Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage

Graduate Admission Timeline

BY DECEMBER 1

  • 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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