Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage

The School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University highly values each and every individual who wants to Be a part of an INNOVATIVE FINE ARTS COMMUNITY immersed in a top research university.


All music applications are due December 1, 2023 via Acceptd. Pre-screenings and portfolios are due December 1 with the application. All audition procedures and protocols will be posted as they become available on the audition & portfolio review page

If you have been accepted into the School of Music, click here for more information and about opportunites to visit the School.


  • September 1: Applications open
  • November 2: Exploring Composition & Electronic Music Degree Programs at CMU (Register Here)
  • November 5-6: Turn Tartan Experience (Register Here)
  • December 1: School of Music application and pre-screening deadline (Flute, Piano, Tuba, Violin, Voice)
  • December 1: Portfolio Deadline (Composition*, Electronic Music*, Music Education, Musicology, Music & Technology*)
  • January 10-15: Pre-screening decisions released
  • January/February: Audition Dates                                                                                          
  • March 15: Graduate and AMSC decisions released
  • April 1: Undergraduate decisions released from the Office of Admission and School of Music
  • April 15: Graduate and AMSC decision deadline
  • May 1: Undergraduate decision deadline

Learn more about the School of Music with our digital brochure [PDF].

Carefully review the application and Audition/Portfolio Requirements for your desired program of study.

*Do you have questions about Electronic Music, Composition or Music & Technology? Watch this webinar to learn about the differences among these programs.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Recruitment & Enrollment by email at

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