At the Mary Pappert School of Music, you have a wide variety of horizon-expanding music programs to choose from at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, several of our programs can be accelerated and/or combined with other programs both in the music school and across campus.

Combine your Mary Pappert School of Music degree with a minor or even a secondary major. There are a variety of options available, both in the School of Music and around campus, depending on your chosen degree path. For more information, please email musicadmissionsFREEDUQUESNE.


Achieve Your Bigger Goals

Whether you're interested in Music Education, Performance, Music Technology, Music Therapy, Composition, Jazz, or Music Ministry, we have the faculty and resources to prepare you for a successful and fulfilling career in music and beyond.

Hone Your Performing Skills

Regardless of degree path, each student benefits from one-on-one instruction with our world-class faculty.

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 and Sailors Memorial Hall, the August Wilson Center, the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, and many more. 


In today's competitive commercial and studio music environment, versatility is of the utmost importance. Our unique jazz curriculum integrates foundational training in the classical tradition with private instruction and coursework in jazz idioms.