City Music Center of Duquesne University

NOTICE: All on-campus events and activities are canceled for the rest of the semester. All CMC classes, lessons, and activities will move to online formatting and will resume April 4, 2020 (or earlier in some cases). If you have questions, please email cmc@duq.edu. Thank you and stay healthy!

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


CMC Spotlight:

Duquesne Young Artists National Competition 2020

Young musicians are competing for cash prizes and a chance to perform with the GRAMMY Award-winning Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Concerto and Solo Artist divisions available.
View competition details.

Summer Music Series 2020

City Music Center and the Mary Pappert School of Music host nonstop summer music-making. From jazz bands and hands-on recording studio experiences to music theory and instrumental boot camps, there's something for every young musician.
View camp offerings.


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

Learn more about our program offerings and music curriculum for youth by clicking the button below:

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Program Options: Adults
Lessons | Classes | Ensembles

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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