Graduate students study with master teachers, many of whom are renowned performers in their field, through applied music study in keyboard, guitar, electric bass, and all orchestral instruments and voice. Students perform in a variety of ensembles that rank among the finest in the country by virtue of the quality of concerts, recordings, broadcasts, tours, and repertoire.
Our Program is Unique
- Our GRAMMY Award-winning faculty are networked into the international music industry and know exactly what it takes to be successful in careers from the concert hall to the recording studio, sound stage, or outdoor music festival.
- In addition to curricular concerts and events, students have opportunities to perform professionally in multiple ensembles including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras, and Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, to name a few.
- Our students benefit from master classes presented by internationally-recognized music experts and guest artists.
- The Institute of Entertainment, Music, and Media Arts (IEMMA) allows you to engage in real-world activities and connect with industry leading professionals while on campus.
- Through coursework and internships, performance majors learn to manage the business and promotional aspects of professional music-making.
- Our graduates succeed.
The Performance program of Duquesne University provides you with the real-world skills you need for success in a competitive and demanding professional environment. Simply put, you will learn from artist-teachers who are networked into the music industry from New York to LA, from Beijing to Sydney, and across Europe. Work alongside solo artists, recording artists, contractors, entrepreneurs, members of military ensembles, composers, and arrangers.
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- Orchestral Repertoire & Literature–Brass
- Jazz Harmony–Form/Notation
- Applied Organ
- Percussion Ensemble
- Applied Piano
- Chamber Music–String
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesMusic View 1020 other Masters in Music in United States
- Graduate applicants must have completed an adequate undergraduate preparation in music, normally, a bachelor's degree in music from an institution of recognized standing, a college-level conservatory diploma, or its foreign equivalent.
- The minimum overall quality point average must be 2.5 and at least 3.0 in music courses
- A one-page essay must be submitted along with the application that clearly states the applicant's intentions in pursuing graduate studies
- Three letters of recommendation
- Official Transcripts
- An audition is required for admission to any graduate music program
International52680 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1756 USD per credit during 24 months.
National52680 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1756 USD per credit during 24 months.
Living costs for Pittsburgh
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