Music Course Schedule
Music schedules are individualized and will vary according to major, electives and minor choices. Becoming a professional musician requires extraordinary talent and versatility. The complete musician must be prepared to play jazz as well as classical and contemporary repertoire. Students in every discipline are strongly encouraged to reach their full potential—singers learn to act, dance and perform in several languages, composers learn to rehearse their own works and instrumentalists play chamber music in addition to performing in the major ensembles. Music at Carnegie Mellon is more than practicing an instrument — it is an intense, exciting course of study, experienced side by side with other young musicians who share similar goals and aspirations.
The Pre-College Music Program is a performing program. All students participate in multiple performances throughout the summer and specifically during Concert Week, the last week of the summer. During Concert Week, solo instrumentalists, solo vocalists and all of the ensembles present concerts for the public and the campus community. All School of Music
summer concerts are webcast live and available to all enrolled Pre-College Music students.
Students also participate in mandatory conservatory auditions at the end of the summer. The audition experience is a valuable component of the summer, allowing each student the opportunity to go through the paces of a conservatory audition. Every student will receive an evaluation of his or her coursework along with advice for future development in the profession.