member. Auditions can be scheduled by contacting the Department of Music at 208-496-4951, and should be completed by the Priority Deadline. Candidates may be considered after February 1st, based on availability in the individual studios.

For some areas, a video audition is required (YouTube preferred). Click the button to view specific audition requirements for each instrument. 

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Music Major Admission

Before enrolling in first-semester major classes students must be accepted as a music major. Students must complete an application that includes:  the Music Admissions Application, audition, and Musicianship Placement Exam.

After a student has been accepted and begun taking music courses, they must be granted "continuing music major status" in order to continue in a specific degree program.

Music Scholarships

The Department of Music offers merit-based awards up to full tuition for incoming and transfer students. To be considered for a music scholarship, students should follow the admissions procedure outlined above, plus submit two letters of recommendation.

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