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Opportunities for Non-Music Majors

Performance Opportunities

Mary Pappert School of Music Ensembles

Duquesne students, regardless of major, are all welcome to audition for placement in our ensembles. Available ensembles include, but are not limited to:

  • Orchestral Ensembles
  • Wind Ensembles
  • Jazz Ensembles
  • Choral Ensembles
  • Guitar Ensembles
  • Electronic Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Brass Ensembles

Learn more about our ensembles


University Singers

Duquesne's newest choral ensemble, the University Singers, is an all-campus mixed choir open to students in all majors, DU alumni, DU faculty and staff, and area community members with prior choral experience, or a love of singing.

Learn more or sign up


Duquesne University Pep Band

The Duquesne Pep Band regularly performs at football games and men's and women's basketball games throughout the year. Students interested in the Pep Band should click the button below and fill out the interest form. If you have any questions, you can email them to duqpepband@duq.edu.

Join the Pep Band


City Music Center of Duquesne University

Interested in taking non-credit music lessons? City Music Center of Duquesne University has lesson packages for university students, employees, alumni, and community members. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Choose from 45 or 60 minute lesson packages and customize your schedule to fit your needs.

Learn more or sign up


Spiritan Campus Ministry

Through Spiritan Campus Ministry, students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to participate in the special ministries of our liturgies.  


Music Minor, Certificate, and Diploma Programs

At Duquesne, students with previous musical experience are encouraged to consider earning a minor in music. Music minors experience the joy of singing or playing an instrument in a high-quality ensemble while gaining a deeper understanding and enjoyment of the art form. 

In addition to the Minor in Music, a Post-Baccalareate Certification in Music Education is also avaialble.

For more information about either of these programs, please visit our Degrees and Programs page.