City Music Center of Duquesne University


City Music Center will operate online for the Fall 2021 semester. Registration for the academic year closes Thursday 9/9/21 at midnight! View programs and packages below:


CMC Spotlight:

Rachel StegemanCity Music Center of Duquesne University has proudly named violinist Rachel Stegeman as its new Artistic Director. One of the most sought-after violinists in the recording industry, Rachel has performed on sessions in more than 500 motion pictures in addition to a live performance career that has taken her around the world. Read more about Rachel Stegeman


Registration Options:


Academic Year (Youth K-12)

Students can register for private lessons, classes and ensembles. Open Enrollment begins after July 1 annually; program operates primarily on Saturdays from September through May. Learn more about our academic-year program offerings by clicking the link below:

View Youth Programs

Music Lesson Packages (all ages)

Lesson packages are available year-round! Learn more about how they work and view rates by clicking the link below:

View Lesson Package Details


Thomas Carsecka - executive director"At City Music Center, we believe music is for everyone and it is meant to be shared! We offer an engaging variety of music-making options to best fit your needs, interests, and budget. "   

-Thomas Carsecka, CMC Executive Director.

Benefits of a City Music Center Education

Award-Winning Faculty, All-Steinway Music School, Private Music Lessons, Music Classes, Large Ensembles, Chamber Music, Scholarships, Awards, Competitions, Recitals and more.

Founded in 1989, City Music Center of Duquesne University (CMC) has proudly served as the Pittsburgh area's premier provider of musical instruction for students of all ages. As the community outreach division of the Mary Pappert School of Music, CMC strives to educate all who are interested, regardless of musical ability or financial situation.  CMC offers a comprehensive program of individual instrumental instruction combined with a sequenced, age-appropriate musicianship curriculum, ensemble and recital opportunities, as well as lessons and educational programs for university-level students and adults of all ages and skill levels. 

City Music Center Mission & Values


We are the premier community music school in the Pittsburgh area!

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National Guild for Community Arts Education LogoCity Music Center of Duquesne University is a proud member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.


Faculty at City Music Center of Duquesne University

If you are currently looking for music lessons and outstanding musical instruction, we are confident you'll find City Music Center of Duquesne University to be the right choice for you and your family.  Learn more about our world-class faculty & staff by accessing our directory below:

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Contact us today!

Email us at cmc@duq.edu
or call 412-396-5064


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