Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage

Updated Information January 5, 2022: On-campus live auditions are being moved to an online live virtual format for the 2022 cycle. As we're watching this new variant unfold at an alarmingly fast and contagious rate, it is increasingly irresponsible to pursue on-campus live auditions. Even if models are correct and Delta and Omicron begin to fizzle out by mid-January, there is not a responsible way to invite visitors to our campus.

We had high hopes for conducting on-campus live auditions, but the rate of transmission of the Omicron variant is alarming. Regardless of the severity or not, we don't want anyone feeling like they have to come to our campus and are taking this safety precaution for both the health of our community and you.

We will send revisions for live virtual auditions and recorded audition policies by early next week. Please continue to hold the original audition date that you selected in your calendar.

 Prescreening results are still anticipated to be released by January 10th. We hope to continue to have schedules released by January 20th, but again, please be patient if we have delays.

Thanks for your patience and understanding as we navigate this transition.

As of January 5, 2022, we expect the following schedule (ALL VIRTUAL):

Portfolio Deadline (Composition, Electronic Music, Music Education, Musicology, Music & Technology): December 1
Live VIRTUAL: February 5-6 - orchestral instruments
Live VIRTUALFebruary 12-13 - non-orchestral areas
Live VirtualFebruary 19-20 - orchestral instruments on the 19th, non-orchestral areas on the 20th
Please note: we are not hosting regional auditions for the Fall 2022 application cycle. Recorded auditions will still be available with a preference for live virtual auditions if selecting an online audition platform.
Please note: The format of auditions is subject to change, based on university protocol. As of November 3, 2021, visitor restrictions have been mostly lifted, but we are monitoring COVID-19 impacts closely. We will notify applicants by December 1 if there are any changes to audition platform. We are trying to host the safest auditions possible and will make any decisions with that in mind.
Application Information

All music applications are due December 1, 2021 via Acceptd. Pre-screenings are due December 1 with the application. You will have to select an audition date/format when you apply.

Portfolio Deadline (Composition, Electronic Music, Music Education, Musicology, Music & Technology): December 1

Pre-screening decisions and interview requests will be sent by January 10, 2022, after initial application materials are reviewed. Audition times will be assigned no later than January 20, 2022.

Applicants have until February 10, 2022 (extended)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 1.