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.
This year, the Mary Pappert School of Music will use funds raised from the 2023 Day of Giving for two primary projects:
1. Maintenance, upkeep, and staffing needs to continue to grow our live streaming initiatives.
Now that our live stream system has been implemented, we have a much better understanding of what it takes to put together a successful live stream event, and we want to be able to bring you more! Each stream requires a significant amount of preparatory work including (but not limited to) pre-production planning meetings, venue review/scouting, full-screen and lower-third graphics production, and day-of staffing needs such as system setup/teardown and blocking, stage management, video production/switching, stream monitoring, house management, etc.
We are fundraising to help defray the costs associated with this work, as well as the maintenance and upkeep of our system.
2. To help offset the costs associated with travel and lodging for our students and faculty as they go on a three-week-long interdisciplinary study tour of the “Sites of Spiritan Spirituality” in France.
From May 14–June 3, 2023, the “Sites of Spiritan Spirituality” tour (Led by Spiritan Father, Jean Michel Gelmetti and Professor of Organ and Sacred Music, Dr. Ann Labounsky) will include stops at the Museum of African Arts in Allex, Solesmes, and significant churches and cathedrals, including the cathedrals of Strasbourg, Reims, Chartres, and Mont St Michel. Through this pilgrimage, places and events that were only names will become lived experiences. We do not want anyone to miss these opportunities for historical, cultural, and spiritual education, discernment, and formation.
Due primarily to rising fuel costs, the price tag on this trip has increased significantly, this year at an estimated $4,300 per person. Any gifts designated for the Dean’s Discretionary Fund (Greatest Needs) on the Duquesne Day of Giving this year will be diverted to this tour, so please consider making your gift to that fund.
In addition to our these projects, you can also choose to designate all or part of your gift to any one of the following funds:
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