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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.

Our primary goal for this year’s Day of Giving is to raise funds for our new Live Streaming Initiative.

During the early days of the pandemic, the Mary Pappert School of Music began producing video recordings that would find their way to families and friends via the school’s YouTube channel.

Click below to see videos that have been released in the last year: 

These video projects were so successful that we wanted to find a way to provide a high-quality video live stream of our concerts so that we could share our performances around the world. To that end, we recently launched a fundraising campaign to purchase the equipment necessary to capture and stream the videos, as well as to support the infrastructure necessary to make this a reality for the performers and you—their audience.

In addition to our live stream fund, you can also choose to designate all or part of your gift to any one of the following funds:

  • Dean’s Discretionary Fund (Greatest Needs): Your gift to the Dean’s Discretionary Fund allows for us to support our areas of greatest need. 
  • Audio Engineering Society: Typically, students in the Audio Engineering Society benefit from donations to assist with funding to attend the annual AES and NAMM conferences. 
  • City Music Center: Funds raised for CMC will benefit students (where possible) through individual musical instruction, group classes, workshops, recitals, and concert performances, as well as summer camps packed with music-making activities and performance opportunities.
  • Institute of Entertainment, Music, and Media Arts: 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. 
  • Music on the Bluff Series: Gifts made to this series ensure that we can continue to present the highest caliber performers and performances for this highly successful chamber music series.
  • Music Therapy Endowed Fund: This fund provides scholarship funding to aspiring music therapy students here at Duquesne. 
  • Music Therapy Student Association: Members of MTSA will utilize Day of Giving gifts to support registration costs for the annual Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy conference.
  • National Association for Music Education (NAfME): Members of NAfME Collegiate Chapter #159 will use the funds to assist with costs associated with their attendance at the Pennsylvania Music Education Association Annual In-Service Conference in the Poconos in April 2022, including conference registration, accommodations, and travel.
  • National Band Association Duquesne Chapter: Your gift to NBA helps support our students in bringing in world-class speakers and participate in band-related Conferences and events.
  • Trumpet Ensemble/Studio: Students in the trumpet studio regularly take trips and raise funds to help offset travel expenses. 
  • Voices of Spirit: This fund supports future travel and recording projects of the Voices of Spirit, Duquesne’s premier choral ensemble.

