Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage

The Program

Carnegie Mellon University School of Music educates outstanding musicians in a stimulating conservatory environment, inspiring imagination and creativity in music. Designed for rising high school juniors and seniors, our six-week Summer Pre-College program will give you the opportunity to see what college is like in this highly regarded atmosphere. 

This is not high school and it is not camp. It is as close to college as a high school student can get. You get to live the life of a music major,take conservatory-style music classes, play, rehearse, perform, and enjoy the freedom of college life in a safe environment.

Start your future here

The 2024 Full-time Application is CLOSED.
The Part-Time Commuter Application is OPEN, pending space in the program.

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