School of Music

A conservatory-inspired program set within a major research university, the Carnegie Mellon School of Music is home to students who excel musically and academically. We support them in pursuing an intense course of study: close work with an accomplished musician-teacher, participation in performing ensembles, and academic work in music and other fields.

Every week of the academic year is filled with musical performances, recitals, operas and guest artist talks that enrich the life of the university and Pittsburgh communities. CMU provides young musicians with unparalleled opportunities to collaborate with others across the university, from engineers to neuroscientists to roboticists and game-makers.

Your support for the School of Music can sustain CMU’s century-long tradition of music-making by attracting top faculty talent and supporting academically gifted music students from all over the world.

What will you and the School of Music

Supporting excellence and diversity in the arts by expanding access to a School of Music education

Supporting excellence and diversity in the arts by expanding access to a School of Music education

Together, we can support:

  • Merit Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Graduate Fellowships
  • Student Travel and Performance Funds
Enriching the human experience by supporting faculty in music performance, composition and scholarship

Enriching the human experience by supporting faculty in music performance, composition and scholarship

Together, we can support: 

  • Endowed Professorships
  • Career Development Professorships
  • Faculty Fellowships and Travel Funds
Enhancing excellence in music education with facilities and instruments for practice and performance

Enhancing excellence in music education with facilities and instruments for practice and performance

Together, we can support: 

  • Renovation of Kresge Theater
  • Funds for Music Practice, Performance and Recording Spaces
  • Piano Funds

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Contact Us
Carolyn Hess Abraham
College of Fine Arts
Associate Dean for Advancement
412-268-1214