When you study voice at the Mary Pappert School of Music, you will work with world-class faculty who use their expertise to help you find and refine your distinctive sound to prepare you for your own individual goals, whether they be on the opera stage, recording studio, healthcare setting, or classroom.  Many of our faculty are still active performers in their fields, recently singing with Pittsburgh Opera, Cleveland Orchestra, Pittsburgh Camerata, and other regional arts organizations.  Singers in the Voice Area at Duquesne have opportunities to perform with our Duquesne University Opera Theater as well as with our nationally recognized choral ensembles and other small ensembles like the Duquesne Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the Dukes Music.  We value each student’s unique voice and work with them to develop their sound and achieve their musical goals.

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Graduate Students

We are proud to offer highly competitive Graduate Performance Awards and Assistantships that can cover up to 100% of tuition.

Questions About Studying Voice?

Contact the Voice Area Coordinator.

Meghan DeWald

Adjunct Professor of Voice, Voice Area Coordinator

Voice Faculty

Kelley Krepin DeFade

Kelley Krepin DeFade

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Voice

Meghan DeWald

Meghan DeWald

Adjunct Professor of Voice, Voice Area Coordinator

Guenko Guechev

Guenko Guechev

Associate Professor of Voice

Xiu-ru Liu

Xiu-ru Liu

Adjunct Professor of Voice

John Moyer

John Moyer

Adjunct Professor of Voice

Alex Noble

Alex Noble

Adjunct Professor of Voice

Inessa Tamar

Inessa Tamar

Adjunct Professor of Voice

Brent Weber

Brent Weber

Adjunct Professor of Voice

Xuelai Wu

Xuelai Wu

Adjunct Professor of Voice

Upcoming Voice Events

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Marguerite DePhillips Dougherty Voice Competition

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  • Mary Pappert School of Music
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Duquesne Choirs

Dr. Caron Daley, Director of Choral Activities Featuring: The Dukes Music

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  • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
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Opera Workshop

Xiu-ru Liu, director

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  • Mary Pappert School of Music
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