Duquesne University Music Admissions - See yourself HERE

Music Admissions

The application for Fall 2023 is now open! 

Submit your app and register to audition on your applicant portal. Need assistance? Contact us at musicadmissions@duq.edu or call 412-396-5064.

Looking for a quick overview? Check out the Mary Pappert School of Music Slideshow Summary.

How to Apply

Admission to the Mary Pappert School of Music requires a University application and successful completion of a formal music audition. View the Audition Process & Guidelines.

Ready to Apply? Let's Get Started! 

Undergraduate Graduate

Want to talk with someone?

Tom Carsecka HeadshotConnect with Tom Carsecka, Director of Music Admissions, to arrange a music school visit, live video chat, or phone call and get answers to questions about auditions, scholarships, degree programs, classroom observations and other opportunities.

Ask one of our current students what life is like as a Duquesne Musician. View Music Student Abmassadors.

Looking for important deadlines and tips for submitting documents?

View the Undergraduate Timeline     |     View the Graduate Timeline

Did You Know? 100% of fully accepted music students receive financial assistance at the time of acceptance!

We are proud to offer exceptional award packages for undergraduate music students that can cover up to 100% of tuition, as well as highly competitive graduate performance awards and assistantships.

As an enrolled student, you can apply and compete for additional funding to support your education. Check out some of our recent endowed scholarship recipients.

Experience Being a Student

  Duquesne Music Students Performing

FREE Private Lesson
Prospective undergraduate and graduate students that submit an application qualify for a free private lesson with our award-winning faculty.

Observe Classes and Rehearsals
All prospective students are invited to observe classes and ensemble rehearsals when possible. Email the Office of Music Admissions or call (412) 396-5064 to check availability.

Watch Performances
Take a moment to experience the joy of making music at the Mary Pappert School of Music and see for yourself why so many choose to be a part of our musician community.

Listen: IEMMA Broadcast Network
Tune in to the internet radio station of the Mary Pappert School of Music's Institute of Entertainment, Music and Media Arts (IEMMA) featuring quality programming recorded and performed by our own students and faculty.

Take a Virtual Tour of Duquesne's Campus
Duquesne's campus is situated in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, offers breathtaking views of the city and its three rivers, and is only a short walk from the cultural district.

Take a Virtual Tour of Our School

Mary Pappert School of Music

Performance Venues

Music Technology Studios & Labs

Instructional Spaces & Resources

* If you would like to take a live online building tour with one of our current students, please email MusicAdmissions@duq.edu and ask about our Music Student Ambassador Program. Our music ambassadors are current students that represent the full spectrum of instruments and degree pathways at the Mary Pappert School of Music. View the Music Student Abmassadors.

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