Professor Jay Mauchley working with a piano student

B.A./B.S. Music

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Performing and Creating Music

Whether your professional desire is to teach, perform or compose, earn your music degree by performing, creating, analyzing and listening to music in the nationally accredited Lionel Hampton School of Music. Enjoy courses in theory, history and performance and build a foundation in humanities and social sciences. Students must audition for admission into this program.

Fast Facts

  • One-on-one attention and personal mentorship from our accomplished faculty
  • Numerous opportunities to perform solo, chamber and large ensemble music
  • In-depth training in music performance, history, theory
  • Flexible degree program allowing for double majors outside of music (popular degree for pre-law, pre-medicine and pre-health programs)
  • Opportunities to incorporate Study Abroad into your degree program
  • Professional Musician
  • Teacher
  • Concert manager
  • Facilities manager
  • Nonprofit director
  • Talent agent
  • Music publisher
  • Label producer
  • Promoter/publicist
  • Sales manager
  • Music critic
  • Music supervisor
  • Music writer



$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:

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.
  • 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 – School of Music student government as liaison between students and music administration

Internships 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.