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 Althouse

Adjunct Professor of Voice; Voice Area Coordinator

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Applied Voice Faculty

Meghan DeWald Althouse

Meghan DeWald Althouse

Adjunct Professor of Voice; Voice Area Coordinator

Kelley Krepin DeFade

Kelley Krepin DeFade

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Voice

Xiu-ru Liu

Xiu-ru Liu

Adjunct Professor of Voice

Brent Weber

Brent Weber

Adjunct Professor of Voice

Voice Studies

Nathália Kato Giordano

Nathália Kato Giordano

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

Xuelai Wu

Xuelai Wu

Adjunct Professor of Voice

Upcoming Voice Events

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Master Class: Marianne Cornetti, mezzo-soprano

Marianne Cornetti is internationally recognized as one of the leading Verdi mezzo-sopranos...

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Voices of Spirit

Caron Daley, Director of Choral ActivitiesAdmission$10 Suggested Donation (at the door)

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  • First Evangelical English Lutheran Church
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Voices of Spirit & Pappert Chorale

Caron Daley, Director of Choral ActivitiesAdmission$10 Suggested Donation (at the door)

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  • Westminster Presbyterian Church
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The Dukes Music

Dr. Paul Miller, directorAdmission$10 Suggested Donation (at the door)

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  • Mary Pappert School of Music
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Opera Workshop

Dr. Nicole Jenkins, directorAdmission$10 Suggested Donation (at the door)

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  • Mary Pappert School of Music
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Master Class: Marianne Cornetti, mezzo-soprano

Marianne Cornetti is internationally recognized as one of the leading Verdi mezzo-sopranos...

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  • Mary Pappert School of Music
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