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CMC Providing iPads in New, Cutting-Edge Music Tech Curriculum

Duquesne University's City Music Center (CMC) will launch a new music technology curriculum for ninth-12th graders this fall that will provide first-year students with a new iPad and a revolutionary educational experience.

"Musicians can utilize the iPad to read, practice, compose and perform-it has the potential to support new ways of learning for these young musicians," explained Chris Bromley, CMC director. "We expect the iPad to be a standard curricular component in most university programs over the next few years.

The one-to-three-year program, taught by prestigious CMC faculty, includes three technology courses, a music theory course and a private or group lesson on each student's selected instrument. Students will learn software and processes that are typically only taught at the university-level.

"Whether it is tactile explorations of rehearsing rhythms to visual examinations of approaches to teaching music, learning on mobile devices has forever changed common classroom methods to teaching music," added Bromley. "The iPad inspires creativity by interacting with the student, helping them to create a unique learning experience that is both educational and rewarding."

The City Music Center will host open houses on Saturday, July 14, and Saturday, Aug. 11, at 1 p.m. in the School of Music's Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation for students and their families who are interested in learning more about the new CMC music technology curriculum.

For more information, call 412.396.5872 or email cmc@duq.edu.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.