Duquesne's ensembles will provide you with the finest university-level performing experiences available, preparing you for your career as a professional musician. As a member, you will perform on campus, as well as at some of the best venues for music in the city. Our students have performed at Heinz Hall, Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, the August Wilson Center, the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, and many more. Additionally, our ensembles have performed outside the Pittsburgh area, as well, in venues including (but not limited to) Carnegie Hall in New York City, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center, and various regional and state music conferences.
About the Ensembles
There are a variety of large and small ensembles that cover a wide range of musical styles and genres that you can perform in as a student at the Mary Pappert School of Music.
As a member of our ensembles, you will have the opportunity to perform in many concerts. Our students regularly perform in local and regional venues, as well as outside the Pittsburgh area in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Not a Music Major?
No problem! Duquesne's performing ensembles are open to students in all majors by audition. Email Caron Daley, Ensembles Coordinator for more information.
Our ensemble faculty members have extensive experience leading professional organizations including the Grammy Award-winning Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the River City Brass Band, and the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra. Directors of each of our ensembles are listed on the specific ensemble's page.
Upcoming Ensemble Events
The Music of Stevie Wonder
Duquesne University Jazz EnsembleMike Tomaro, Program Director of Jazz StudiesFeaturing...
Music for Lent
The Dukes MusicDr. Paul Miller, directorFeaturing:Abigail Hill, altoMichelle Kenyon, violin...
Duquesne University Brass Choir
Dr. James Gourlay, Director of Bands
Xiu-ru Liu, director
Jazz Chamber Groups
Jeff Bush, director
Concerts & Events
Students and faculty of the Mary Pappert School of Music present over 200 annual concerts
Learn more about our events:
Full Calendar of Events
Music on the Bluff Series | Uptown Jazz Series | Student & Faculty Recital Series | Master Class & Guest Artist Series
Most events are either free or $10 general admission. With the exception of the Music on the Bluff series, anyone under 18 years old may attend any regular admission concert free of charge.
Got a question about Ensembles at Duquesne?
Contact the Ensembles Area Coordinator