In the School of Music, accomplished musicians and aspiring talent challenge each other to reach beyond themselves, creating and performing music in new and original ways. Whether your interest is in performance, composition or music and technology, you’ll find that the School of Music provides an exciting and dynamic environment where you can pursue your passion.
Founded in 1912, the School of Music offers conservatory level programs within a world-class university environment. Performance plays a central role in your Carnegie Mellon education. From performance ensembles and opera productions to chamber music and recitals, you will find yourself surrounded by world-class musicians and aspiring talent. A Carnegie Mellon education prepares diverse and talented students to make an impact on the art of music in the 21st century.
The School of Music offers the following degrees/certificates:
BFA in Music Composition
BFA in Music Performance
BS in Music and Technology
Collaborative Piano (for piano majors only)
Music Education Certification
Electronic and Computer Music
History of Black American Music
Introduction to Music Technology
Psychology of Music
Shaping Time in Performance
About the First Year Class
SAT Middle 50 PercentEvidence-Based Reading & Writing: 660-740Math: 650-790
Average ACTEnglish: 33Math: 30Composite: 32
Pipes and Drums Play On After Winning National Championship
Abalos Researches Music Through Storytelling
Where's the Class of 2017?
Carnegie Mellon School of Music Alumni can be found performing, composing, conducting, teaching and contributing significantly to the field of music worldwide.