Degree Information


The BYU-Idaho Department of Music offers four baccalaureate degrees:

BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN EDUCATION (890)

The Bachelor of Music in Education (BMED) is a professional degree designed to prepare students for a music teaching career, specializing in orchestra, choir, or band. Students will prepare to receive a K-12 teaching certificate. Students are given opportunities to teach in local schools, including a full semester of student teaching as the capstone experience.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE (693)

The Bachelor of Music in Performance is a professional degree designed to give students a deep, immersive performance experience on their individual instrument or specialty, and includes substantial recital and ensemble requirements. Many performance majors will continue their studies in graduate school, preparing for careers in the music performance field.

BACHELOR OF MUSICAL ARTS (690)

The Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMA) provides a concentrated focus in music, with emphasis in general, or string pedagogy. This degree requires students to pursue significant studies in a secondary non-music discipline.

BACHELOR OF ARTS (687)

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree (BA) is a liberal arts degree designed to give students a broad education with general emphasis in music. Students use this degree to prepare for career tracks requiring a broad education or to prepare for graduate studies in non-music fields such as medical, dental, law, business, or other professional studies.

MINOR IN MUSIC (159)

The music minor gives students not majoring in music opportunities and experiences to explore the music field and strengthen existing knowledge and skills. Requirements include courses in theory, history, performance ensembles, and a wide variety of electives.


Music therapy degrees are not offered at BYU-Idaho, but course planning is offered to assist students who may choose to pursue music therapy programs elsewhere.

The BYU-Idaho Department of Music catalog* contains more detailed information regarding degree requirements and policies. For more help with degree planning, click the “Advising” link below.

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