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 GRAMMY Award-winning 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 (Greatest Needs): Your gift to the Dean’s Discretionary Fund allows for us to support our areas of greatest need. These needs can be anything from facility upgrades to student travel and anywhere in between.
- Music Therapy Endowed Fund: This fund provides scholarship funding to aspiring music therapy students here at Duquesne. Your gift will ensure continued funding for future students, offsetting the cost of tuition.
- Voices of Spirit: Voices of Spirit, Duquesne’s premier choir, will be going on its first international tour to Canada, performing in several different locations. Gifts made to the choir help to offset travel and lodging expenses.
- Audio Engineering Society: Students in the Audio Engineering Society benefit from donations to assist with funding to attend the annual NAMM conference.
- Music Therapy Student Association: Members of MTSA will utilize Day of Giving gifts to send all of the members to the annual Mid-Atlantic Region conference in March in Cambridge, MD.
- Trumpet Ensemble/Studio: Students in the trumpet studio will be taking two trips this year and are raising funds to help offset travel expenses. The trips will be to the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Columbus in May and the National Trumpet Competition at Messiah College in March, which several students auditioned for as a group ensemble and were given the honor of moving onto the quarter-final round.
- Music on the Bluff Series: Now in its 18th year, the Music on the Bluff Series continues to be one of the finest chamber music series in Pittsburgh, selling out nearly every show. Under the artistic direction of David Allen Wehr, the series has presented over 300 chamber and solo works performed by GRAMMY Award-winning Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra members, School of Music faculty, and other internationally-acclaimed guest artists. Gifts made to this series ensure that we can continue to present the highest caliber performers.
- Institute of Entertainment, Music, and Media Arts: IEMMA is a unique interdisciplinary program that provides resources for undergraduate and graduate students to learn all aspects of the entertainment industry—from composing to recording, performance to engineering, production to distribution, and everything in between. Gifts made to IEMMA will be used to bring world famous guest artists and lecturers to campus to supplement our students’ education with real-world experience.
- City Music Center: Founded in 1989, CMC has proudly served as the Pittsburgh area's premier provider of musical instruction for students of all ages. As the community outreach division of the Mary Pappert School of Music, CMC strives to educate all who are interested, regardless of musical ability or financial situation. Funds raised for CMC benefit students though individual musical instruction, group classes, workshops, recitals and concert performances, as well as overnight summer camps packed with music-making activities and performance opportunities.
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