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 universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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