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Idaho State University


The Department of Music expresses profound sadness, and celebrates the accomplishments of our Instuctor of Organ, Dr. James Drake.  We are further grieved by the sudden loss of our Colleague, longtime piano technician, and  friend of the Department, Jerry Clark.  

This has been a rough week for us all. Please cherish the time you have with yours.


Department of Music

We offer a number of areas and ensembles for our students.

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

To apply to the music program:

  • Complete our online audition application form.
  • We will then send a request to the person you specify in the application form (either an applied instrument/voice teacher or large ensemble director) for a letter of recommendation.
  • We will contact you to schedule an audition time.  Auditions typically begin at the end of February.

Please make sure to also apply to the university before applying to the music program. The application process for admission to Idaho State University is outlined online. You must be accepted to ISU before we can offer you placement or scholarship within the music program.

For more information on the audition process or if you have any questions, contact the music department at (208) 282-3636 or email