School of Music


Here at the Mary Pappert School of Music, we help students become the musicians they want to be with degrees and programs backed by the skills and experiences of our world-class faculty. Our students benefit from state-of-the-art music technology and recording studios, 68 Steinway pianos, and two performance venues, among many other facilities. Your gift helps us to provide our students an education that utilizes all of these resources to their fullest potential.


The impact of your gift


Your support helps us bolster the education of our students with opportunities such as:


  • Master classes, recitals and lectures presented by world-renowned guest artists and teachers
  • Financial support to participate in professional development activities
  • Access to professional performance facilities including Heinz Hall, Carnegie Music Hall, Twentieth Century Club, August Wilson Center, etc.
  • Maintenance and upgrades to facilities, enabling our students to have access to the best learning environment available. 


Please donate now to the School of Music


  • Dean’s Discretionary Fund: Your gift to the Dean’s Discretionary Fund allows for us to use support our areas of greatest need. These needs can be anything from facility upgrades to student travel and anywhere in between.
  • Duquesne University Choirs: Duquesne University is home to a three-choir program, led by Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Caron Daley. The choirs regularly present concerts and outreach performances around Pittsburgh and the region, including 2017–18 appearances at Trinity Cathedral, St. Bernard Church, Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School, North Hills High School, Little Sisters of the Poor, Westminster Presbyterian Church (Buffalo, NY), and St. Peter Cathedral (Erie, PA). This spring, the Voices of Spirit will perform in Cleveland, OH. Your gifts to our choirs help to offset the costs associated with travel and lodging.  


Don't forget to also spread the word!


An additional way to make a major impact on the Duquesne Day of Giving is to help us spread the word via social media, e-mail, text, word of mouth! Share this address with the hashtag #DUQDayofGiving and encourage your family and friends to make a donation. Go Dukes!

School of Music Donor Heatmap
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2 NONE 0
2 AL 0
2 AK 0
Current Parents Participation Challenge
If 300 current parents of a Duquesne University student make a gift of any amount, to any area of the University, an anonymous Parents' Leadership Council family will make a $5,000 gift.
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School of Music Dean Seth Beckman's Challenge
Last year, alumni and friends generously donated $5,300 to the School of Music on the Day of Giving. This year, if the School of Music receives $6,000 in donations, it will unlock a $2,500 gift from Dean Seth Beckman.
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School of Music Participation Challenge
Jackie Harvey, M'56 will donate $1,000 if 50 individuals make a gift to the School of Music.
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Number of Gifts Leaderboard
Which area of campus will receive the most gifts during the Duquesne Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of campus to help make them #1 on the Leaderboard!
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Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which area of campus will receive the largest amount of dollars during the Duquesne Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of campus to help make them #1 on the Leaderboard!
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