mary pappert school of music

Visit the School of Music

For Prospective Students and Families:

The Mary Pappert School of Music hosts several days each year where students interested in studying at Duquesne can visit and get answers to their questions, meet with staff and faculty, talk with various campus organizations and service providers, and most importantly, find out what a day in the life of a Duquesne student is like. Each year, there are several audition days, "preview" days, information sessions, and even a day specifically for those students who have already auditioned and been accepted to our school. 

To see a list of all these events, visit the Music Admissions page.

Individual visits are also available. If you would like to schedule a visit, please email

For Those Interested in Attending Concerts/Recitals:

There are several venues on Duquesne University's campus that are used for Mary Pappert School of Music Events. These venues include:

  • PNC Recital Hall (1st floor of the Mary Pappert School of Music)
  • Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation (3rd floor of the Mary Pappert School of Music)
  • Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom (5th floor of the Power Center)
  • Student Union Ballroom (4th floor of the Student Union)

In addition, many concerts and recitals are held in performance venues around the city of Pittsburgh. Frequently used venues include Heinz Hall, Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland, the Twentieth Century Club, Trinity Cathedral, the August Wilson Center and many more. Check each event listed on our calendar for the venue's street address.

For our most up-to-date event listings, please visit the Calendar of Events page.

Most Mary Pappert School of Music concerts and recitals are $10 general admission, with tickets available only at the door. For more details about our ticketing policy, please visit our Event Ticket Information page.

For Everyone:

Pittsburgh is a melting pot of music, culture, and opportunity. The city truly has something for everyone. And with Duquesne's campus only a short walk from downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District, you won't have to go far to find yourself immersed in the arts. To find out more, visit our Arts in Pittsburgh page.