Contact & Location


Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.
PHONE: 208-885-6231
FAX: 208-885-7254

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015
Music students practicing

Future Students

Becoming a music major in 3 steps:

  1. Apply online to the School of Music and Register for an Audition.
  2. Apply online to the University of Idaho.
  3. Complete an audition.

Audition Deadline (for priority consideration for admission and scholarships): February 28, 2016

All prospective undergraduate music majors are required to audition for admittance into the Lionel Hampton School of Music on a primary instrument or voice. Please see audition requirements and forms below.

  1. Audition Days Information
  2. Audition Days Registration
  3. Recommended Audition Repertoire
  4. Criteria for Admission and Advancement in Studio Instruction
  5. List of Primary Instruments

In-Person Auditions

Schedule an audition by completing the Music School Application. Options for in-person auditions include 2016 Audition Day and Regional Audition Days. You may schedule an alternate audition time during the week or weekend, depending on the faculty's availability. Instrumental auditions are normally unaccompanied.

Voice: Vocalists are welcome to bring their own accompanists to campus, but if this is not possible a pianist will be provided to sight-read the accompaniment. If auditioning at one of our Regional Audition Days, vocalists should bring their own accompanist.

Recorded Auditions

Since in-person auditions are not possible for all students, we also welcome auditions via recording. Please complete the Music School Application prior to sending in your recording. Please email your digital files, YouTube videos and dropbox links to Alternatively you could use a high-quality CD or DVD and mark it clearly with your name and instrument or voice type.

If you are auditioning on more than one instrument, put each instrument on separate media. Remember to listen to the copy of your recording before sending it; recordings are sometimes inaudible! All recordings become the property of the Lionel Hampton School of Music and will not be returned.

Please send recorded auditions to the address below:

LHSOM Audition (instrument/voice)
Lionel Hampton School of Music
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, ID 83844-4015


Over 150 merit–based scholarships are awarded to music students each year. Awards are based on entrance auditions. Priority consideration is given to those who audition by the last Saturday of February and have a 3.0 high school gpa.