sacred music

Sacred Music

The Master's degree in Sacred Music emphasizes your spiritual and musical development while empowering you to become a minister of music through a full range of church-music courses, practical training, and internships.

Our Program is Unique
  • Duquesne University is home to seven unique organs, including a new mechanical action pipe organ in the Duquesne University Chapel of the Holy Spirit.
  • In addition to performance, you will study and apply skill sets including conducting, composing/arranging, and music ministry, and learn how to connect your skills to the spiritual life of the church musician.
  • Through repertoire and improvisation courses, you will explore a wide variety of musical styles from various cultures and time periods, including elective courses, Gregorian Chant, hymnody, practicum, and choral or instrumental conducting.
  • In addition to coursework, you will gain invaluable real-world experience through internships and public performances. Your research culminates in the development of a professional portfolio that will make you stand out as a leader in music ministry.
  • Our graduates succeed.

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