Admission Requirements


Entrance Audition

All prospective undergradate students who desire to become music majors or minors must be accepted by the Music Department through a three-step entrance audition.

1. Performance Audition:

The purpose of the performance audition is to determine the student's level of accomplishment on his or her major instrument or voice. The student should be prepared to perform the following:

2. Personal Interview

The interview is used to determine whether a student has the necessary qualifications and interest to develop a career in music.

3. Placement Examinations in Music Theory and Piano

There are two placement exams: music theory placement and piano placement. These are used to determine the initial level of study in music theory and class piano. Students with no prior piano study will be placed in Class Piano I. Previous study of music fundamentals is highly encouraged prior to taking the music theory placement exam, in order to enter freshman music theory classes.

Transfer Students: Students planning to major in music at ISU are strongly advised to enter the university as freshmen. Students desiring to transfer credits from other accredited institutions or change their major at ISU to music must also complete an entrance audition. Transferred music credits must be evaluated by the department chairperson in order to determine compatibility with ISU courses. Transferred general education credits are evaluated by the transfer clerk in the Admissions Office. Transfer students may be required to repeat courses taken at other institutions when those courses are deemed incompatible with required ISU courses.

Major Status

There are three levels of major status for ISU undergraduate students: Pre-major, Intent to major, and Admitted to major:

Graduate admission

The Master of Education degree in Music Education is offered through the College of Education. Information can be found in the ISU Graduate Catalog. An on-line graduate application form is available.

DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE/DANCE

  • Address:
    School of Performing Arts
    921 South 8th Avenue
    Stop 8006
    Pocatello Idaho, 83209
  • Email:
    theatre@isu.edu
    dance@isu.edu
  • Telephone:
    (208) 282-3173
    Fax:
    (208) 282-6281

MUSIC DEPARTMENT


  • Address:
    School of Performing Arts
    921 South 8th Avenue
    Stop 8099
    Pocatello Idaho, 83209
  • Email:
    music@isu.edu

  • Telephone:
    (208) 282-3636
    Fax:
    (208) 282-4884

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