Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage

Audition & Portfolio Review Information

Updated Information August 2, 2021: Updated Visitor Protocol effective August 1, 2021: Visitors (both indoors and outdoors) for one-time visits and/or recurring meetings/events on campus are permitted. 

Those wishing to visit campus may schedule a self-guided walking tour through the Office of Undergraduate Admission or register for the limited in-person information sessions. The School of Music remains closed to guests until after the fall semester begins; you can check this website for an updated information session schedule and view our virtual tour

Our application is anticipated to open by September 1. We are waiting for the university to update policies surrounding visitors and events before we can finalize what the Fall 2022 application process will look like, but are sharing our anticipated expectations. When available, it will be updated on this site and time-stamped. 

 General Information:

An audition, interview or portfolio review is required for admission to the School of Music. Students will submit their materials through the School of Music online application

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Office of Recruitment & Enrollment.

Please note: the Artist Diploma program is on hold and not accepting applications for the 2020-2021 application cycle.

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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