We provide degree programs and experiences to prepare students for the rigors of a professional musical life. Whether in music education, studio pedagogy, performance, history and literature, or theory and composition, we invite you to study with us, build a strong foundation of knowledge and skills, and ultimately achieve your musical goals.

Our Degrees


The Bachelor of Music in Education (BMED) is a professional degree designed to prepare students for a music teaching career specializing in orchestra, choir, or band. Students will prepare to qualify for a K-12 teaching certificate. Students are given opportunities to teach in local schools, including a full semester of student teaching as the capstone experience.


The Bachelor of Music is a professional degree offering emphases in performance or jazz studies. These programs are designed to give students a deep, immersive experience and include substantial recital and ensemble requirements. Many performance and jazz studies students will continue their studies in graduate school, preparing for careers in the music performance and higher education fields.


The Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMA) provides a concentrated focus in music with a complementary secondary emphasis in a non-music discipline. This degree is typically pursued by those interested in string studio teaching or in continuing to graduate studies in music history or composition.


The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree (BA) is a liberal arts degree designed to give students a broad education with general emphasis in music. Students use this degree to prepare for career tracks requiring a broad education or to prepare for graduate studies in non-music fields such as medical, dental, law, business, or other professional studies.


The music minor gives students not majoring in music opportunities and experiences to explore the music field and strengthen existing knowledge and skills. Requirements include courses in theory, history, performance ensembles, and a wide variety of electives.

Music therapy degrees are not offered at BYU-Idaho, but course planning is offered to assist students who may choose to pursue music therapy programs elsewhere.

The  BYU-Idaho Department of Music catalog contains more detailed information regarding degree requirements and policies. For more help with degree planning, visit our advising page. 

Open Department of Music Catalog