Practice Rooms

Practice & Rehearsal Spaces

As a student of the Mary Pappert School of Music, you will have access to over 60 practice/rehearsal spaces throughout the building. These spaces are equipped with amenities including Steinway pianos, full-length mirrors, and music stands. Large ensemble rooms and classrooms are also available by request.

Percussion students have three dedicated practice rooms (one of which is equipped with a drumset) in addition to the percussion studios. Similarly, organ students can utilize any MPSOM room equipped with an organ for practice. And, when not in use for instruction, the Anthony F. Triano Woodwind Suite can be used for individual practice.

Standard Practice Room

Piano Major Practice Rooms

If your applied instrument is piano, you will be granted access to a suite of practice rooms equipped with Steinway baby grand pianos. In addition, one of the piano major practice rooms includes two pianos.

The piano practice rooms often double as rehearsal spaces for accompanied instrumental or vocal works. Accompanists and students in the collaborative piano program often use these spaces to prepare for student recitals.

Matty and Eddie Shiner Practice Rooms

A suite of acoustically-enhanced practice rooms on the lowest level of the Mary Pappert School of Music provides you with quality practice and rehearsal spaces. These rooms are larger than other practice rooms elsewhere in the music school, allowing you to conduct small group rehearsals, and they are equipped with Steinway upright pianos.

These rooms were renovated through the generous gifts of donors who wished to preserve the memory of Matty and Eddie Shiner, renowned trumpet and trombone artists who taught thousands of Duquesne brass students over their years of service.