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Music Students Get Advice From the Experts

Duquesne’s student chapter of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society is hosting a special panel discussion featuring the current and former heads of prominent music schools on Saturday, March 29 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the PNC Recital Hall in the Mary Pappert School of Music.

At The Deans’ Discussion, the panelists will discuss contemporary music and provide insights and tips for young musicians. Jim Cunningham, host of QED Radio’s The Morning Show, will serve as moderator for The Deans’ Discussion.

Featured panelists include:
Robert Blocker, dean, Yale School of Music
Sidney Harth, director of orchestral activities, Duquesne’s Mary Pappert School of Music
Ezra Laderman, former dean, Yale School of Music
Robert Sirota, president, Manhattan School of Music
David Stock, professor and composer-in-residence, Mary Pappert School of Music
Marilyn Taft Thomas, former head, Carnegie Mellon University School of Music

The panelists are in Pittsburgh to perform in The Deans’ Concert, a special fund-raising concert featuring music composed and performed by colleagues of Sidney Harth. All proceeds from the event will go toward the Teresa and Sidney Harth Violin Scholarship at the Mary Pappert School of Music.

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