Students at the graduate level are able to hone their skills in an interdisciplinary environment, focusing on a chosen area of study, such as Music and Technology, Recording Technology, Audio Engineering, Computer Music, Music Composition, Music Performance, and Music Theory. Our expert faculty promotes a collaborative approach to cutting-edge education that gives our students both the specialized knowledge and breadth of skills to foster development in the field of music.
With a customizable wealth of classes to choose from, students are able to explore new educational directions while honing their current talent, and are expected to produce original work through a public performance and written thesis.
As the background and needs of students are highly varied, specific course selection is supervised by the student's advisor, working in concert with an Advising Committee composed of representatives from the School of Music, the School of Computer Science, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Working closely with expert faculty, previous students have pursued study in technologically augmented performance; computer music systems and technology; music signal processing; acoustics, sound recording, and music instrument design; and music cognition and perception.
The Carnegie Mellon University mission is to create a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge; problem solving; leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; and personal health and well-being.
To cultivate a transformative university community committed to :
- attracting and retaining diverse, world-class talent;
- creating a collaborative environment open to the free exchange of ideas, where research, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship can flourish
- ensuring individuals can achieve their full potential.
To impact society in a transformative way — regionally, nationally, and globally — by engaging with partners outside the traditional borders of the university campus.
- Computer Music Systems and Technology
- Signal Processing
- Music Theory
- Music History
- Acoustics/Recording/Instrument Desig
- Studio composition
- Computer Music
- Computer Music Systems and Information Processing
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesElectronics & Embedded Technology Music View 1011 other Masters in Music in United States
- Submit the School of Music’s online application.
- Pay the $125.00 application and audition fee online using a credit card.
- Upload any pre-screening materials with the application.
- Three letters of recommendation
- (submitted through the online application)
- Official Transcripts from most recent college/university
- (desired minimum GPA: 3.0)
- Test Scores:
- Students whose native language is not English must submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score.
- (TOEFL code 2074; Department Humanities - Music 19)
- Music & Technology (MS) applicants must submit an official GRE score.
- (Institution Code 2074; Department Arts - Performance and Studio – Music 2404)
- Master of Music Education applicants should
International41000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 41000 USD per year during 48 months.
National41000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 41000 USD per year during 48 months.
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