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Admission & Scholarships
Applications to both BYU-Idaho and the Music Program are required.

How to Apply

Applications to BYU-Idaho and the Music Program are both required to complete.
Before students can apply to the music program, they must first apply to the university.

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Once you have finished applying to BYU-Idaho, proceed to Step 2 by applying to the Music Program.
Students must complete and submit the "Application for Music Admission and Scholarship."

This application is used both for music major admission and for scholarship consideration. If you are not applying for a scholarship, you still must complete the application. Music scholarships are available for non-music majors, depending on the instrument or specialty. Scholarship applicants must also submit two letters of recommendation (details below).

Apply to the Music Program
May 17, 2023 10:12 AM
Please combine all recorded audition components into one shareable video (one URL or link). We recommend using an unlisted YouTube video - include the URL in your music application. Candidates may be considered after February 1st, based on availability in individual studios.

Click on "Audition" to view specific audition requirements for each instrument. 

Learn About Auditions
February 1
Priority deadline for music applications and auditions (candidates may be admitted after the deadline, based on availability in each individual studio). This is also the deadline for scholarship applications.

Recorded auditions should be combined into one shareable video (one URL or link). We recommend using an unlisted YouTube video - include the URL in your music application.

Please contact the BYU-Idaho Department of Music with any questions.

208-496-4950 |

Music Major Admission

Before enrolling in first-semester major classes, students must be admitted as a music major. Each student should submit the Application for Music Admission and Scholarships, and perform an audition.

At the end of the first two semesters of coursework, students must also be granted "continuing music major status" in order to continue in a specific degree program. For more detailed information, see the Music section of the University Catalog:

Music Catalog

Chamber Orchestra performance
How to Apply for a Music Scholarship
The Department of Music offers merit-based awards up to full-tuition for incoming and transfer students. To be considered for a music scholarship, students must submit the Music Admission and Scholarships Application, an audition, plus two letters of recommendation. Private instructor and ensemble director recommendations are required.

Link to Letters of Recommendation Form