A Unique Major

Ever wonder what a bagpiping degree entails?

Well, at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Music – where the world’s first bagpiping degree was instituted in 1990 – the major incorporates studio performance with the history and culture of bagpiping.

This year, Nick Hudson (A’09) graduated from Carnegie Mellon, armed with a degree in bagpiping. He’s only the third to graduate since the program was established – and the only bagpiping graduate in the nation this year.

Catch Hudson on NBC’s Today Show on Monday, June 1 or watch him explain a few bagpiping basics on Carnegie Mellon’s YouTube channel.

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