Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage

Fall 2024 Information:

Please choose your desired program of study and carefully review the audition/portfolio requirements. 

Pre-screening recording recommendations:

Applicants will submit a video recording. Please check your area for any specific recording requirements.

Applicants are encouraged to use the best recording equipment available to them, and to carefully select the best microphone placement and recording level to reduce distortion. Devices such as a Zoom Handy Recorder will yield good results, and if using a phone, laptop, or tablet, an external USB microphone or microphone attachment can greatly improve the audio. If you do not own or have access to a quality recording device, consider checking with a local or school library, ensemble director, or teacher about borrowing one. Experiment with the recording process in advance, so that your recordings represent you as well as possible.

Have additional questions? Check out our FAQ section first. If you don't find the answer you are looking for, feel free to contact the Office of Recruitment & Enrollment by email at

Please note: the Artist Diploma program remains on hold and not accepting applications for the 2023-2024 application cycle.