Each year, the BYU-Idaho Department of Music proudly hosts over 250 performances featuring 27 student ensembles, faculty recitals, world-class guest artists, and collaborative events. Among these are the popular BYU-Idaho Christmas Concert, Patriots and Pioneers, and the Sacred Music Series. These events have become an important part of BYU-Idaho's culture and traditions. Performances are open for BYU-Idaho students, faculty, family, and the community to enjoy! Check out the calendar our Facebook Page to stay updated on all of our events! Don't miss your opportunity to see these performances!

Upcoming Events


Evan Dunn & Jen Townsely "The Telephone & Other Silly Stories"

Jennifer Townsley-Soprano, Evan Dunn-Baritone, and Allison Vest-Collaborative Pianist will perform a selection of comedic songs from the operatic repertoire, as well as The Telephone, a one act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, in English. Come see how a young man struggles to get his girlfriend to notice him while she is happily preoccupied with social media platforms on her phone. Monday, 10/14/2019 | 5:45 PM | Snow Recital Hall | Free Admission | Event Dress

Symphony Band

The Symphony Band is pleased to present its first concert of the semester on Tuesday, October 15. The repertoire selections all include references to dance. From Robert Russell Bennett’s Suite of Old American Dances to Yo Goto’s Dancing in Rain, your foot will be tapping and your heart singing. Please join us for a wonderful evening if fun dance music in the Barrus Concert Hall. Tuesday, 10/15/2019 | 7:30 PM | Barrus Concert Hall | Event Dress

Jazz Combos

Featuring the music of Thelonius Monk - Jazz Pianist. Wednesday, 10/16/2019 | 7:30 PM | Ensemble Hall | Classroom Dress

Sinfonietta

The BYU-Idaho Sinfonietta will present two exciting musical works on Friday, October 18th, beginning with the Serenade for Strings by Josef Suk, late 19th-century Bohemian composer and student of Antonin Dvorak. The Serenade is notable for its sweeping, luscious melodies, elegant dance rhythms, and driving energy. The group will then perform one of Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Paris” Symphonies, No. 83, nicknamed “La Poule.” This work was written in the 1780’s when Haydn began building an international reputation. It is masterfully crafted and marked by clever motivic construction and moments of unusual articulation – please join us and see if you think the nickname “chicken” fits! Friday, 10/18/2019 | 7:30 PM | Barrus Concert Hall | Event Dress

Samuel Deason Recital

Internationally prize-winning pianist, Samuel Deason, will present a full-length guest artist piano solo recital featuring works by Chopin, Rameau, Faure, Grieg, Berg, Busoni, Rachmaninov and Liszt. Tuesday, 10/22/2019 | 7:00 PM | Recital Hall | Event Dress | Free Admission

Student Organ Recital

The Student Organ Recital features a wide variety of music covering several centuries of music history written for the organ. Come and enjoy the artistry of talented student organists as they perform on the magnificent Ruffatti pipe organ. Wednesday, 10/23/2019 | 7:30 PM | Barrus Concert Hall | Event Dress | Free Admission