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Music Technology

Summer Intensive

July 9-13, 2018 | Mary Pappert School of Music
  *sessions run from 9a-4p each day.

Students must be entering grade 8+
*University students, adults and professionals welcome to attend. (adult group is seperate from youth - time, location, and pricing is the same).

Early Registration $425.00 (on or before May 1, 2018)

*Standard Registration $500.00 after May 1, 2018.


Featuring a recording masterclass with
           5-time Grammy Award-winning engineer, Jay Dudt.

Jay Dudt Grammy Awards

New SSL (Solid State Logic) Console added in 2018!

SSL at Duquesne University

What you can
      EXPECT from this experience...

Participants acquire basic skills in music technology and sound recording, including microhpone selection and placement, navigating outboard gear and plug-ins, setting levels, capturing HD audio, electronic keyboards and additional MIDI controllers, MIDI sequencing and the use of Finale notation software. In the Mary Pappert School of Music's technology labs and recording studios, you can explore the latest software and hardware while learning how to successfully incorporate music technology into your life as a musician.  

"Music sequencing is a valuable tool for the creation and performance of music and supports the development of composition, improvisation, and arranging skills."

          -Professor William Purse 

Using a variety of MIDI sequencing software packages, including Reason, Apple Logic, and Ableton Live, participants gain hands-on experience in recording and editing MIDI and Digital Audio tracks, audio and MIDI looping, the selection and use of hardware and software synthesizers, the creation of soundtracks for video, and mixing and bouncing projects to a final medium. Group size is limited to 16 students. Our hands-on approach to the fundamentals of working with digital audio workstations will cover techniques for recording, sampling, editing and storing sound and will include an overview of basic digital recording and sampling as well as the processes involved in creating a CD, DVD or multimedia piece from start to completion.

Duquesne Faculty involved:

Thomas Kikta, Lynn Emberg Purse, William Purse, Thomas Carsecka

Duquesne's innovative Music Technology degree offers concentrations in digital music pedagogy, electronic composition and electronic performance. Guided by faculty members who are acknowledged leaders in their fields, graduate students master powerful technological tools in state-of-the-art electronic studios, including the Music Technology Center, the Digital Keyboard Lab, the Fender Electronic Studio and the multi-track Recording Studios. Graduates of this program are in demand in the music, film and recording industries throughout the world.