tempo magazine

Tempo Magazine

Each year, the Mary Pappert School of Music publishes a magazine that chronicles the achievements and milestones of its students, faculty and staff. Here, you will find all issues of Tempo dating back to its inception in the fall of 2001.

You can subscribe to TEMPO Magazine as a print publication that will be mailed to directly to you, or you can subscribe to our weekly eNewsletter, and a digital edition of each issue of the magazine will be included when it is published. By subscribing to the digital edition, you also get the latest news and events delivered to your inbox every week (monthly during the summer months). You can also choose to subscribe to both print and digital editions. To do so, just click here and fill out the requested information.

tempo 2018-19 thumbnail2018–2019 (Current Issue)

Feature Stories:

  • Duquesne at the GRAMMYs
  • City Music Center, Pittsburgh Honor Joe Negri at Guitar and Bass Workshop
  • Marguerite DePhillips Dougherty Voice Competition

Past Issues


Feature Stories: Mary Pappert School of Music Partners with ACHIEVA; Student Wins Campus Superstar; Ukulele Lessons Helping Law Students Reduce Stress; MPSOM and School of Nursing Welcome New Faculty Member


Feature Stories: Eyes and Ears of the Spirit: A Multi-Sensory Music Experience; Ed Stephan Q&A; Grad Wins Two Major Auditions; Kikta Scores and Performs Premiere with NYC Ballet


Feature Stories: Harp Student Sophie Graf Wins Anne Adams Award; TEMPO Interviews New Dean, Seth Beckman; One Roof: One Voice


Feature Stories: MPSOM: Looking to the Future; Music for the Spirit; Brett Williams Achieves Dreams on European Tour


Feature Stories: City Music Center Expands; Countertenor Andrey Nemzer Wins at the Met; Introducing New Alumni Featurettes - Encore

Fall 2012

Feature Stories: Guitar and Bass Workshop Keeps Rockin'; Steelers Coach Scores Guitar Award

Fall 2011

Feature Stories: Pappert Center Dedication; Sax Quartet Wins National Recognition

Fall 2009

Feature Stories: Introducing the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation

January 2009

Feature Stories: DU Guitar Roundup

January 2008

Feature Stories: Voices of Spirit European Tour; Brahms on the Bluff Concludes


Feature Stories: O Come All Ye Faithful; David Allen Wehr Appointed to Geltz Chair


Feature Stories: Brahms on the Bluff; Music Program Celebrates Advent

Fall 2004

Feature Stories: Looking Good, Sounding Great; New Song Begins for Voice Study Program

Fall 2003

Feature Stories: New Master's in Music Technology Now at Duquesne

Fall 2002

Feature Stories: Unmasking a Musical Mystery

Fall 2001

Feature Stories: Striking a Note in the Key of Excellence