What programs does the Department of Music offer?

The Department of Music at BYU-Idaho offers a wide range of music degrees. Bachelor of Music degrees offer specialties in vocal and instrumental performance as well as jazz studies. Bachelor of Music in Education degrees offer emphases in choral education, band education, and orchestra education and prepare students for achieving certification to teach in public schools. The Bachelor of Musical Arts degree offers music study with a complementary non-music emphasis to prepare for private lesson teaching or for further studies in music history, theory, or composition. The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is a liberal arts degree that allows students to develop a strong competency in music while completing significant studies in other areas: pre-professional requirements, preparing for graduate studies in related fields or preparing for music-related careers. The department also offers clusters, concentrations, and minors in music.

Why should I consider majoring in music?

If you have a solid background in music and are interested in music or music-related careers that provide opportunities to be creative and expressive in the service of others, consider looking into majoring in music.

What interests and values are related to music?

Success in music requires scholarship, discipline, and years of practice. Traits of successful musicians include expressivity, creativity, cooperation, communication, and perseverance.

What career fields are related to music?

  • Performance
  • Music Education public schools
  • Music in Higher Education
  • Music Theory & Composition
  • Music Related Careers:
    • Arts Management
    • Performance Related Medicine
    • Intellectual Property Law
    • Music Retail
    • Music Technology
    • Music Software

How can I learn more about music?

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Contact Source:

College of Performing & Visual Arts Career and Academic Advising
Location: Chapman 107
Phone: 208-496-9870
Email: cpvaadvising@byui.edu