What matters most to us at the School of Music is teaching the art of music – placing the one-on-one work of student and teacher at the heart of the educational experience, a tradition since our founding in 1912. Integral to this process is superb coaching in ensembles, both large and small.

Every Carnegie Mellon music student is part of an orchestra, chorus, or wind ensemble and chamber group with the highest standards of discipline and musicianship. The third essential element of our curriculum is the strongest possible basis in musical skills and knowledge.  We have an internationally known program in eurhythmics and solfege, complemented by outstanding offerings in history and theory.

One of the best ways to learn is to teach, and we support a significant program of pedagogy and music education as a co-requisite to performance, a valuable training component for a life in music.

Undergraduate Programs

  1. Instrumental Performance
  2. Keyboard Performance
  3. Vocal Performance
  4. Composition
  5. Music & Technology

Graduate Programs

  1. Music Education
  2. Master of Music
  3. Music & Technology

Artist Diploma

  1. Artist Diploma

Certificate Programs

  1. Advanced Music Studies
  2. Music Education Certification


Founded in 1912 as one of the five schools of the College of Fine Arts, the School of Music offers conservatory programs within the world class university. A Carnegie Mellon education prepares gifted students to make an impact on the art of music in the 21st century.

Questions about Admission?

Carnegie Mellon Office of Admission
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15213-3890

Voice: (412) 268-2082

Fax: (412) 268-7838

Email: undergraduate-admissions@andrew.cmu.edu