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 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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School of Music Donor Heatmap
Rank State Donors
1 PA 76
2 VA 5
2 FL 5
2
Match
Mary Pappert School of Music Dollar for Dollar Match
Dean David Allen Wehr will match Mary Pappert School of Music donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,500.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
Mary Pappert School of Music Participation Challenge
Jackie Harvey, M'56 will donate $1,000 if 75 individuals make a gift to the School of Music.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Music Therapy Endowed Fund Dollar for Dollar Match
In memory of Sr. Donna Marie Beck, PhD, FAMI, MT-BC, Professor of Music Therapy (1982-2012), an anonymous donor has offered to match donations to the Music Therapy Endowed Fund dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,500.
$1,605 MATCHED
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Leaderboard
Number of Gifts Leaderboard
Which Duquesne University department or program will receive the most donations on the Day of Giving? Make a gift to help get your favorite area of campus to the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Fund Designation Gifts
1 Liberal Arts (Greatest Needs) 120
2 Greatest Needs (The Duquesne Fund) 101
3 School of Pharmacy (Greatest Needs) 91
4 School of Nursing (greatest needs) 86
5 School of Business Innovation Fund 82
6 Women's Swimming & Diving 72
7 Ice Hockey 68
8 Duquesne School of Law Vision Fund 59
9 Cross Country & Track & Field 54
10 Women's Soccer 49
11 Football 48
12 Sean M. Hogan, C.S.Sp. Endowed Scholarship Fund 47
13 School of Education (Greatest Needs) 46
14 Duquesne School of Law Bar Prep 36
15 Student Managed Investment Fund 33
16 Duquesne School of Law Evening Divison 32
17 Women's Basketball 29
18 School of Music (Greatest Needs) 27
19 Men's Basketball 27
20 Women's Tennis 27
21 Volleyball 26
22 Music Therapy Endowed Fund 25
23 Alice C. Feehan Fund 24
24 Duquesne Media 24
25 Spiritan Campus Ministry 24
26 Gumberg Library 24
27 Basketball Endowment Competitiveness Fund 23
28 Duquesne in Rome 23
29 Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences (Greatest Needs) 22
30 Bowling 21
31 Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship 17
32 Women's Lacrosse 16
33 Duquesne University Scholarship Association (DUSA) Endowed Fund 16
34 Audio Engineering Society 16
35 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship 15
36 Rowing 14
37 Student Organizations (Duquesne Program Council) 14
38 Duquesne University Scholarship Association International Endowed Fund 14
39 Men's Soccer 12
40 Duquesne Athletic Fund 12
41 Rangos School of Health Sciences (Greatest Needs) 12
42 Center for Student Wellbeing 12
43 Men's Tennis 11
44 Music on the Bluff Series 11
45 Nursing Learning and Simulation Center 10
46 Speech-Language Pathology 10
47 UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse 9
48 Physician Assistant Studies 8
49 Trumpet Ensemble 8
50 Study Abroad 8
51 Voices of Spirit 7
52 Gumberg Library Endowed Student Worker Scholarship Fund 7
53 Music Therapy Student Association 7
54 Recreation/Power Center 7
55 Athletic Training 6
56 Physical Therapy 5
57 Pep Band 5
58 Gamma Phi 4
59 Biomedical Engineering 4
60 Institute of Entertainment, Music, and Media Arts (IEMMA) 4
61 Alpha Gamma Delta 3
62 Gamma Phi Beta 3
63 Alpha Sigma Tau 3
64 Dance Team 3
65 Sigma Nu 2
66 Career Closet 2
67 Nursing Alumni Association Gift Fund 2
68 Phi Kappa Theta 2
69 Alpha Phi 2
70 Brother Gerald Keating Food Pantry Initiative 2
71 Occupational Therapy 1
72 Tau Kappa Epsilon 1
73 Health Sciences (BS) 1
74 Duquesne in Dublin 1
75 Sigma Kappa 1
76 Alpha Omicron Pi 0
77 Alpha Phi Delta 0
78 Health Administration and Public Health 0
79 Cheerleading 0
80 Delta Chi 0
81 Delta Sigma Theta 0
82 Delta Zeta 0
83 Sigma Alpha Epsilon 0
84 Sigma Tau Gamma 0
85 Zeta Tau Alpha 0
86 Select "Other" Below & Type-In Where To Designate Your Gift 0
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Leaderboard
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which Duquesne University department or program will earn the most total dollars in donations on the Day of Giving? Make a gift to help get your favorite area of campus to the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Fund Designation Raised
1 School of Business Innovation Fund $20,285.18
2 Football $20,050.40
3 Women's Swimming & Diving $15,720.00
