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Entrance to the Mary Pappert School of Music

requires an audition for all undergraduate programs and graduate performance-oriented programs. To learn more about the audition and admission process, click the links below:

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Music Admissions

Thank you for your interest in the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University. The outstanding applied faculty, superb ensembles, quality academic programs and attractive location in culture rich Pittsburgh make Duquesne an excellent place to prepare for a professional career in music. Whether you are just beginning your musical career or continuing your professional studies, the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University prepares you to be a leader in the creative field of music! 

Schedule your audition today!

To schedule an audition, email the Director of Music Admissions, Troy Centofanto at Be sure to include your full name, mailing address, phone number, instrument, intended degree of study, and planned semester of enrollment. Arrangements to schedule auditions must be made at least two weeks in advance of the desired date. Audition dates open to undergraduate and graduate applicants.



Due to higher education regulation changes, effective August 1, 2011, Duquesne University is unable to accept applications for admission to online programs and courses from students residing in Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  For questions, please contact Paul-James Cukanna in the Office of Admissions at 412.396.5002 or