Carnegie Mellon University

Alumni on Today Show

06-15-2009

Bagpipes Blare the Sounds of Carnegie Mellon Tradition

Nick HudsonTo honor Andrew Carnegie’s Scottish heritage, Carnegie Mellon created a bagpipe performance degree program. Only six students have graduated from this prestigious program that has the rigor of a conservatory music training and the world class one-on-one teaching that is characteristic of Carnegie Mellon’s School of Music. Nick Hudson, the most recent graduate of the bagpipe performance program had the opportunity to share his expertise teaching Hoda and Kathie Lee on the NBC’s Today Show how to play the bagpipes. Watch the lesson.

While in school, Hudson also has been featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Wall Street Journal and CBS News' "Assignment America." Check Hudson out on YouTube as he explains the basics of bagpipes.

Notably, during the same Today Show show on which Hudson appeared, Kathie Lee and Hoda interviewed Carnegie Mellon School of Drama alumna Tamara Tunie. Tunie talked about her role as Dr. Melinda Warner in the season finale of “Law & Order.”

Eric Sloss