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.
Already know that Duquesne University is for you? Apply today -it only takes 15 minutes to start your application. Admission to the Mary Pappert School of Music also includes a formal audition. Learn more about the audition process & guidelines.