Summer Music Camps for High School Musicians

All summer music camps and workshops are open to rising 9th-12th graders and run Monday–Friday (9 a.m.–4 p.m. daily) at the Mary Pappert School of Music. 

Overnight "Resident" options include meals and early move-in Sunday prior to camp!

All overnight campers must register by Friday, June 7, 2024.

Pricing for All Camps

Commuter: $495
Resident (with roommate): $1,100
Resident (no roommate): $1,350

Learn more about our 2024 summer options and register below:

Overnight Accommodations

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 7, 2024. Overnight guests will enjoy an immersive on-campus experience that includes early arrival and a comprehensive meal plan. Participants will be closely supervised by staff and current students of the Mary Pappert School of Music, providing opportunities for student-to-student connections and mentorship.

2024 Summer Options

Students learn from professors in a music studio.

Music Technology Summer Intensive: June 24-28

The Music Technology Summer Intensive is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a professional recording and production environment with Grammy Award winning faculty. Immerse yourself in the inner workings of the studio and its operation during a recording session, and actively participate in tracking, overdubbing, editing and mixing. Registration closes Friday, June 14, 2024.

Trumpeters playing.

Summer Jazz Experience: June 24-28

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 regardless of experience or skill level. Registration closes Friday, June 14, 2024.

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High School Vocal Workshop: July 22-26

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 week-long course exploring all aspects of the vocal arts surrounded by other creative and enthusiastic musicians. Registration closes Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

A pianist performs.

Summer Piano Workshop: July 22-26

Open to high school students in grades 9 through 12, this Piano Workshop provides an exclusive opportunity for young artists to work with our distinguished piano faculty. The workshop offers a variety of expert instruction including 1-on-1 private piano lessons, peer observation in group class environment, sight-reading sessions, and master classes, as well as an opportunity to experience the art of collaborative piano. The week will conclude with a final recital featuring performances by all participants and celebrating their achievement. Registration closes Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

Professional Development Activities

Elevate your career with professional development activities offered at Duquesne University, including workshops, networking events, career fairs, certificate programs, counseling services, and continuing education courses. This summer, the Mary Pappert School of Music is presenting the third annual Summer Band Symposium, which is available for Act 48 credit hours. More info below:

2024 Summer Band Symposium

This summer’s third annual Summer Band Symposium for school band educators and community band directors features Cheryl and Richard Floyd (Austin, TX) as co-clinicians, along with Michael Markowski (2024 Young Band Commission composer). Registration fee includes buffet lunch; parking optional. Participants are encouraged to play in the Symposium’s Reading Band during morning and afternoon sessions.


Learn more about the Summer Music Series and upcoming offerings.

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