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City Music Center of Duquesne University


CMC Spotlight:

Music Lessons for Adults: New Year, New You!

Many expereince some form of music-making in their youth, but few continue past grade-school. Regardless of skill level or how long it's been since you last played or sang, now is a great time to rekindle your love of music! Music is meant to be shared and enjoyed by everyone; it has the ability to build character and break down barriers, shatter fears and heal the entire being. Learn more about music lessons.

Jelena Janjic NPR article
Dr. Jelena Janjic, a City Music Center piano student and pain researcher at Duquesne University, is exploring nanotechnology to deliver non-opioid pain medications directly into cells. To control her own pain, she turned to non-medical interventions, including composing music and playing the piano. Read more at NPR.org

*Dr. Janjic is a student of Anoush Tchakarian.


Program Options: 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 & Lectures | Ensembles

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Providing music education & enjoyment for youth, adults, and community since 1989.

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


The CMC Summer Music Series will be back in 2019!

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


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