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    Mary Pappert School of Music Hosts Summer Programs, Workshops

    For the most up-to-date performance and recital information, call the Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083 or visit

    Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2
    Band Instrument Repair Workshop
    Presented with a hands-on approach to basic emergency repairs for brass, woodwind and percussion instruments, this workshop will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to identify performance problems and make simple repairs. Topics include woodwind pad replacement, key cork and neck cork replacement, water key repair and drum head replacement, among others. Featured instructors are Don Hollis and Jim Germann. Co-presented by Hollis & Germann Music with the Mary Pappert School of Music.
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hollis & Germann Music, 4136 Library Road, Pittsburgh.
    Cost: $395, which includes a kit of comprehensive kit of tools and materials for basic instrument repairs.

    Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21
    The Duquesne Days of Summer: Technology and Guitar
    This new, two-day workshop will include a variety of classes held on Saturday, and Sunday will feature a Gear Expo. Among the class offerings include hands-on courses in music technology and guitar, with classes ranging from digital audio basics to guitar effect pedal techniques. Expert advice will be provided for the beginner looking for inspiration, the student working hard on music over the summer or the professional trying to stay on the cutting edge. Presented by Duquesne University's City Music Center and Pianos N'Stuff.
    Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
    Cost: $25 for students and educators, $50 general admission. Enrollment is limited.
    Visit or contact the City Music Center at 412.396.5872 for more information.

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    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.