Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

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FAQ and How To's
          Music Major FAQ
          Non-Music Major FAQ
          How to Find Summer Opportunities
          How to Stay Healthy
          How to Study: Tips for Graduating
          Chamber Music
          Wind Ensemble
          Contemporary Ensemble
Music and Academic Calendars
Guidelines & Forms

          Petition Forms

          Gindroz Prize for Summer Travel in Europe Application

          School of Music Travel Funding Application
          Misc. Forms - Request, Bio, Locker
Student Recitals
          Recital Planning
          Recital and Room Scheduling
          Recording Services
          Registration FAQ
          Registration Forms       

          Course Descriptions and Music Course Syllabi

          Electronic Music Support Courses List

          Music Support Courses List

          Music Support Courses Descriptions

         Music Entrepreneurship Courses Descriptions/List

School of Music Policies & Handbooks

New Students - Enrollment, Orientation, Information
Helpful CMU Links


Undergraduate Advising - Appointments and Information

Internal Transfer and Non-Music Major/Minor Information

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Requirements

          Composition (2012 and later)            

          Electronic Music  (2021 and later)

          Instrumental (2012 and later)

          Piano (2012 and later)

          Voice (2012 - 2020)   

          Voice (2021 - 2022)
          Voice (2023 and later)

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

          Music and Technology (2012 and later)

BXA Degree Programs

          BXA Website

          BCSA Program Information

          BESA Program Information

          BHA Program Information

          BSA Program Information

          EA Additional Major

Minors in Music Requirements

          Minors for Music Majors

               Collaborative Piano


               Music Education (See also Graduate Column)

               Music Technology

               Music Theory

               Sonic Arts

          Minors for Non-Music Majors

               Music, Music Technology, Music Theory

               Sonic Arts


          Music Minor Forms


Graduate Advising - Appointments
The Graduate Handbook can be found under School of Music Policies & Handbooks
Master of Music Degree Requirements
          Collaborative Piano (2018 - 2021)
          Collaborative Piano (2022 and later)
          Composition (2018 and later)
          Music Education Pathway 1 (2022 and later)
          Music Education Pathway 2 (2022 and later)
          Music Education Pathway 3 (2022 and later)
          Music and Technology (2010 and later)
          Orchestral Instrument (2011 and later)
          Piano (2011 and later)

          Voice  (2018 and later)

Graduate Comprehensives Guidelines and Forms
Community Engagement Guidelines and Forms 
(Find the Community Engagement Guidelines on page 12 of Graduate Handbook and the Community Engagement Proposal/Verification Form in the Graduate Handbook Appendix Forms)

AMS: Advanced Music Studies Certificate Requirements
          Individual Performance/General Composition
          Orchestral Performance/Specialized Composition
          Chamber Music Performance
          Audio Recording and Production
          Music Entrepreneurship
          Piano Maintenance
          Piano Pedagogy Certificate Requirements (2020 and later)
Music Education Certification Requirements
          Internal Application
          Internal Reference Form
          Student Teaching Application (coming soon)

Upcoming Student and Faculty Recitals