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Sacred Music

Duquesne University

24 months
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1756 USD/credit
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About

The Sacred Music program of Duquesne University emphasizes your spiritual and musical development while empowering you to become ministers of music through a full range of church music courses, practical training, and internships.

Overview

Graduate students of the Sacred Music program of Duquesne University may take applied studies in organ, piano, voice, and directed study in choral conducting. Graduate students perform on Duquesne's beautiful Steinway pianos and have access to a variety of superior organs in the Pittsburgh area.

Our Program is Unique

  • Duquesne University is home to seven unique organs, including a new mechanical action pipe organ in the Duquesne University Chapel of the Holy Spirit.
  • You will study and apply skill sets including conducting, composing/arranging, and copyright issues to the spiritual life of the church musician.
  • Through repertoire and improvisation courses, you will explore a wide variety of musical styles from various cultures and time periods, including elective courses, Gregorian Chant, hymnody, practicum, and choral or instrumental conducting.
  • In addition to coursework, you will gain invaluable real-world experience through internships and public performances. Your research culminates in the development of a professional portfolio that will make you stand out as a leader in music ministry.

Additional Learning Outcomes for the M.M. in Sacred Music

  • Student demonstrate understanding of course material and program requirements recitals, recital program notes, jury papers. Sacred music students may include sacred choral, hymns, and instrumental music in these programs. Their graduate papers may deal with topics such as improvisation, Duquesne sacred music collections, and other topics specific to sacred music.
  • Students use and apply research and communication skills in several of the performance-area courses including, research and on-line communication skills. Courses in Practicum, Hymnody, and Improvisation help to develop areas of communication.
  • Students study and apply issues of copyright to the spiritual life of the church musician. Ethical standards regarding their relationships to other students, volunteers, and staff in their church positions are an integral part of their study.
  • Students perform a wide variety of musical styles from various cultures and time periods during graduate recitals and in juried examinations as well as in their church positions in the music that they program.
  • Students perform recitals and concerts at multiple sites throughout the year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Service Playing
  • Hymnody
  • Performance Class
  • Development of Christian Worship
  • Sacred Choral and Solo Literature
  • Liturgics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.5

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In addition to the general application requirements above, this program requires an organ audition. The applicant must demonstrate organ proficiency equivalent to the senior undergraduate level in both performance and repertoire. For the entrance audition, the applicant should perform one work by J.S. Bach and at least one other work in a contrasting style
  • Although memorization is not required for the audition, it is encouraged. In addition, the applicant must bring a listing of repertoire to the audition
  • All international applicants to graduate degree programs are required to submit official TOEFL score reports current to within one year of the audition as part of their application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1756 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1756 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    1756 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1756 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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