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B. Mus Music

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Cultivating Musical Talent

If your professional goals include performance, composition or teaching, this degree will prepare you with courses across the liberal arts while emphasizing and shaping your musical talent. Students must audition for admission into this program, which is offered through the nationally accredited Lionel Hampton School of Music.

Fast Facts

  • One-on-one attention and expert guidance from our accomplished faculty
  • Numerous opportunities to perform solo, chamber and large ensemble music or to have your own compositions performed
  • Access to nationally and internationally renowned performers and educators, including artists associated with the Auditorium Chamber Music Series and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
  • In-depth training in music performance, history, theory
  • Personal mentorship in small classroom setting
  • Professional musician
  • Composer
  • Arranger
  • Conductor
  • Teacher
  • College Professor (with further education)
  • Soloist
  • Opera singer
  • Orchestra member
  • Band member
  • Recording artist
  • University professor
  • Studio musician
  • Music critic
  • Music supervisor
  • Music writer
  • Talent agent
  • Music publisher
  • Promoter/publicist
  • Concert Manager


Salary $30,000 – $100,000
Degree Roadmap

For information about the requirements for an undergraduate degree in music, go to: Degree Advising Sheets & Four Year Plan.
Contact your advisor: music@uidaho.edu

Degree Prep

Admission audition required. Private lessons strongly recommended. High school band/choir participation (wind/brass/percussion/voice majors only).

Lab Fees

$2550 in studio instruction, piano instruction and course fees.

Scholarships We offer a broad range of scholarships that can be applied for through the Financial Aid office.
Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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Hands-On Learning
  • Teach as an undergraduate teaching assistant in music theory, aural skills, music history, and applied instruction.
  • Teach and develop your pedagogy skills through our Preparatory Division, which offers exceptional pre-college music instruction to the community.
  • Perform in master classes with renowned musicians, including artists from the Auditorium Chamber Music Series, a series that presents some of the world's finest chamber ensembles on campus.
  • Perform with one of our 20-plus large and small ensembles.  We produce over 150 concerts per year!
  • Participate as a performer, listener, intern or volunteer in the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, a four-day event which draws hundreds of top jazz artists and spectators from around the world to the University of Idaho each year.
  • Clubs
    • Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI)-Sigma Zeta Chapter - the international fraternity for women in music
    • Phi Mu Alpha - a music fraternity for men
    • National Association for Music Education: NAfME, University of Idaho Chapter
    • Pi Kappa Lambda - an honorary music society
    • Student Advisory Board - acts as liaison between students and music administration

    Undergraduate students in the Lionel Hampton School of Music have had internships at: 

    • Disney All-American College Band
    • Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    • Dynamix Academy of Music and Dance (Shanghai)
    • Interlochen Center for the Arts
    • School of Music Internships include arts management, choral administration, jazz festival audio technician, jazz festival site management and production management.