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School of Music Donor Heatmap
Rank State Gifts
1 PA 66
2 VA 4
3 IL 2
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Mary Pappert School of Music Matching Gift
Dean David Allen Wehr will match Mary Pappert School of Music donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,500.
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Mary Pappert School of Music Matching Gift
Ann Labounsky, Professor of Organ and Sacred Music at the Mary Pappert School of Music, will match Mary Pappert School of Music donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000.
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School of Music Live Stream Matching Gift
Michael F. & Mary Mitsch Vogel will match all donations to the School of Music's Live Stream Fund dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000.
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Current/Past DU Parent Participation Challenge
If 350 current or past parents of a Duquesne University student make a gift of any amount, to any area of the University, the Priemer family will make a $2,500 gift.
350 / 350 Donors
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Duquesne Day of Giving Participation Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of John B’70 and Carolyn George, if 500 gifts are made to any area of campus on the Day of Giving it will unlock a $5,000 gift; an additional $10,000 will be unlocked if 1,000 gifts are made; and an additional $10,000 will be unlocked if 1,500 gifts are made.
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Leaderboard
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 1,048
2 Current/Past DU Parent 448
3 Current Employee 381
4 Friend 266
5 Current Student 92
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Amount Raised Leaderboard by Area of Campus
Which area of campus 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 Department Raised
1 Athletics $147,500.00
2 School of Business $65,727.49
3 School of Law $47,371.59
4 College of Osteopathic Medicine $25,633.34
5 School of Pharmacy $15,041.39
6 Liberal Arts $13,951.68
7 School of Nursing $12,253.82
8 Health Sciences $12,024.04
9 Ice Hockey $11,813.73
10 School of Education $10,425.02
11 School of Music $9,745.91
12 Natural & Environmental Sciences $7,578.65
13 Study Abroad $7,081.89
14 Student Life $6,292.29
15 Other $6,258.97
16 The Duquesne Fund (Unrestricted) $5,917.91
17 Fr. Sean Hogan Scholarships $5,781.35
18 Spiritan Campus Ministry $3,884.70
19 Samuel J. Hazo Endowed Scholarship $3,573.96
20 Greek Life $2,849.15
21 Northeast Florida Alumni Chapter $2,814.77
22 Gumberg Library $2,163.76
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Number of Gifts Leaderboard by Area of Campus
Which area of campus 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 Department Gifts
1 Athletics 655
2 Liberal Arts 145
3 School of Law 141
4 School of Business 137
5 School of Nursing 120
6 Ice Hockey 103
7 School of Pharmacy 92
8 School of Music 82
9 Student Life 67
10 The Duquesne Fund (Unrestricted) 62
11 Health Sciences 61
12 Fr. Sean Hogan Scholarships 61
13 School of Education 55
14 Study Abroad 54
15 Natural & Environmental Sciences 52
16 Other 42
17 Samuel J. Hazo Endowed Scholarship 37
18 Gumberg Library 36
19 Greek Life 35
20 Spiritan Campus Ministry 31
21 College of Osteopathic Medicine 29
22 Northeast Florida Alumni Chapter 8
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Most Dollars Raised Leaderboard
Which specific area of campus will raise the most dollars to support their bigger goals?
Rank Fund Designation Raised
1 Bhaskar Student Excellence Fund $40,177.83
2 Women's Swimming & Diving $29,723.51
3 College of Osteopathic Medicine $25,533.34
4 School of Business Innovation Fund $24,163.58
5 Football $24,124.29
6 Duquesne School of Law Vision Fund $23,137.67
7 Men's Soccer $23,021.14
8 Women's Basketball $17,036.86
9 School of Pharmacy (Greatest Needs) $14,652.70
10 Ice Hockey $11,663.73
11 School of Education (Greatest Needs) $10,373.17
12 Liberal Arts (Greatest Needs) $8,781.28
13 Men's Basketball $8,757.41
14 Cross Country & Track & Field $8,693.12
15 Duquesne School of Law Evening Divison $7,013.76
16 School of Nursing Unrestricted Fund $6,692.45
17 Duquesne in Rome $6,393.23
18 The Duquesne Fund $5,917.91
