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Programs for Adults

Music lessons, classes, lectures, workshops, and ensemble opportunities.

These options are available to university students, professionals, and adults of all skill levels and interests.


Did you know?

City Music Center of Duquesne University offers DU students, employees, and alumni a 10% discount on most programs!


Lesson Packages

Interested in taking music lessons? We have lesson packages for university students & adults of all ages and skill levels. Lessons are 45 minutes and available for most instruments. Learn more or click the button below to get started.

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Music Classes

A variety of Saturday classes ranging from basic music to jazz theory are available.  All ages, interests, and experience levels welcome!

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Adult Learning & Lecture (A.L.L.) Series

The new Adult Learning & Lecture (A.L.L.) Series presented by City Music Center of Duquesne University provides engaging educational experiences for adult learners interested in expanding their awareness and understanding of music and it's impact (past, present, and future) on business, culture, medicine, politics, and the everchanging social landscape. 

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Performance Opportunities:
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Sign up for Chamber Music!

Collaborate with other adults and enjoy making music together. Participants enjoy weekly coaching sessions at the Mary Pappert School of Music and work toward a public performance or recital at the end of the term. Rehearsal schedules are based on availability of the group and coach. Tell us about your experience with music, what instrument you play, and what kinds of music interest you. To get started click "Register" below:

Registration is $375 for one session, $650 for the full academic year (save $100 when you register for both sessions).
Session 1: September 16 - December 9, 2017  (12 weeks - 11x 90 minute rehearsals, 1 performance)
Session 2: January 20 -  April 21, 2018  (12 weeks - 11x 90 minute rehearsals, 1 performance)
*Accepted instruments: strings, piano, brass, winds, percussion, and more... Questions? click here

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*Registration deadline is September 1, 2017 for the full academic year and session 1. Registration deadline for session 2 is January 6, 2018.

Dive into Jazz Combos!

Enjoy expressing your musical side in a Jazz Combo. These groups are miniature versions of larger Jazz ensembles and are typically made up of 3-7 players. Participants work weekly with a coach and have fun in rehearsals while developing skills for improvising and learning to communicate more musically with the other members of the group. To get started click "Register" below and tell us about your instrument, experience level, and what kinds of Jazz interest you.

Registration is $375 for one session, $650 for the full academic year (save $100 when you register for both sessions).
Session 1: September 16 - December 9, 2017 (12 weeks - 11x 90 minute rehearsals, 1 performance)
Session 2: January 20 - April 21, 2018 (12 weeks - 11x 90 minute rehearsals, 1 performance)
*Accepted instruments: all woodwinds, brass, guitar, piano/keys, bass (electric or acoustic), kit/percussion, voice and more... Questions? click here

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*Registration deadline is September 1, 2017 for full academic year and session 1. Registration deadline for session 2 is January 6, 2018.


Workshops & Camps

This summer, City Music Center of Duquesne University is offering several workshops open to adults!

Music Technology Summer Intensive - July 17-21 | Mary Pappert School of Music

National Jazz Workshop  - July 23-28 | Mary Pappert School of Music

Class Guitar Teacher Training - August 4 | Mary Pappert School of Music

Guitar & Bass Workshop - August 5 | Mary Pappert School of Music


Did you know?

City Music Center of Duquesne University offers a wide variety of music programs for adults and university-level students!


Questions?

Contact City Music Center of Duquesne University

cmc@duq.edu

(412) 396-5872