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Duquesne Guitar and Bass Workshop Rocks 25th Anniversary

The Mary Pappert School of Music will host its 25th annual Guitar and Bass Workshop on campus this month.

First established in 1986, the workshop features nationally renowned instructors and specialized classes for all ages and ability levels. In addition to guitar and bass instruction and master classes, other offerings include electives on multi-track recording, the business of music, performance development, and guitar and bass synthesis, among others.

“We’ve had students as young as 8 and as old as 85,” says Bill Purse, chair of guitar and technology at Duquesne. “The experience and knowledge they gain by attending this workshop is both unique and phenomenal.”

Guest clinicians include artists Joe Negri, Howard Alden, Steve Bailey, Steve Dudas, Adrian Galysh, Scott Summers and Robert Godin. Purse and Mark Koch, director of jazz guitar at Duquesne, are among the workshop faculty.

To commemorate the event’s 25th anniversary, attendees can participate in a raffle to win a Fender Stratocaster, a Fender Electric Bass and a Martin DX1 Guitar with classic IV electronics.

Act 48 hours/credits are available for professional educators.

Monday, July 25, through Friday, July 29

Where: Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh

Information: Call 412.396.4939, email koch@duq.edu or visit www.duq.edu/music/summer/guitar for more information.

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.