Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage

Graduate Admission Timeline

Updated Information June 25, 2021At this time, CMU has not reopened campus buildings for visitors. Those wishing to visit campus may schedule a self-guided walking tour through the Office of Undergraduate Admission. The School of Music remains closed to guests; you can check this website for an updated information session schedule and view our virtual tour

Audition and application information will be updated by August 1 and is anticipated to open August 15. 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. When available, it will be updated on this site and time-stamped. Most audition/portfolio requirements do not change from year to year, so the posted information is likely to be accurate for the Fall 2022 application process. 

BY DECEMBER 1 (Fall 2021 information)

  • Complete the School of Music Online Application. (The School of Music Online Application will ask all applicants for a music resume, repertoire list, and 500-word personal statement.)

JANUARY 4

  • Supporting documents (transcripts, final test scores, and three recommendations) must be received by January 4 for graduate applicants. 
  • All recordings and portfolios are due no later than January 4. Applicants will be able to upload materials through their Acceptd application.

JANUARY-FEBRUARY

  • Audition/portfolio reviews will take place and students may be invited for callbacks or interviews. Not all applicants will receive a callback, but that does not mean they are not being considered for admission. 

MARCH 15

  • School of Music admission decisions released online through the application system.

APRIL 15

  • Graduate students must confirm enrollment.

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