Take the Next Step to Becoming a Duquesne School of Music Student!

Prepare for a successful career in music

Whether you're interested in performance, technology, education, or therapy, the School of Music has the programs, faculty and resources to prepare you for a successful career. In your program of study, you are challenged to connect historical and current music practices, blending the traditional with current technology and focusing on both theory and performance.


Duquesne University is more affordable than you might think. Independent sources - including U.S. News and World Report, Washington Monthly and Kiplinger's - all rank Duquesne as a best value university. Music students receive a minimum 50% scholarship!

World-Class Faculty

Learn from faculty who are members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras, and Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, among others. Many of these musicians are also GRAMMY® winners. Our faculty members are recognized in the academic and cultural communities for their activities as performers, conductors, composers, music technologists, music therapists, church musicians, clinicians, and music scholars. Their experiences are invaluable to your development as a student.

Exciting Performance Opportunities

Duquesne music students can take advantage of the many performance opportunities available to them on campus and off campus with local music organizations. Students are active members of many local orchestras, bands, and other performing ensembles – large and small from classical to jazz.

Check out 360 photos of two School of Music facilities: Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation and PNC Recital Hall.

Arts-Centric Location

Duquesne University is located in the heart of Pittsburgh, a vibrant and safe city that has been recognized worldwide for its livability, welcoming atmosphere and professional opportunity. Music students enjoy being in walking distance to Pittsburgh’s cultural district, cafes, shopping, recreation and more.