19 Women's Soccer $5,907.82
20 Volleyball $5,700.63
21 Women's Lacrosse $5,577.15
22 School of Music Live Stream Fund $4,478.17
23 Center for Excellence in Diversity and Student Inclusion $4,270.29
24 Dance Team $4,026.93
25 Spiritan Campus Ministry $3,884.70
26 Samuel J. Hazo Endowed Scholarship Fund $3,573.96
27 Rangos School of Health Sciences (Greatest Needs) $3,566.96
28 Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences (Greatest Needs) $3,551.57
29 Sean M. Hogan, C.S.Sp. Endowed Scholarship Fund $3,514.59
30 Rowing $3,484.82
31 Northeast Florida Endowed Empowerment Scholarship $2,814.77
32 Duquesne Athletic Fund $2,790.47
33 Men's Tennis $2,776.89
34 Occupational Therapy $2,577.80
35 Women's Tennis $2,454.87
36 School of Nursing Student Emergency Fund $2,278.72
37 Bowling $2,222.20
38 Duquesne School of Law Bar Prep $2,174.79
39 Physician Assistant Studies $2,151.08
40 Chemistry $2,148.50
41 Duquesne University Scholarship Association (DUSA) Endowed Fund $2,102.20
42 School of Music (Greatest Needs) $2,026.86
43 Gumberg Library $2,013.76
44 Duquesne Media $1,825.97
45 Physical Therapy $1,806.50
46 Alice C. Feehan Fund $1,596.66
47 Select "Other" Below & Type-In Where To Designate Your Gift $1,579.84
48 School of Nursing Learning and Simulation Center $1,351.62
49 Institute for Ethics and Integrity in Journalism $1,232.03
50 Speech-Language Pathology $704.20
51 Tau Kappa Epsilon $625.14
52 Gamma Phi $580.34
53 Forensic Science & Law $573.86
54 Environmental Science & Management $573.07
55 Biology $546.65
56 Duquesne in Dublin $540.42
57 Music Therapy Student Association $450.00
58 Biomedical Engineering $410.58
59 Center for Student Wellbeing $403.69
60 Sports Performance, Student Athlete Health & Wellbeing $402.10
61 Career Closet $398.46
62 Duquesne Program Council (Student Organizations) $369.00
63 Athletic Training $360.58
64 Health Administration and Public Health $350.00
65 Alpha Phi $310.57
66 School of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship $284.37
67 Trumpet Ensemble/Studio $273.48
68 Sigma Kappa $273.22
69 National Association for Music Education (NAfME ) $250.00
70 City Music Center $187.10
71 Cheerleading $170.00
72 Duquesne University Scholarship Association International Endowed Fund $164.56
73 Greek Life $151.84
74 Gumberg Library Endowed Student Worker Scholarship Fund $150.00
75 Study Abroad (General Account) $148.24
76 Recreation/Power Center $138.69
77 Alpha Gamma Delta $138.47
78 Physics $135.00
79 Alpha Sigma Tau $120.06
80 Alpha Omicron Pi $110.82
81 Institute of Entertainment, Music, and Media Arts (IEMMA) $103.69
82 Gamma Phi Beta $103.69
83 Brother Gerald Keating Food Pantry Initiative $101.84
84 Health Sciences (BS) $90.67
85 Voices of Spirit $52.10
86 Phi Kappa Theta $51.85
87 School of Nursing Alumni Association $50.00
88 Music on the Bluff Series $50.00
89 Delta Zeta $50.00
90 Audio Engineering Society $10.00
91 Office of Greek Life (general account) $0.00
92 Alpha Phi Delta $0.00
93 Music Therapy Endowed Fund $0.00
94 Delta Chi $0.00
95 Delta Sigma Theta $0.00
96 National Band Association Duquesne Chapter $0.00
97 Sigma Alpha Epsilon $0.00
98 Pep Band $0.00
99 Sigma Nu $0.00
100 Sigma Tau Gamma $0.00
101 Zeta Tau Alpha $0.00
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Most Gifts Leaderboard
Which specific area of campus will receive the most gifts to support their bigger goals?
Rank Fund Designation Gifts
1 Ice Hockey 102
2 Liberal Arts (Greatest Needs) 96
3 Women's Swimming & Diving 90
4 School of Pharmacy (Greatest Needs) 82
5 Cross Country & Track & Field 77
6 School of Business Innovation Fund 74
7 Women's Lacrosse 71
8 The Duquesne Fund 62
9 Bhaskar Student Excellence Fund 59
10 Duquesne School of Law Vision Fund 59
11 School of Nursing Unrestricted Fund 58
12 Football 57
13 School of Education (Greatest Needs) 54
14 Women's Basketball 49
15 Duquesne in Rome 45
16 Dance Team 45
17 Rowing 45
18 Center for Excellence in Diversity and Student Inclusion 43
19 Women's Tennis 42
20 Duquesne School of Law Evening Divison 38
21 Samuel J. Hazo Endowed Scholarship Fund 37
22 School of Nursing Student Emergency Fund 37
23 Sean M. Hogan, C.S.Sp. Endowed Scholarship Fund 36
24 Men's Basketball 34
25 School of Music Live Stream Fund 33
26 Spiritan Campus Ministry 31
27 Gumberg Library 31
28 Men's Soccer 29
