Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage

Registration Information

Registration for the Spring 2022 semester is now open! Use the link below to register online.

In-Person Instruction

After a year and a half of remote-only instruction, we are happy to say that the Prep School will be returning to in-person instruction in 2021 - 2022!  We continue to be amazed by the flexibility and adaptability of our students, faculty, and families during this time of online learning.  We are so looking forward to welcoming everyone back the CMU campus, but please note that this return to in-person instruction will come with some mandatory protocols in accordance with CMU, the Office of General Council, and CMU Child Protection:
  • ALL Prep School participants, including students, parents/guardians, faculty, staff, and anyone else coming to campus for Prep School related activities must be masked at all times, indoors and outdoors, regardless of vaccination status.
  • For programs involving minors at CMU— including the Prep School— it is expected that all participants (i.e., students) aged 12 years and older attest that they have either received a COVID-19 vaccine OR will complete a COVID-19 test and provide a negative test result within 72 hours of coming to campus.  Regarding the Prep School, specifically, this means that for those participants over the 12 who are unvaccinated, they will be expected to complete a test each week prior to their campus visit for the duration of the program.
    • If a student turns 12 during the 2021 – 2022 school year, they will be subject to these rules regarding vaccination and testing.  Please contact Nomi Marcus if your child(ren) meet(s) this criteria. 
  • Those with an exemption from vaccination due to either a disability or a strong religious/moral conviction are still required to undergo weekly testing.
  • For minor participants under the age of 12, it is highly recommended that they receive a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours prior to coming to campus, but it is not required.
  • Parent/guardian drop-off/pick-up of minors is not subject to these requirements at this time.  If guardian(s) are staying on or at campus for the duration of their child(ren)’s campus visit (i.e., lessons/classes), then they are subject to the requirements as outlined in the current CMU Visitor Protocol.
  • All Prep School students ages 12 and older must have a COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation Form on file with the Prep School Office.  Please contact Nomi Marcus if you have not yet submitted a form.  Students under the age of 12 do not need to have a form submitted on their behalf.
  • These guidelines and protocols are subject to change based on the University’s minimum requirements for visitors to campus.
  • If there is some change in the region that necessitates a return to remote instruction, this will be communicated in a timely manner so as not to disrupt the school year.
Please note: While the primary learning modality in the Prep School beginning in the Fall will be in-person instruction, hybrid learning (i.e., remote + in person) may be used for private lessons with teacher and student agreement.  All elective classes will be held in person only.