Duquesne University Music Admissions - See yourself HERE

Music Admissions

At the Mary Pappert School of Music, you can be a creator, artist, healer, teacher, and much more. We believe there is an unparalleled value in self-expression, and it is through music that you can nurture the heart of society and actively participate in shaping global culture.

How to Apply

Admission to the Mary Pappert School of Music involves a 2-step application and audition process.

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100% of fully accepted music students receive financial assistance!

We are proud to offer our students exceptional award packages like the undergraduate Lead with Music Scholarship that covers 50% of tuition costs, as well as highly competitive Graduate Performance Awards and Assistantships.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is expected in the audition?
Check out the Audition Overview for details about audition requirements.

What does the admission process look like?
Take a moment to review the Music Admission Timeline.

Can I submit a portfolio of my work?
Music Technology applicants are encouraged to submit a portfolio of 3 finished works. Learn more about the Music Technology Portfolio.

Experience Being a Student

  Duquesne Music Students Performing

FREE Trial Lesson
Graduate and undergraduate applicants with an application on file qualify.

Audit Classes and/or Ensemble Rehearsals
All prospective students are invited to audit classes and sit in on our ensemble rehearsals. Individual visits and family consultations can also be scheduled by emailing the Office of Music Admissions or calling (412) 396-5064.

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