Process & Key Dates

All undergraduate applicants to the BYU School of Music must follow the application process detailed below. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the school’s undergraduate programs.

All applicants — including those to the composition, commercial music programs — must audition on a chosen instrument or voice. Each instrument and major have specific audition requirements that you should start to prepare early. In addition, Composition program and the Commercial Music program each have their own requirements.

Admissions to the Music Education and Music Dance Theater programs are independent from the general School of Music application process. Please see the Music Education audition requirements or Music Dance Theatre pages for more information about applying to these programs.

All other applicants should complete the following steps (unless otherwise specified):

December 1 (priority)—February 1 (final) Submit BYU ApplicationAll students must apply both to BYU and to the School of Music. Once you apply to BYU, you will be given a NET ID user name (not a BYU ID number) and password, which you will need to apply to the School of Music. Students often do not find out whether they have been accepted to the university until after their audition with the School of Music.
December 1

Classical Voice, Violin, Piano and Commercial Music applicants only:

First week of January Classical Voice, Violin, Piano and Commercial Music applicants only: Notification date for live audition invitations. Those invited who cannot attend live auditions may still be considered for the program.
January 15

Composition applicants only: Portfolio postmark deadline.

Last Saturday in January

You may complete either a recorded or a live audition. Auditions can be scheduled online after both the application and recommendation have been received by the School of Music office.

** Accepted up to day of audition. If you plan on mailing your portfolio, do so early to ensure timely arrival.

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