4 UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse $13,025.00
5 Student Managed Investment Fund $12,550.20
6 Duquesne School of Law Vision Fund $11,120.20
7 Women's Soccer $10,075.00
8 School of Pharmacy (Greatest Needs) $9,225.00
9 Liberal Arts (Greatest Needs) $9,024.49
10 Greatest Needs (The Duquesne Fund) $8,925.20
11 School of Nursing (greatest needs) $7,485.00
12 Cross Country & Track & Field $7,321.00
13 Ice Hockey $6,900.00
14 Women's Basketball $6,755.00
15 Duquesne School of Law Evening Divison $5,730.00
16 School of Education (Greatest Needs) $5,125.20
17 School of Music (Greatest Needs) $4,605.00
18 Men's Basketball $4,440.00
19 Volleyball $3,345.00
20 Basketball Endowment Competitiveness Fund $2,885.00
21 Alice C. Feehan Fund $2,845.00
22 Duquesne Media $2,729.25
23 Sean M. Hogan, C.S.Sp. Endowed Scholarship Fund $2,525.04
24 Duquesne School of Law Bar Prep $2,310.14
25 Duquesne in Rome $2,160.20
26 Women's Tennis $1,845.00
27 Music Therapy Endowed Fund $1,605.00
28 Spiritan Campus Ministry $1,550.06
29 Physician Assistant Studies $1,470.00
30 Men's Soccer $1,385.00
31 Bowling $1,317.00
32 Duquesne Athletic Fund $1,315.00
33 Gumberg Library $1,305.15
34 Rowing $1,130.00
35 Men's Tennis $1,085.00
36 Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship $1,060.17
37 Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences (Greatest Needs) $1,030.00
38 Women's Lacrosse $1,010.00
39 Trumpet Ensemble $1,010.00
40 Duquesne University Scholarship Association (DUSA) Endowed Fund $1,000.00
41 Music on the Bluff Series $990.00
42 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship $965.00
43 Nursing Learning and Simulation Center $760.00
44 Athletic Training $750.00
45 Student Organizations (Duquesne Program Council) $730.00
46 Rangos School of Health Sciences (Greatest Needs) $605.00
47 Duquesne University Scholarship Association International Endowed Fund $600.20
48 Audio Engineering Society $555.00
49 Physical Therapy $550.00
50 Gamma Phi $485.00
51 Voices of Spirit $435.00
52 Study Abroad $400.20
53 Center for Student Wellbeing $375.00
54 Speech-Language Pathology $366.00
55 Gumberg Library Endowed Student Worker Scholarship Fund $350.00
56 Sigma Nu $300.00
57 Alpha Gamma Delta $295.00
58 Gamma Phi Beta $250.00
59 Music Therapy Student Association $235.00
60 Recreation/Power Center $210.00
61 Biomedical Engineering $210.00
62 Pep Band $195.00
63 Institute of Entertainment, Music, and Media Arts (IEMMA) $170.00
64 Career Closet $100.00
65 Occupational Therapy $100.00
66 Alpha Sigma Tau $85.00
67 Dance Team $75.00
68 Nursing Alumni Association Gift Fund $70.00
69 Phi Kappa Theta $70.00
70 Alpha Phi $60.00
71 Brother Gerald Keating Food Pantry Initiative $55.20
72 Tau Kappa Epsilon $50.00
73 Health Sciences (BS) $35.00
74 Duquesne in Dublin $15.00
75 Sigma Kappa $10.00
76 Alpha Omicron Pi $0.00
77 Alpha Phi Delta $0.00
78 Health Administration and Public Health $0.00
79 Cheerleading $0.00
80 Delta Chi $0.00
81 Delta Sigma Theta $0.00
82 Delta Zeta $0.00
83 Sigma Alpha Epsilon $0.00
84 Sigma Tau Gamma $0.00
85 Zeta Tau Alpha $0.00
86 Select "Other" Below & Type-In Where To Designate Your Gift $0.00
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Who is Giving?
Which Duquesne University community group is making the largest impact on the Day of Giving?
Please Check All of Your Duquesne Affiliations
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumni 873
2 Current Employee 436
3 Current Parent 342
4 Friend 270
5 Current Student 97
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Leaderboard
Most Gifts by Class
Which Duquesne University class will make the most gifts on the Day of Giving? Make a gift now and tell your classmates to get your class to the top of the leaderboard!
Duquesne University Graduation Year
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2017 31
2 2022 26
3 2016 26
4 2006 23
5 2020 23
6 2009 21
7 2007 20
8 2004 20
9 2014 20
10 2021 18
11 2018 18
12 2011 17
13 1983 17
14 2019 17
15 2015 16
16 2012 16
17 2005 15
18 2001 15
19 1973 14
20 1968 14
21 1972 14
22 2008 13
23 2010 12
24 2013 11
25 1991 11
26 2000 10
27 1992 10
28 1984 10
29 1996 10
30 1989 9
31 2003 9
32 1997 9
33 1990 9
34 1988 9
35 1981 9
36 2002 9
37 1974 8
38 1971 8
39 1978 8
40 1980 8
41 1969 8
42 1982 7
43 1994 7
44 1993 7
45 1995 7
46 1999 6
47 1979 6
48 1964 6
49 1963 6
50 1975 5
51 1986 5
52 1987 4
53 1977 4
54 1985 4
55 1967 4
56 1970 4
57 1961 3
58 1966 3
59 1965 2
60 1998 2
61 1959 2
62 1976 2
63 1952 1
64 1962 1
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