Brass band playing

Brass

Students studying in the BYU-Idaho Brass Department receive thorough preparation in performing areas such as band, orchestra, jazz ensemble and chamber ensembles in both classical and jazz.

Jazz band playing

Jazz

The Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies with full and adjunct faculty for every jazz instrument, a Jazz Society, and opportunity to get off campus.

Close-up of hands playing the organ

Organ

There are two ways to study organ at BYU-Idaho: the group class and individual studio instruction (known as "Applied Music Lessons"). Group organ instruction (Music 106) is offered for beginning organ students each semester for credit.

Men playing drums

Percussion

Whether you are looking at percussion study as a career or hobby, we encourage you to audition for our ensembles. You'll enjoy multiple performance opportunities, a full complement of instruments, and the newly added percussion suite, which includes individual practice facilities for timpani, drum set, electronic percussion, multiple percussion, and keyboards.

Young man playing the piano

Piano

The Department of Music promotes an active program in both piano performance and pedagogy (teaching). It also sponsors an active student chapter of the Music Teachers National Association.

String ensemble playing

Strings

BYU-Idaho offers a comprehensive string education, granting baccalaureate degrees in performance, pedagogy and secondary education, with opportunities to participate in artistically satisfying and diverse performing ensembles.

Male choir singing

Voice

With seven choirs of varying size, skill, and commitment level, we give over 500 singers from majors all across campus a great spiritual, musical, and social experience each semester.

Woodwinds ensemble playing

Woodwinds

Students in this area receive thorough preparation in performance areas such as bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles and chamber ensembles. Performance opportunities are many and include concerts in the Barrus Concert Hall, other areas on campus, public schools, surrounding communities and performance tours across the country.