WELCOME TO THE
BYU SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Our focus is on cultivating individual talents and fostering some of the most respected music ensembles in any academic setting.
BECOME A PART OF OUR
MUSIC COMMUNITY
We have more than 550 majors, 50 full-time faculty members, 50 part-time faculty members and numerous support personnel who make up the School of Music.
JOIN ONE OF OUR
EXCEPTIONAL ENSEMBLES
The myriad of ensembles we offer make it possible for every student to find a group that fits their skill, schedule, and favorite style of music.

BECOME A PART OF
THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC FAMILY

The mission of the School is revealed in the daily activities of the faculty, administration, staff and students.

BRIGHT FUTURE

One of the lasting traditions of Brigham Young University is its strong cultural emphasis and support of the fine arts. Today the BYU School of Music continues this tradition as it leads toward a bright future.

MEET WITH ONE OF OUR ADVISORS

Visit our academic advisors who are dedicated to your success, and commit their best efforts to your early major exploration, educational planning and timely graduation. To schedule an appointment, call 801-422-3777, or stop by our office in D-444 of the Harris Fine Arts Center.

JOIN ONE OF OUR ENSEMBLES

The myriad of ensembles at BYU make it possible for every student to find a group that fits their skill, schedule and favorite style of music. Representing BYU across the world, many of the touring ensembles are among the most widely traveled collegiate groups and offer performers a cosmopolitan educational experience.

The BYU School of Music Welcomes New Faculty for Fall 2018

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Dan Bryce is the newly appointed Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Brigham Young University. He greatly enjoys teaching and has previously held positions at Utah Valley University and Snow College. Professionally, Dan has worked as a freelance musician in Boston, Seattle, and Utah. Read more.

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Jason Bergman will be joining the music faculty of the Brigham Young University School of Music as Associate Professor of Trumpet in August 2018. He currently is trumpet professor at the renowned University of North Texas College of Music, and during summers, he is a faculty member of the Idyllwild Arts Chamber Festival.
Read more.

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Darren Bastian will join the music faculty at Brigham Young University in August 2018 as Assistant Professor of Percussion. He is a proud alumnus of BYU and a skilled percussionist whose teaching experience includes both higher education and secondary schools. Read more.

LIVE STREAMING

Thousands applauded last semester in the de Jong Concert Hall, while more than twelve thousand others cheered at the same time in fifty other countries. Thanks to BYU School of Music’s new streaming system, anyone around the world with Internet can join the audience for many of our events.

The new experience provides three high-definition cameras, each equipped with the ability to zoom in, pan out and switch angles. These effects are hand-operated to provide a personalized tour of each performance while highlighting individual performers. Read more.

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Celebrate Musical Artistry

Collaboration and artistic cooperation

The School of Music celebrates musical artistry and understanding as core elements of the human experience, crucial components of a liberal education, and central aspects of a spiritual life.

In the School of Music, students learn self-expression and self-discipline through rigorous practice and passionate performance. They develop an acute sensitivity for collaboration and artistic cooperation through intensive ensemble work. In the study of music theory and history, students learn to hear and appreciate various musical languages, distinguish nuances of style, and discern the connections between musical developments and their cultural contexts.

Students learn in a variety of situations: private lessons, small seminars, multimedia labs, ensembles, recitals, and lectures. They are encouraged to participate actively in the vibrant musical environment of the School of Music by attending concerts, lectures, and workshops, and by contributing to a student culture of independently motivated artistic engagement. These experiences foster a holistic approach that embraces academic rigor, artistic intuition, creative ambition, physical grace, and expressive eloquence.

In pursuit of the University’s spiritual aims, students learn the divinity inherent in creativity and the devotion expressed by the nurturing of one’s craft.

Take a look at our calendar.

Purchase tickets for the many events featured throughout the year in the college.

MUSIC DANCE THEATRE

The Music Dance Theatre, a nationally accredited course of study leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at BYU, is an interdisciplinary, limited enrollment program designed to train young performers for a career in musical theatre and related performance disciplines.

PERFORMING ARTS MANAGEMENT

Performing Arts Management is the managing agency for BYU’s performing companies and functions in professional as well as educational circles. The touring program typically has 400 performances each year, reaches 140 cities in 20 countries annually, and appear before millions on foreign and domestic television.

GROUP FOR NEW MUSIC

Group for New Music features student and faculty performers and conductors presenting the prominent works of our time. The concerts frequently include World and US premieres of BYU faculty compositions, and provide students with an excellent opportunity to experience music at the cutting edge.

BYU OPERA THEATRE

BYU Opera Theatre is the longest continuing opera training program west of the Mississippi. Fall semester features a full opera production, with opera scenes in the winter, and a chamber opera each spring. The Opera Workshop class provides additional training in skills for performance and interpretation.

BYU School of Music On-Air at Classical 89

BYU School of Music On-Air features the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and other select faculty and student performers.

SCHEDULE
Weekdays at 1 and 8:30 pm (MDT)
on 89.1 FM or online at
www.classical89.org/streaming

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