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Piano Performance

Carnegie Mellon University

48 months
57560 USD/year
57560 USD/year
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Undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon University can earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Piano Performance. The heart of the Piano Performance major is the private studio instruction by Carnegie Mellon’s world-class faculty. Master classes by renowned visiting artists augment those of the resident faculty.


Key facts:

  • Collaborative playing is an important component of the keyboard curriculum. Piano majors receive supervised instruction in collaborative piano, keyboard harmony, and chamber music.
  • A two-year Piano Performance program at the Carnegie Mellon University  leading to certification in piano pedagogy is available to interested piano majors. Students learn to teach piano in a closely supervised environment of class piano instruction through the Carnegie Mellon Preparatory School. This program has received national acclaim as a model of excellence, with Preparatory School students consistently capturing prestigious awards in national piano competitions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music History
  • Music Support Courses
  • General Studies
  • Major Ensemble
  • Performance Electives
  • General Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


386 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application
  • $75 application fee*
  • Official high school transcript (please review our Academic Requirements)**
  • All required standardized testing official score reports, which includes the TOEFL or IELTS if English is not your native language
  • Secondary School Counselor Evaluation
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Common Application essay
  • Carnegie Mellon Common Application Writing Supplement, which includes three short answer questions
  • All fine arts applicants to the Schools of Drama and Music are required to arrange required pre-screen, audition or portfolio review.
  • All fine art applications to the Schools of Architecture, Art, Design are required to submit required portfolio and creative materials.
  • Home schooled applicants should submit an academic portfolio/transcript consistent with their state guidelines and a list of all textbooks used.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57560 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    57560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57560 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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