Admission and Scholarship Deadlines

Priority Music Department Application and Audition Deadline: February 1, 2018
On-campus Audition Day: January 25-26, 2018
Satellite Auditions in Utah
Ensign Stake Center: 135 A Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
(Contact LuWana Roberts to schedule an audition):
January 27, 2018

Music Major Admission

Students seeking a degree in music at BYU-Idaho must be accepted as a music major before enrolling in first-semester major classes. This admissions process is separate from the University admissions application.

To be accepted as a music major, students must: complete and submit the Music Admissions Application, perform a solo audition, and take the Musicianship Placement Exam. Click on “Apply Now” for more detailed instructions.

After a student has been accepted as a major and begun taking music courses, they must be granted “continuing music major status” in order to continue in a specific degree program. This status is contingent upon successful completion of first-year coursework and competency in the student’s specific area of study.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are required to follow the admissions procedure outlined above.


The Department of Music offers merit-based awards up to full tuition for incoming and transfer students. Preference for scholarship awards is typically given to students pursuing music degrees, but in many areas non-music majors are also eligible. To be considered for a music scholarship, students should follow the admissions procedure outlined above, plus submit two letters of recommendation.

Steps for Applying

  1. Apply to BYU-Idaho

    BYU-Idaho Application
  2. Complete & Submit Music Application for Admission & Scholarship

    This application is completed and submitted online to the Department of Music.

  3. Audition!

    Live auditions are held on the dates listed below, or by appointment with a faculty member. Auditions can be scheduled by contacting the Department of Music, 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.

    Audition Requirements

If you want to apply for a music scholarship,

Submit 2 Letters of Recommendation

For scholarship consideration, two letters are required: one from a private instructor, and one from an ensemble director. To submit letters online, students should: download the pdf, complete Part I of the document, email it to the recommender, and then have the recommender submit the letter by clicking on the "Submit" button. The files must be edited using Adobe Reader (not Preview). The letters may also be printed, completed by hand, and then scanned and emailed to

Private Instructor (PDF)*
Ensemble Director (PDF)*

* Adobe Acrobat Download