Several of the teaching studios in our building are designed to be specific to larger, less portable instruments including piano, bass, harp, percussion, and organ, as well as a jazz studio equipped with a drumset, baby grand piano, guitar/bass amps, and a digital piano/synth workstation that is used for private instruction and small combo rehearsals.
Room 204 (Jazz Studio)
Room 214 (Piano Studio)
Room 217 (Bass Studio)
Room 2R (Harp Studio)
Rooms 308 & 309 (Percussion Studios)
Duquesne is home to one of the nation's most prestigious programs in sacred music. As an organ student, you will enjoy excellent mentoring and job placement and have access to a Schlicker tracker organ that once belonged to Paul Manz, two Moeller practice organs, a three-manual solid-state Moeller studio (recently enlarged by Peter Luley), and a three-manual Aeolian-Skinner organ enhanced and rebuilt by Peter Luley. Most recently, a new three-manual tracker organ by Jaeckel, Inc. from Duluth, Minnesota has been built for the Duquesne Chapel of the Holy Spirit, where our sacred music students regularly perform for liturgies and recitals. You also will have access to a variety of superior organs throughout the Pittsburgh region.
Anthony F. Triano Woodwind Suite
In October 2008, the Anthony F. Triano Woodwind Suite was dedicated on the third floor of the Mary Pappert School of Music, consisting of teaching studios for flute, clarinet, and double reeds. Larger than many other practice rooms, these rooms can accommodate anything from solo practice to small group rehearsals.
Triano, who had performed with the Hollywood Orchestra, left resources in his estate for providing scholarships and enhancements for woodwind students, as well as updating teaching facilities.