Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

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Music for Non-Majors Registration

Registration for Spring 2024 opens on November 13, 2023!

Complete the form below to register for Elective Studio Private lessons or classes. After submitting your form, the Special Music Programs office will add the class to your schedule. Please leave enough units in your schedule to add the course.  If you are not a CMU student, you will be notified and connected with your professor. 

Please note:

  • There is a fee assessed for ALL Music Extension elective studio lessons, whether taking the lessons for credit or not. This fee is posted to your student account after the third week of classes. 
  • Staff wishing to enroll in elective studio lessons and classes should know that Employee Tuition Benefits will NOT cover the Music Extension fee.
  • Non CMU students will be invoiced directly 


For current CMU students, The Special Music Office will add the class to SIO for you once you have submitted your registration.


  • Weekly one-on-one private studio lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students
  • 14 lessons offered per semester: 30, 45, 60 minutes per week
  • Criteria for the lessons will vary depending on the studio teacher
  • Students are expected to participate and prepare for each lesson according to guidelines designated by each instructor. Instructors discuss grading criteria based on skill level and experience at the outset of every semester. Students are invited to participate in an end of the semester recital. At the discretion of the studio teacher, this performance may be required of a more advanced student.
  • CMU students must notify the music extension office if they wish to drop the course.

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