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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.

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Admission to the Mary Pappert School of Music involves a 2-step process.  Applicants must first apply to Duquesne University. Once the application is submitted, applicants will then be prompted to schedule an audition and submit additional documentation. Learn more about this process.


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.


Top 3 most commonly 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.


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We'd like to meet you.
    Come to campus and experience what we have to offer!

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. Private lessons with our faculty can also be arranged (additional fees may apply).

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