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*At this time, as we are monitoring COVID, the Department is planning to offer in-person auditions. Video auditions will remain an option.

Schedule an Audition

If you want to major or minor in music, you must complete an audition to be accepted into the Department of Music. Please read the information below carefully to understand your audition options. You will select one option when scheduling an audition this spring 2022:

  • In-person Audition–February 5
    • February 5 Schedule (coming soon)
  • Video Audition–February 7: videos due; February 12: follow-up Zoom meeting with area faculty
  • In-person Audition–February 26
    • February 26 Schedule (coming soon)
  • Video Audition–March 28: videos due; April 2: follow-up Zoom meeting with area faculty
  • In-person Audition–April 2
    • Apr. 2 Schedule (coming soon)

*Priority scholarship consideration will be given to those completing/submitting auditions by February 26.

Boise State students are eligible to participate in any of our ensembles — regardless of major! If you have additional questions, please email

Blue Thunder Marching Band audition information

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Undergraduate Audition Repertoire Requirements:

Graduate Audition Repertoire Requirements:

Area Heads

Woodwinds: Dr. Rachel Becker

Brass: Dr. Zach Buie

Percussion: Prof. Mitchell Beck

Vocal: Dr. Laura Rushing-Raynes

Strings: Prof. Craig Purdy

Piano: Dr. Del Parkinson