Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage

Graduate Application Requirements

All applicants to the Master of Music or Master of Science program must complete the following application requirements by December 1.:

  • Please be sure to review the audition/portfolio requirements for your program of choice. 
  • Submit the School of Music’s online application (see detailed requirements below)
  • Pay the $130.00 application and audition fee online using a credit card.

All applicants to the Advanced Music Studies Certificate program must complete the application requirements by the following deadline:

  •  AMSC Priority Deadline #1: December 1
  • AMSC Priority Deadline #2: March 1
  • AMSC Deadline #3 - FINAL DEADLINE: June 1

Auditions/portfolios will be held in-person, live virtual, and via recorded auditions for the 2022-2023 application cycle. Please review requirements for your area. Please check to see if your area requires pre-screening.

Required Application Materials:

  • Written Personal Statement
  • Repertoire or Portfolio List
  • Music Resumé
  • Professional Resumé (if applying for an assistantship)
  • Three letters of recommendation
    (submitted through the online application)
  • Unofficial or Official Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    (desired minimum GPA: 3.0)
  • Pre-screening, audition, or portfolio requirements as noted by area.
  • Test Scores: 
    • Students whose native language is not English must submit an official TOEFL, IELTS or DuoLingo score.
      (TOEFL code 2074; Department Humanities - Music 19)
    • Music & Technology (MS) applicants may submit an official GRE score (we are test-optional for the 202-2022 application cycle).
      (Institution Code 2074; Department Arts - Performance and Studio – Music 2404)


School of Music Office of Recruitment and Enrollment
Phone: 412-268-4118
Fax: 412-268-1431

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