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All music majors and music minors (including transfer students) must be accepted to the Department of Music by audition.

Questions: music@boisestate.edu

Academic Advising for Undergraduate Music Majors and Minors

Advisors are assigned according to your major. Majors with a large number of students are further divided by last name or by specialty, so please be sure to contact the correct advisor. Under each major, you will also find documents that can assist you in planning your progress toward completing a music degree. A degree checksheet lists all the catalog requirements for your major in a grid format that allows you to fill in your completed and planned courses by semester. Click here for a sample completed checksheet and instructions on how to prepare for and advising appointment. A suggested course sequence shows a sequence of classes that you could follow to complete the degree in four years. While the exact sequence of classes will vary for each student, the recommended plan shows a roadmap that meets prerequisite requirements and properly arranges courses that are only offered once a year in fall or spring semesters.

Students should know their catalog year (usually the year your entered the university) in order to select the appropriate advising documents. The university implemented a new general studies curriculum beginning in Fall 2012 called the Foundational Studies Program (FSP). For students using catalog years up to and including 2011-2012, use the document links under your major labeled “Catalog Years through 2011-2012 (Core Program).” For students using catalog years from 2012-2013 and later, use the document links under your major labeled “Catalog Years 2012-2013 and later (Foundations Program).” It is very important to be clear about which requirements you are following when working with your advisor.

Advising Information by Major

Music Education

Music education majors, click here to visit the Music Education: Current Undergraduates page for further detailed advising information and documents.

Advising Documents: Catalog Years through 2011-2012 (Core Program)

Advising Documents: Catalog Years 2012-2013 and later (Foundations Program)


Music Performance

Advising Documents: Catalog Years through 2011-2012 (Core Program)

Advising Documents: Catalog Years 2012-2013 and later (Foundations Program)

Music Composition

Dr. Eric Alexander – (208) 426-1133, ericalexander@boisestate.edu, MC; C306

Advising Documents: Catalog Years through 2011-2012 (Core Program)

Advising Documents: Catalog Years 2012-2013 and later (Foundations Program)


Music/Business (BA)

Dr. Linda Kline – (208) 426-3665, lkline@boisestate.edu, MC; C208

Advising Documents: Catalog Years through 2011-2012 (Core Program)

Advising Documents: Catalog Years 2012-2013 through 2014-2015 (Foundations Program) *note: students entering in 2015-16 catalog years and beyond will, unfortunately, no longer be able to select this major


Music General (BA)

Dr. Nicole Molumby – (208) 426-1217, nicolemolumby@boisestate.edu, MC; C206

Advising Documents: Catalog Years through 2011-2012 (Core Program)

Advising Documents: Catalog Years 2012-2013 and later (Foundations Program)


Music Minor Advising

Dr. Sarah Paradis – (208) 426-1685, sarahparadis@boisestate.edu, MC; C215
Dr. Mark Hansen – (208) 426-1773, markrhansen@boisestate.edu, MC; C314

Advising Documents: Catalog Years through 2011-2012 (Core Program)

Advising Documents: Catalog Years 2012-2013 and later (Foundations Program)



Advising and approval for transfer adjustments only (go through primary advisor first)


Graduate Advising (all Master of Music Degrees)

Steinway School