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    School of Music Ranked Among Top 58 Creative Colleges

    Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music has been listed among the Top 58 in the United States and is profiled in the new edition of Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers.

    Aimed at college-bound creative students, Creative Colleges provides information and resources necessary to pick the right program. Approximately 250 art, drama, dance, music and creative writing programs in arts conservatories, liberal arts colleges and universities are recommended in the publication.

    "We are grateful that the Mary Pappert School of Music is being recognized as a top quality learning environment for creative students," said Music Dean Dr. Edward Kocher. "Duquesne music alumni are serving a broad range of leadership positions across the professional music industry. This honor confirms that we are achieving our mission of 'educating the musical leaders of the twenty first century.'"

    Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers was developed to help college-bound students learn step-by-step how to get into college, including auditions, admission essays or artistic statements, artistic resumes and portfolios, the SAT and ACT and financial aid. The book also includes real-life profiles of students in each discipline, day-in-the-life snapshots and answers to frequently asked questions from admissions directors.  Tips on auditioning and preparing portfolios from real students and faculty are also higlighted along with samples of artist statements, admission essays and artistic resumes.

    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 10 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.