City Music Center of Duquesne University

CMC Spotlight:

Registration is now open for City Music Center's upcoming Academic Year 2022-23! View registration options below or click Register to get started now.


Registration Options:

Academic Year (Youth K-12)

Students can register for private lessons, classes and ensembles. Open Enrollment begins after July 1 annually. The full academic program operates primarily on Saturdays from September through May. Learn more about our 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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