Are you a passionate musician with the drive to succeed and a strong foundation of talent? Your future in music can begin at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University.
Whether you are interested in performance, technology, education, or therapy, our students are challenged to blend traditional approaches to music with current technology and focus on both theory and performance.
Our graduates are well-rounded professionals, ready to succeed in a very competitive field.
We offer Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Arts in Music degrees. New opportunities for a 3+1 Bachelor of Arts in Music and MBA in Sustainable Business or a Master of Science in Management or a 3+3 Bachelor of Arts in Music and J.D. with Duquesne School of Law degrees are offered.
Our faculty are more than educators.
They are professional musicians with careers as composers, arrangers and performers including members of the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras, Jazz Orchestras, and other national and regional orchestras and Chamber Ensembles. They are GRAMMY winners, recording artists, researchers and more. With a 4:1 student to faculty ratio, you will receive personalized attention in a learning environment that features classroom, practice and performance spaces, along with the latest in technology and musical resources designed to encourage your creativity and artistry.
Our ensembles provide the finest university-level performance experience available, preparing you for your career as a professional musician.
All students, regardless of their major, play in our ensembles in venues on campus as well as some of the best venues for music in Pittsburgh. Beyond the classroom and performance stage, the opportunities for internships, student teaching, and practical experience are wide-ranging and exciting.
If you are passionate about making music your career, we want to talk to you!