Graduate Admissions

The deadline for the online application is December 15. Failure to submit all required materials by the deadline may prevent review of the application. All applicants are considered for financial awards and assistantships without additional application. 

A complete application consists of:

    1) The online application with any supplemental materials.

    2) The Graduate Entrance Exam and for conducting and performance specializations.

    3) An audition.

More information on when and how to complete the process is below.

Be familiar with your degree program.

The BYU School of Music offers a wide variety of graduate degrees. Click here to explore graduate degree programs.

Check all deadlines and necessary materials for application.

Timeline for Application Process:

15 December – Online application, with all supplemental materials, due.
15 January –
 Prescreening results for choral conducting and vocal performance are sent out.

1 February  Deadline to complete Graduate Entrance Exam.

Mid-March – Applicant file evaluations by committee are completed and the notification of applicants begins.
Mid-April – 
Areas notify applicants of scholarship offers.
1 May – 
BYU School of Music enrollment decision deadline.

Apply for admission to Brigham Young University.

Please review this page on the Graduate Studies website for additional information for international students. 

Complete the Graduate Entrance Exam.

The Graduate Entrance Exam (GEE) is required of all applicants to the School of Music. Click here for more information on the exam. The exam should be completed by 1 February.

Schedule Audition

The conducting and performance specializations have the additional requirement of an audition. Conducting applicants will be contacted directly to arrange an audition with the faculty. Performance applicants will arrange a time for an audition with your respective area. Please contact the Graduate Program Manager, musicgraduate@byu.edu, for help with this process.

Evaluation of Applicants

Once all the information, the online application and supplemental materials, GEE, and audition (if needed) are complete, the evaluation process can begin. Your application and supporting material are reviewed by the faculty of your area of specialization and the Graduate Coordinator

Faculty hope to make their decisions by mid-March. You will be notified of your admission status soon after this date. You are then either recommended to the Office of Graduate Studies as acceptable for admission to regular or provisional degree-seeking status or as unacceptable for admission. 

If you are approved for admission, notification is sent from Graduate Studies. Your
status is not official until Graduate Studies receives all the necessary official documentation. (For example, Official Transcripts will now need to be sent to BYU Graduate Studies.) Please pay close attention to the correspondence from Graduate Studies, as it will indicate items that are still required.

Provisional Status

All provisions placed on a student’s admission to the program must be fulfilled and removed by the end of the second semester of enrollment or continuance in the graduate program will be terminated.

Tuition, Fees, and Funding.

Tuition and Fees

You can find the current tuition rates here, and current private lesson fees (Music 560R and 660R) can be found here.

The School of Music offers four types of graduate awards to both new and continuing students: assistantships, internships, performance awards, and scholarships. Please see your advisor for details. A student receiving a graduate assistantship may be expected to attend orientation meetings held during the latter part of the week preceding the start of fall semester.

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