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Guitar Day with Joe Negri

a guitar and bass workshop

July 21, 2018  |  Mary Pappert School of Music
     *Complete Workshop runs from 9:30am - 5pm. Check-in begins at 8:45am (3rd floor lobby)
     **Masterclass with Joe Negri 1pm - 2pm. Check-in begins at 12:15pm (3rd floor lobby)

Download the event schedule

Complete Workshop Requirements:
Students must be entering grade 8+
Participants must bring their own guitar or bass.
University students, adults and professionals are welcome to attend.

Complete Workshop Registration $35 (on or before July 20, 2018)
      *includes Joe Negri masterclass.

Walk-ins welcome $50 at the door.

Joe Negri masterclass $5 (on or before July 20, 2018)

This masterclass is open to the public. Participants are not required to bring an instrument nor are they required to play guitar.  The masterclass is accessible to all interested in learning more about Joe Negri's life and experience as a key contributor to the art of jazz guitar performance. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Walk-ins welcome $10 at the door. General admission. Seating is limited.


Honored guest, Joe Negri, celebrates 45 years of teaching at Duquesne University!

Professor Joe Negri has made it a priority to give back to the City of Pittsburgh and the region as a tireless advocate for Pittsburgh area guitarists. He has contributed to the highest quality of live jazz and popular guitar performance, and has touched the hearts of all ages as the "Handy Man" guitarist on Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. Join us on July 21, 2018 as we celebrate Joe and his dedication to making music a part of everyone's life!

Joe Negri Masterclass

Prizes and Giveaways

As a participant of this workshop, you will automatically be entered in a raffle to win a Godin, 5th Avenue guitar!  Other prizes include sheet music, tuners, and guitar accessories.  Special thanks to our sponsors at Godin and the GAMA Foundation.

Godin Guitar Giveaway

City Music Center of Duquesne University's summer music series provides a positive, encouraging, and non-competitive learning environment through collaboration and high quality musical content. Since 1986, this particular workshop has offered focused studies and has inspired musicians of all ages, professional and non-professional, by offering a wide selection of coaching styles for the guitarist and bassist.

Bill Purse Guitar Technology

Join us for an exciting one-day event! Everything guitar and bass, all styles, all ages!

Participating DU faculty: Bill Purse, Tom Kikta, Eric Susoeff, Brian Stahurski, and Jeff Mangone.

Bill Purse

Tom Kikta

Jeff Mangone


"Duquesne's Guitar Workshop offers an unparalleled experience for musicians of all levels. The opportunity to learn, grow and thrive in this environment is only matched by the enviable opportunity to pick the brains of some today's finest musical minds."
        ~ Wolf Marshall

"The Duquesne University Guitar and Bass Workshop is one of today's important contributors to guitar education; the dedication and expertise of the faculty is outstanding. As always, I look forward to teaching and sharing the music with dedicated guitar enthusiasts."
        ~ Henry Johnson

"Duquesne University has been a pioneer in bringing music technology into the classroom, and it also boasts one of the top five guitar and electric bass programs in the nation. It's a birthplace for the future leaders of the music world."
        ~ Bill Schultz, late President and CEO, Fender Musical Instruments | Duquesne University alumnus