Opportunities for Non-Music Majors
Music Minor, Certificate, and Diploma Programs
At Duquesne, students with previous musical experience are encouraged to consider earning a minor in music. Music minors experience the joy of singing or playing an instrument in a high-quality ensemble while gaining a deeper understanding and enjoyment of the art form.
In addition to the Minor in Music, two Post-Baccalareate Certifications are available: one in Music Therapy and one in Music Education.
For more information about either of these programs, please visit our Degrees and Programs page.
Mary Pappert School of Music Ensembles
Duquesne students, regardless of major, are all welcome to audition for placement in our ensembles. Available ensembles include, but are not limited to, the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Pappert Men's & Women's Chorales, and Voices of Spirit. Additionally, students interested in jazz are welcome to audition for any of our jazz ensembles, including the Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Workshop.
Duquesne's newest choral ensemble, the University Singers, is an all-campus mixed choir open to students in all majors, DU alumni, DU faculty and staff, and area community members with prior choral experience, or a love of singing. To learn more or to sign up, click here.
Duquesne University Pep Band
Additionally, the Duquesne Pep Band regularly performs at football games and men's and women's basketball games throughout the year. Students interested in the Pep Band should fill out this form in order to participate. If you have any questions, you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.