Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage

Christopher Capizzi

Dr. Christopher Capizzi

Class Instructor, Improvisation

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Dr. Capizzi currently teaches jazz piano and improvisation at the Carnegie Mellon School of Music, and the CMU Music Preparatory and Pre-College Music programs. In addition to teaching, he is a professional jazz pianist, composer, and conductor. He holds both BFA and MAM degrees from Carnegie Mellon, and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh.