The string program at Duquesne emphasizes your complete artistic and professional development as a musician, addressing not only technical skills, but nurturing your creativity as well. Make your mark in our orchestras and chamber groups as you learn from a world-class faculty, many of which are members of the GRAMMY Award-winning Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Graduate Students

We are proud to offer highly competitive Graduate Performance Awards and Assistantships that can cover up to 100% of tuition

*Video features professors Charles Stegeman and Rachel Stegeman accompanied by David Allen Wehr (dean and professor of piano).

Our success stories include students winning positions in the Los Angeles, Houston, Indianapolis, Portland, Detroit, Naples, Syracuse, and Pittsburgh Symphonies. Our string alumni also include educators throughout the country in K-12 public and private schools, professors at major universities, as well as recording artists and technicians in award-winning studios in Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles.

Hear from Our Students


Aaron White, String Area Coordinator

Upcoming String Area Events

Visit our Calendar of Events to see our full list of concerts and recitals.