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All-Steinway School with 68 Steinway Pianos

Over 60 Rehearsal / Performance Spaces

4:1 Student / Faculty Ratio

Recording Studios

Student Lounges

Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University. The outstanding applied faculty, superb ensembles, quality academic programs and attractive location in culture rich Pittsburgh make Duquesne an excellent place to prepare for a professional career in music. Whether you are just beginning your musical career or continuing your professional studies, the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University prepares you to be a leader in the creative field of music!

What does the Mary Pappert School of Music have to offer you?

Degrees Offered | Applied Music Study | Departments | Music Admissions

At Duquesne, we are educating the musical leaders of the twenty first century through challenging music degree programs for the mind, heart, and spirit. Our University motto, "Spiritus Est Qui Vivificat," It is the Spirit Who Gives Life, inspires our classrooms, rehearsals, and concert venues. 

Music students benefit from an enviable 4:1 student-to-faculty ratio, over 60 practice/rehearsal spaces, three professional recording studios, 68 Steinway pianos (All Steinway School), a music technology lab and a digital piano/computer lab. In additional, several lounges throughout the building provide students with a hospitable environment. School of Music students learn from professors who are dedicated instructors as well as internationally renowned performers, composers, arrangers, recording artists and master teachers. Our distinguished faculty and talented students perform over two hundred concerts and recitals on campus every year, including numerous tours, broadcasts, and recordings that reach a worldwide audience. 

Graduates of the Mary Pappert School of Music move on to the finest symphony orchestras, professional music and teaching positions in the world and are recipients of countless awards and accolades for winning international competitions, GRAMMY nominations/awards and distinguished honors for excellence in music education.