Explore your creativity and musical interests.

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Every summer, the Mary Pappert School of Music and City Music Center partner together to offer a variety of summer workshops and intensives for young musicians as well as professional symposiums for school music directors and ensemble leaders. 

Summer 2023

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Music Technology Summer Intensive

Learn and work alongside GRAMMY Award-winning faculty and gain hands-on experience in a professional recording and production environment. Immerse yourself in the inner workings of a studio and its operation during a recording session and actively participate in tracking, overdubbing, editing, and mixing. In addition to working alongside faculty and fellow participants in the studios and soundstages, you will have the ability to create your own mixes and edit recording projects independently in our Digital Audio Workstation lab.

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Summer Jazz Experience

Spend five activity-filled days rehearsing, performing, and learning about jazz, America's indigenous art form, in this informal, non-threatening environment. Play and learn alongside members of Duquesne University's jazz faculty, which is comprised of the best jazz musician-educators in the Pittsburgh area and beyond. This camp is open to students grades 8–12 and college students, regardless of skill level.

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2023 Summer Band Symposium for Western Pennsylvania Music Educators

The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University presents the second annual Summer Band Symposium for Western Pennsylvania Music Educators. Designed for elementary, middle, and high school band directors, this one-day event provides a forum for professional development, an opportunity to engage band colleagues within and across school districts, and dedicated time to review the latest band repertoire from Grades .5 to 5.

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High School Vocal Workshop

The High School Vocal Workshop is a collaborative exploration for high school singers who love to sing and are considering careers in music! Elevate your singing in a three-day course exploring all aspects of the vocal arts surrounded by other creative and enthusiastic musicians.


Learn more about the Summer Music Series and upcoming offerings.

City Music Center

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