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Piano Department

Our piano faculty consists of some of the finest performers and teachers in the country. To their credit are concert appearances in major cities from San Francisco to New York, and as far away as Hong Kong, Warsaw, Paris, Buenos Aires and Rome. As active performers they have won numerous awards and have served as adjudicators in national and international competitions.

The aim of the piano faculty is to develop the artistic personality of each individual student, regardless of degree emphasis. In addition to performance, piano majors have a wide variety of opportunities, including studio classes, chamber music coaching, piano ensemble and instrumental / vocal accompanying. Class and private instruction in classical piano are an integral part of all Duquesne music programs, providing every student with a working knowledge of the instrument, which enhances the total educational experience. In addition to classical studies, there is also an emphasis in Jazz Piano. Students in this area have many performing opportunities both on and off campus.

In 2001, Duquesne University became an “All Steinway” school by taking delivery of 68 beautiful new Steinway pianos. These marvelous instruments are the choice of 98% of the world’s concert artists. As one of approximately 34 “All Steinway” schools in America, Duquesne demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to quality learning opportunities for its music students.