29 College of Osteopathic Medicine 28
30 Women's Soccer 28
31 Volleyball 28
32 Duquesne School of Law Bar Prep 27
33 Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences (Greatest Needs) 24
34 School of Music (Greatest Needs) 23
35 Duquesne University Scholarship Association (DUSA) Endowed Fund 22
36 Men's Tennis 18
37 Duquesne Media 18
38 Institute for Ethics and Integrity in Journalism 17
39 Bowling 16
40 Physician Assistant Studies 15
41 Duquesne Athletic Fund 13
42 Chemistry 12
43 School of Nursing Learning and Simulation Center 12
44 Physical Therapy 11
45 Select "Other" Below & Type-In Where To Designate Your Gift 9
46 Northeast Florida Endowed Empowerment Scholarship 8
47 Occupational Therapy 8
48 Rangos School of Health Sciences (Greatest Needs) 7
49 Biology 7
50 Alice C. Feehan Fund 6
51 Career Closet 6
52 School of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship 6
53 Gamma Phi 5
54 Duquesne in Dublin 5
55 Duquesne Program Council (Student Organizations) 5
56 Gumberg Library Endowed Student Worker Scholarship Fund 5
57 Speech-Language Pathology 4
58 Biomedical Engineering 4
59 Center for Student Wellbeing 4
60 Health Administration and Public Health 4
61 Sigma Kappa 4
62 City Music Center 4
63 Study Abroad (General Account) 4
64 Health Sciences (BS) 4
65 Tau Kappa Epsilon 3
66 Forensic Science & Law 3
67 Environmental Science & Management 3
68 Music Therapy Student Association 3
69 Sports Performance, Student Athlete Health & Wellbeing 3
70 Athletic Training 3
71 National Association for Music Education (NAfME ) 3
72 Cheerleading 3
73 Duquesne University Scholarship Association International Endowed Fund 3
74 Alpha Gamma Delta 3
75 Alpha Phi 2
76 Trumpet Ensemble/Studio 2
77 Greek Life 2
78 Recreation/Power Center 2
79 Physics 2
80 Alpha Sigma Tau 2
81 Alpha Omicron Pi 2
82 Brother Gerald Keating Food Pantry Initiative 2
83 Institute of Entertainment, Music, and Media Arts (IEMMA) 1
84 Gamma Phi Beta 1
85 Voices of Spirit 1
86 Phi Kappa Theta 1
87 School of Nursing Alumni Association 1
88 Music on the Bluff Series 1
89 Delta Zeta 1
90 Audio Engineering Society 1
91 Office of Greek Life (general account) 0
92 Alpha Phi Delta 0
93 Music Therapy Endowed Fund 0
94 Delta Chi 0
95 Delta Sigma Theta 0
96 National Band Association Duquesne Chapter 0
97 Sigma Alpha Epsilon 0
98 Pep Band 0
99 Sigma Nu 0
100 Sigma Tau Gamma 0
101 Zeta Tau Alpha 0
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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 2005 36
2 2016 29
3 2007 27
4 2012 27
5 1981 25
6 2020 24
7 2019 24
8 2006 23
9 2018 21
10 2009 20
11 2014 20
12 2008 19
13 2017 19
14 1983 18
15 1973 18
16 2001 17
17 2013 17
18 2021 16
19 1996 15
20 2004 15
21 2015 15
22 1978 13
23 1972 13
24 2000 13
25 1993 13
26 2011 13
27 1987 12
28 1992 12
29 1997 12
30 1968 12
31 1989 11
32 1984 11
33 1970 11
34 1980 10
35 1990 10
36 2002 10
37 1976 10
38 2010 9
39 2003 9
40 1986 9
41 1991 9
42 1998 9
43 1979 9
44 1985 8
45 1969 8
46 1995 8
47 1971 8
48 1988 8
49 1982 8
50 1994 8
51 1964 8
52 1963 7
53 1967 6
54 1965 6
55 1975 6
56 1974 5
57 1999 5
58 1977 5
59 1959 4
60 1966 3
61 1961 3
62 1958 1
63 1960 1
64 1955 1
65 1953 1
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School Leaderboard by Gifts
Which Duquesne University school will receive the most donations on the Day of Giving? Make a gift to help get your school to the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Liberal Arts 145
2 School of Law 141
3 School of Business 137
4 School of Nursing 120
5 School of Pharmacy 92
6 School of Music 82
7 Health Sciences 61
8 School of Education 55
9 Natural & Environmental Sciences 52
10 College of Osteopathic Medicine 29
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School Leaderboard by Amount Raised
Which Duquesne University school will raise the most on the Day of Giving? Make a gift to help get your school to the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Department Raised
1 School of Business $65,727.49
2 School of Law $47,371.59
3 College of Osteopathic Medicine $25,633.34
4 School of Pharmacy $15,041.39
5 Liberal Arts $13,951.68
6 School of Nursing $12,253.82
7 Health Sciences $12,024.04
8 School of Education $10,425.02
9 School of Music $9,745.91
10 Natural & Environmental Sciences $7,578.65
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