All students wishing to enter the Composition program must complete an online application and audition, in addition to submitting a portfolio to the Composition faculty for review.


Complete the online application at List “Music Composition” as your intended major. List your instrument in the instrument field. Once you complete AND submit the application, sign up for a time to audition on your chosen instrument OR mail a recorded audition.


All students wishing to major within the School of Music must complete an audition. You must follow the audition requirements for your chosen instrument listed online at


You must submit to the School of Music office a portfolio of three works you have written, works that you consider your best compositions so far.  These will circulate among the composition faculty. If the portfolio shows promise and your audition, if not competitive, still meets minimum standards for admission, the composition faculty’s positive recommendation could help enable you to be admitted to the School of Music.

Steven Ricks
Composition Department
Brigham Young University
C-490 Harris Fine Arts Center Provo, UT 84602

In addition, you must audition on a specific instrument, with its own repertoire requirements.

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