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Free Guitar and Bass Celebration Slated at Duquesne

Guitar and bass enthusiasts of all ages are invited to enhance and refine their skills with the Mary Pappert School of Music's guitar and bass faculty and other experts at a free, one-day festival on Friday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on campus.

The Duquesne University Guitar and Bass Celebration will feature national performance and pedagogy experts from the music school's faculty, including Bill Purse, Ken Karsh and Joe Negri, and special guests like Roland clinician Robert Marcello. Novice and experienced tracks are available in jazz, guitar, bass, classical/acoustic and contemporary/rock.

Participants will also be eligible for a drawing of prizes, including a Godin Freeway Classic electric guitar, a Martin D-1E acoustic guitar and a Fender Standard Precision bass.

The Guitar and Bass Celebration is dedicated to the memory of Bill Schultz, the late chief executive officer of Fender Musical Instruments and former Duquesne student, in honor of his commitment to guitar and bass education.

Sponsors for the event include Fender Musical Instruments, Fishman, Godin Guitars, Martin Guitars, Roland USA, Alfred Music Publishing, the Carnegie Science Center, MCG Jazz and the Pittsburgh Jazz Society.

Call 412.396.5866 or email pursew@duq.edu for more information.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.