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
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Application Procedures

First-time applicants

Applications for admission to a graduate program in music are first managed through the University of Idaho Graduate Admissions website. The website has a wide variety of useful information including links to application forms.

The application is submitted on-line, and all requested materials must be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office (see below for specific requirements for each concentration). Please note that two additional forms are required for admission to the Lionel Hampton School of Music: “Supplementary Information Form” and “Graduate Assistantship Form.” Both are located at the bottom of this page under forms.

M.Mus.: Performance/Accompanying/Piano Pedagogy

An audition is required.  A live audition is always preferred, but in lieu of a live audition, you may submit a CD or DVD of a recent performance, for example your senior recital.  The audition should be arranged directly with the person with whom you plan to study, or through the Coordinator of Graduate Studies. 

M.Mus.: Composition

Submit a portfolio of representative compositions. 

M.Mus.: Music Education

  • Submit a five-minute video of music classroom teaching in area of specialty.
  • Submit documentation of a passing grade on music content Praxis exam (Test #10113). 

This test is in lieu of passing the LHSOM theory and history diagnostic exams.

M.A.: Music History

Submit a portfolio of representative writing samples.

International students whose native language is not English, or who did not complete an undergraduate degree at an institution whose instructional language was English, need to have an official report of the test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) submitted to the COGS. A minimum score of 575 (PBT) is required for admission to the graduate program in music.

Transfer Applicants

All application processed are the same for transfer students as for first-time students (see information above). A maximum of nine semester hours of graduate credit may be transferred to the School of Music from another accredited institution. Transfer students are required to take the diagnostic placement exams.