Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage

We expect the following schedule for auditions for Fall 2023 applicants:

Live On Campus Auditions - January and February 2023
(please note that the audition dates may be subject to change.)
January 21,
January 22,

January 28,

January 29,
February 4,
February 5,
  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Harp
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Guitar
  • Saxophone
  • Voice
  • Composition Interviews
  • Double Bass
  • Flute
  • Horn
  • Oboe
  • Percussion
  • Tuba
  • Bagpipe
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • Composition Interviews
  • Piano
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice
  • Electronic Music Interviews
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice

New York City Regional Auditions -
  • Friday, February 10 - Voice Only
  • Saturday, February 11 - Sunday, February 12 - all other instrument areas EXCEPT flute and percussion

    Please note: The New York City regional auditions take place at the National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.  School of Music staff will be present at the Regional audition, however, faculty from every instrument area will not be present.  All NYC regional auditions will be recorded.  Voice applicants and all instrument areas, except flute and percussion, are invited to attend. 
    Accompanists are NOT provided for the NYC Regional Voice auditions.
      We can provide a list of local accompanists and students can make their own arrangements with them.
Live Virtual Auditions - February 10 - 12 (dates for various instrument areas and programs to be announced shortly)

Application Information

All music applications were due December 1, 2022 via Acceptd. Pre-screenings and portfolios were due December 1 with the application. You will have to select an audition date/format when you apply. Pre-screening decisions and interview requests will be sent on or around January 10, 2023, after initial application materials are reviewed. Audition times will be assigned no later than January 15, 2023.

Recorded Audition
Applicants have until February 1, 2023 to upload their recordings to their music application via Acceptd if electing to complete a recorded audition. Both components of the application will be uploaded through Acceptd in a two-step process: first, application materials will be uploaded with the application by December 1. Second, once your recordings or portfolio is ready, you will then log back into Acceptd, click "Continue" and follow instructions to upload your remaining materials by February 1Programs requiring an Interview in lieu of an audition, such as Composition or Electronic Music, cannot chose Recorded Audition as their Audition/Interview option.