Performance plays a central role in your Carnegie Mellon education. From ensembles and opera productions to chamber music and recitals, you will find yourself surrounded by world-class talent.
Our orchestra program runs on a professional schedule. The orchestra rehearses for two weeks and then is off for two weeks. This provides time for individual practice, recital, and chamber music. Additionally, our wind ensemble program is rooted in the orchestral tradition, one musician per part, and performs a wide range of transcriptions, standards, and contemporary works from the wind repertoire.
While freshman and sophomore voice majors are in choral ensembles, juniors and seniors are enrolled in Opera Workshop as their major ensemble. However, all voice majors participate in two major choral events with orchestra: the Holiday Concert and the Spring Oratorio.