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.
Feb. 1, 2023
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.
Contact us!

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

Phone: 208-496-4950 or Email:

How to Apply

1. Apply to BYU-Idaho

Before students can apply to the music program, they must apply to the university.  

2. Apply to 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).

3. Audition

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. 

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