City Music Center of Duquesne University

At City Music Center, we believe music is for everyone and it is meant to be shared!

CMC Spotlight:

Performance Class - Spring Dates Announced:

CMC students are encouraged to sign up for performance class to develop stage presence and confidence while being supported by faculty and fellow students in a masterclass setting. Spring 2020 dates: 1/25, 2/15, 2/29, 3/21, 4/25.
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Musical Families is back!

Musical Families is designed to engage children (babies, toddlers, preschoolers) and adults in singing, playing instruments, and moving to music while sharing songs, activities, and rhymes for music-making experiences at home.
Learn more about Musical Families.

It's never too late!
         Sign up for 2019-20 Programs and Activities:

At City Music Center, students can engage in a wide variety of music-making activities and classes ranging from Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Guitar for Beginners, to Jazz ensemble and private instrumental instruction. Customize your own CMC experience!
Learn more about registration.

Meet the New Faces at CMC!

City Music Center is always searching for the best and brighest when it comes to our instructors and ensemble leaders. Please welcome (from left) Yanchi Chen: Suzuki/Classical Violin, Chase Upchurch: Eurhythmics/Voice, and Cara Rozgonyi: Flute/Piano.
View the faculty directory and read bios.

Yanchi Chen, Chase Upchurch, and Cara Rozgonyi


Program Options: Youth (PreK-12)
Lessons | Classes | Ensembles

Learn more about our program offerings and music curriculum for youth by clicking the button below:

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Program Options: Adults
Lessons | Classes | Ensembles

Learn more about classes, lessons, and workshops for adult learners by clicking the button below:

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Thomas Carsecka - executive director"We offer a colorful variety of music-making options to best fit your needs, interests, and budget."   

-Thomas Carsecka, Executive Director.


The CMC Summer Music Series will be back and better than ever in 2020!

View the 2019 offerings


Did you know?

City Music Center of Duquesne University offers a wide variety of music programs for adults and university-level students. DU students, employees, and alumni receive a 10% discount on most programs!


Benefits of a City Music Center Education

World-Famous PSO Faculty, All-Steinway Music School, Private Music Lessons, Music Classes, Large Ensembles, Chamber Music Groups, Scholarships, Awards, Competitions, Recitals and more.

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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. 

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

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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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