City Music Center of Duquesne University


At City Music Center, we believe music is for everyone and it is meant to be shared!


CMC Spotlight:

Register for Online Summer Lessons

Students currently enrolled in K-12 academic-year programming can continue with online lessons in the summer! Take a moment to review the summer lesson rates and submit your registration today!
Learn more and register.

Summer Music Series has Moved Online

All summer camps have transitioned to online environments! Camp dates will remain the same, but with minor curricular adaptations in place to fit the online format. Register today!
Check out the full list of summer music-making activities.

Online Summer Lessons for Adults

Pick up that guitar, dust off the ivories, or wake up those vocal cords with online music lessons! Take some time for yourself and consider signing up for a lesson pack.
Learn how to get started with online lessons.


Program Options: Youth (PreK-12)
Lessons | Classes | Ensembles

Open Enrollment will being after July 1, 2020. Learn more about our academic-year program offerings and music curricula for youth by clicking the button below:

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Program Options: Adults
Lessons | Classes | Ensembles

Lesson packages are available year-round! Learn more about classes, lessons, and workshops for adult learners by clicking the button below.

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Thomas Carsecka - executive director"We offer a colorful variety of music-making options to best fit your needs, interests, and budget."   

-Thomas Carsecka, Executive Director.


Did you know?

City Music Center of Duquesne University offers a wide variety of music programs for adults and university-level students. DU students, employees, and alumni receive a 10% discount on most programs!


Benefits of a City Music Center Education

World-Famous PSO Faculty, All-Steinway Music School, Private Music Lessons, Music Classes, Large Ensembles, Chamber Music Groups, Scholarships, Awards, Competitions, Recitals and more.

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Founded in 1989, City Music Center of Duquesne University (CMC) has proudly served as the Pittsburgh area's premier provider of musical instruction for students of all ages. As the community outreach division of the Mary Pappert School of Music, CMC strives to educate all who are interested, regardless of musical ability or financial situation.  CMC offers a comprehensive program of individual instrumental instruction combined with a sequenced, age-appropriate musicianship curriculum, ensemble and recital opportunities, as well as lessons and educational programs for university-level students and adults of all ages and skill levels. 

National Guild for Community Arts Education LogoCity Music Center of Duquesne University is a proud member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.

We are the premier community music school in the Pittsburgh area!

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Faculty at City Music Center of Duquesne University

If you are currently looking for music lessons and outstanding musical instruction, we are confident you'll find City Music Center of Duquesne University to be the right choice for you and your family.  Learn more about our world-class faculty & staff by accessing our directory below:

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Contact us today!

Email us at cmc@duq.edu
or call 412-396-5064


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