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Sharing the Light Through Music

The BYU School of Music seeks truth in great music. We strive to lead in composition, performance, teaching, and understanding of music to serve the university, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the world through this divine gift.
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A New Era

Join us in January 2023 for the opening of new School of Music facilities
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Apply

May 28, 2022 02:21 AM
Prospective Students must apply to both BYU and the School of Music
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Music Building Update

Due to ongoing supply chain issues and labor shortages, construction is delayed on portions of the building. The finishing touches and technical calibration of the Concert Hall and other spaces will require additional time before their public debut. Faculty offices, the Choral Hall and other spaces are mostly complete.

Due to these delays, School of Music performances will be impacted, including ensembles. These performances are being rescheduled in both on- and off-campus venues. Ticketing updates will be communicated as soon as possible through BYU Tickets.
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The School of Music

The strength of the School of Music lies in its resources — students, faculty, facilities, the university, and the community. There are approximately 450 music majors in the School of Music pursuing their dreams while moving towards graduation.

OUR PROGRAMS

OUR PERFORMANCES

OUR FACULTY

Upcoming Performances

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Guest Artist: Miranda Wilson

7:30 PM
Wednesday, February 01
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Guest Artist: Robert McDonald

7:30 PM
Saturday, February 04
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Encore Lecture Series: Robert McDonald

11:00 AM
Thursday, February 09
Pianist Robert McDonald has toured extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America.

He has performed with major orchestras in the U.S. and was a recital partner with violinist Isaac Stern for many years. He has participated in the Marlboro, Casals, and Lucerne festivals, performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and for broadcasts over BBC Television.

He has also appeared with the Takács, Vermeer, Juilliard, Brentano, Borromeo, American, Shanghai, and St. Lawrence string quartets as well as with Musicians from Marlboro.
McDonald’s prizes include the gold medal at the Busoni International Piano Competition, the top prize at the William Kapell International Competition, and the Deutsche Schallplatten Critics Award.

His teachers include Theodore Rehl, Seymour Lipkin, Rudolf Serkin, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Beveridge Webster, and Gary Graffman.
He holds degrees from Lawrence University, the Curtis Institute of Music, Juilliard, and the Manhattan School of Music. A member of the piano faculty at Juilliard since 1999, McDonald has taught at the Curtis Institute since 2007, where he holds the Penelope P. Watkins Chair in piano studies.

During the summer, he is the artistic director of New Mexico’s Taos School of Music and Chamber Music Festival.
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Guest Artist: Pamela Z

7:30 PM
Thursday, February 09
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What is Happening in the School of Music

January 2023 Journal

Richard Antoine White with BYURadio, The Promise of and twelve days of Christmas, Richard Williams, Oscarson Lecture Series, HFAC Farewell Formal, Experiential Learning, accomplishments, and more
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October 2022 Journal

Kory Katseanes, Steven Hardy, The Merry Widow, Max Steiner: Maestro of Music, Newell Dayley, Sydnee Hinrichsen, Accomplishments, and more.
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Summer 2022 Journal

Beacons of Light, Alumni Concerts, New Music Videos, Zach Collier, 120 Years of BYU Opera, David Sargent Spotlight, Experiential Learning, Summer Camps, and Faculty & Student Accomplishments
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May 2022 Journal

No such thing as ordinary, international tours, summer camps, Don Peterson, student & faculty accomplishments, and recitals.
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April 2022 Journal

Student recitals, retiring faculty highlights, accomplishments, graduating seniors, the organ room, and more
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March 2022 Journal

Stories of our Time, Perfectionism Forum, Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival, Men's Chorus Alumni Music Video, and More
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Dec 2021 Journal

Q&A with CJ Madsen and his Opera, New SoM building renderings, Sanae Fujii, and More
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Oct 2021 Journal

Zémire at Azor, Amber Dahlburg from the Bell Tower, Living Room Music, Accomplishments, and More
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May 2021 Journal

Nathan Winters, Percussionist to Product Designer, BYU Singers in National Youth Choral Festival - Aegis Carminis, New Building Highlights, and More
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Dec 2020 Journal

A New Music Building approved, Quarantine Video Highlights, Virtual Recitals and Concerts, and More
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Other News

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Alumni Highlight: Richard Williams

January 17, 2023 01:00 PM
When asked what he has learned from his years of studying music, Williams responded, “I have learned that God answers your prayers when you are on the move. I think similarly with music, you have to be moving, you have to be creating, you have to be showing the world that you are good, because there is so much talent out there, and there is so much noise. It is important to stand out.”
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Alumni Highlight: Zach Collier

January 11, 2023 12:00 PM
Some people stumble upon music, others seek it out in each part of life. Zach Collier falls into the second category. In the past year he has released two EPs, “The Graduate” as a solo production and “Rue de Paris Sessions” with his band, Michael Barrow & The Tourists.
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Kory Katseanes Awarded American Prize in Conducting

December 12, 2022 03:00 PM
The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts is the nation's most comprehensive series of contests in the performing arts. Katseanes received 1st place in the American Prize in Conducting for Orchestras in the College/University Division.
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