Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage


Comprehensive Program

Rigorous instruction to help high-school musicians discover their potential for a career in music. Students take private 1-hr weekly Studio Lessons, Music Theory, Solfège, Music History Seminar, Music Resume & Portfolio Workshop, Convocation, and Group Workshops in their chosen specialty.

Essentials Program

Supplemental instruction for students looking to expand and maintain musical study over the summer. Students take private 1-hr weekly Studio Lessons, Music Theory, and Solfège.

Six Weeks: $3150

Three Weeks: $1575 

Six Weeks: $900

Each additional class added to the Six-Week Essentials Program is $600

Three Weeks: $450

Each additional class added to the Three-Week Essentials Program is $300


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Every effort will be made to support students and families in financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If your student is interested in participating in the 2020 CMU School of Music Pre-College but is unable to afford it because of COVID-19 related loss of work, please reach out to the Director, Stephen Neely. While we cannot guarantee scholarship support in all cases, we are committed to doing what we can in providing limited scholarships.

After submitting your registration for the program, all students must submit the 2020 Music Pre-College Online Release Form.

Please download the form via this link, sign, and submit it by dragging and dropping the file below.

If you do not see the upload box below, click this link to upload.

The School of Music Pre-College reserves the right to withdraw students from specific courses due to class size, scheduling conflicts, or inappropriate student skill or behavior. The class schedule is subject to change. Arrangements may be made for Summer Pre-College Music students who require a refund due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts.  These refunds must be arranged through the office of the Director, School of Music Pre-College.

Refund Policy for full withdrawal from the program:


Date of Request Received

75% of Program Cost

June 1st - June 7th

50% of Program Cost

June 8th - June 14th

25% of Program Cost

June 15th - June 21st

No refund given

On or after June 22nd