A Competitive Edge for a Creative Field

Whether you're interested in Music Education, Performance, Music Technology, Music Therapy, Composition, or Jazz, we have the faculty and resources to prepare you for a successful and fulfilling career in music and beyond. At the Mary Pappert School of Music, you are challenged to connect historical practices with modern methods, blend the traditional with current technology, and explore your artistry, creativity, and ingenuity to the fullest extent. It's time for bigger goals!

Did you know: 100% of accepted music students receive financial assistance from the Mary Pappert School of Music! We are proud to offer our students exceptional award packages like the undergraduate Lead with Music Scholarship that can cover up to 50% of tuition, as well as highly competitive Graduate Performance Awards and Assistantships. Learn more about the music admission process and start your application today!

Mission Statement

The Mary Pappert School of Music provides musical education that connects the broad spectrum of historical and current practices; and in promoting the relationship between theory and practice, prepares professionals who will be the leaders in the musical culture of the 21st century.

Upcoming Events

All in-person Duquesne University Mary Pappert School of Music concerts have been canceled for the fall 2020 semester. We are working on various student and faculty audio and video performance recordings that will be published throughout the next few months. Please stay tuned to duq.edu/MusicEvents for details on where to see and/or hear these online performances.

We look forward to welcoming you back to campus soon for live performances that celebrate the talents and accomplishments of our students.

For more a complete list of upcoming events, visit our Calendar of Events page.