Congratulations on your acceptance to the Mary Pappert School of Music! Now, See Yourself HERE...

Accepted Students

You're in the final stages of the admission process, so take a deep breath and let us walk you through the remaining steps.

Virtual Music Showcase

Saturday, March 27, 2021 (Online: 9am-12pm)

Showcase Saturday is a long-standing tradition at the Mary Pappert School of Music. It's our time to celebrate and welcome accepted students like you to the school. You'll enjoy opportunities to ask questions and hear from our current students about what it's like to be a Duquesne Musician. Connect with other students in your major and meet your teachers! We will feature musical performances by our students and faculty, as well as degree-specific information sessions and activities. Attendees are also entered in a raffle to win prizes and gift baskets at our closing ceremony. You don't want to miss out!

9:00am - Welcome and Opening Ceremony: Enjoy live and prerecorded performances by our current students and an official welcome from the dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music, David Allen Wehr.

9:30am - Degree Program Sessions: Meet current students in your major as well as future classmates! Enjoy round-table discussions with faculty about what you can expect from your program of study and hear from our students about their experiences as Duquesne musicians.

10:30am - Instrumental Area Breakouts: No matter what degree program you are pursuing, you can meet with other incoming students in your area (winds, brass, guitars, keyboards, percussion, strings, and voice). Connect with current students and faculty in your area to talk about private lessons, teacher selection, ensemble opportunities and performance juries.

11:15am - Closing Ceremony: As a participant, you will be automatically entered in a raffle drawing for prizes and gift baskets, like our Musician's Survival Kit (featured below) which includes a USB microphone, headphones, and other supplies for the modern musician! In addition to faculty and student performances, we will also feature a student Q&A panel with representatives from all degree programs and instrumental areas to make sure you get the answers and takeaways you're looking for.

Gift baskets Duquesne Music Showcase

*Image features Musician's Survival Kit, Welcome to Pittsburgh, and Go-Dukes gift baskets. Winners must be present at the closing ceremony to claim their prize.

In addition, various campus partners will be available to chat and answer questions:

  • Academic Advisement
  • Financial Aid
  • Residence Life
  • Student Services

All accepted graduate and undergraduate students automatically receive an invitation to RSVP for this event. If you have been accepted but have not received an invitation, please contact us directly to register for the event: musicadmissions@duq.edu.

Photo highlights from years past:

Collage of images featuring Duquesne faculty, staff, and students along with prospective students at historical Showcase Saturday events.


Click on the tabs below for more information about being an accepted student:

Undergraduate Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Mary Pappert School of Music!

SO FAR, YOU HAVE ALREADY:

  • Applied to Duquesne University and passed your audition for the Mary Pappert School of Music.
  • Completed your FAFSA form (recommended date of completion, no later than March 1 for scholarship consideration).
  • Received your official letter of acceptance and initial undergraduate financial aid package.
  • RSVP'd for Showcase Saturday!

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:

  • Enhancement Awards/Scholarships - In addition to the Lead with Music Scholarship (50% tuition coverage), these awards are issued to undergraduate applicants beginning March 21 and extending through May 1. Awards are issued based on a full review of each applicant's Audition Results (faculty feedback and recommendation), Academic Merit (Letters of Recommendation, GPA, SAT/ACT scores), and Financial Need (as determined by the FAFSA).
  • Enrollment Deposit - Accepted students secure their scholarships as well as a spot in the incoming class by paying the enrollment deposit by May 1.
  • Housing Applications & Room Assignments - Deposited students can complete the housing application as early as March 1. Room assignments begin March 15 for deposited students.
  • Freshmen Advisement Summer Transition (F.A.S.T.) - Each year, in July, all incoming freshmen at Duquesne are invited to come to campus for this event. F.A.S.T. gives new students the opportunity to register for classes, get their Duquesne ID, and set up a meal plan, as well as a chance to hang out with your future classmates while playing games and enjoying good food! This event will be announced and invitations issued late Spring.
  • Move-in and Orientation - Each year more than 6,000 students move into campus dormitories in a period of 3 days.  Freshmen have earlier move-in dates due to freshman orientation. You will receive specific communication from Duquesne University's Office of Residence Life about when to arrive on campus for move-in.
  • Classes Begin - Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Academic Calendar. If you have questions about your course schedule email musicadmissions@duq.edu or call 412-396-5064
Graduate Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Graduate Division of the Mary Pappert School of Music!

SO FAR, YOU HAVE ALREADY:

  • Applied to Duquesne University and auditioned for the Mary Pappert School of Music.
  • Received your official letter of acceptance.
  • Completed your FAFSA form (US citizen's only - recommended date of completion is February 15).
  • Completed your Graduate Assistantship Survey (recommended date of completion, no later than March 8).

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:

  • Graduate Assistantships - These awards are issued to accepted graduate applicants beginning March 21 and extending through April 15. Awards are issued based on a full review of each applicant's Audition Results (faculty feedback and recommendation), Academic Merit (Letters of Recommendation, Resume/CV, Transcripts), and Financial Need (as determined by the FAFSA). All accepted graduate students receive a notice outlining the Graduate Assistantship Program that also contains an invitation to complete the Graduate Assistantship Survey which is your opportunity to express interest in specific assistantship positions within the school.
  • Enrollment Deposit - Accepted graduate students secure their assistantships and awards as well as a spot in the incoming class by paying the enrollment deposit by April 15.
  • Graduate Orientation - Every graduate student is required to attend orientation. Once enrolled, all graduate students receive detailed communications relative to orientation and getting started as a graduate assistant.
  • Classes Begin - Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Academic Calendar. If you have questions about your class schedule, please contact us at musicadmissions@duq.edu

Questions about the next steps?

  If you have any questions regarding the information above, please contact us directly at musicadmissions@duq.edu or call (412) 396-5064.