Performance (Piano - Collaborative)

Duquesne University

24 months
1600 USD/credit
1600 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Whether you're interested in performance, technology, education, or therapy, the School of Music has the faculty and resources to prepare you for a successful career. Here, you are challenged to connect historical and current music practices, blending the traditional with current technology and focusing on both theory and performance. 


The School of Music has a common body of knowledge and skills for all graduate degree areas. These fall broadly into the following categories: Professional Competence, Musicianship, Creativity and Scholarship, and Pedagogy and Communication.

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.

For the Performance major, the requirement will be satisfied by completing thirty (30) credits including the completion of a performance capstone project. This project includes a lecture-recital with program notes or a performance paper. 

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Applied Piano
  • Performance Internship
  • Collaborative Piano Recital
  • Graduate Music Core Elective
  • Music Theory or History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students who wish to pursue graduate studies in music must first apply through the University Office of Admissions. All application materials must be received by the school no later than one month prior to the beginning of the term in which the applicant anticipates commencing graduate work.

An audition is required for admission to any graduate music program. Applicants must schedule an audition online through the Music Admissions website and submit a list of solo repertoire (concertos, sonatas, orchestral exceprts, or etudes). Detailed information on available audition dates as well as instructions for submitting a recorded audition are listed on the site. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1600 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1600 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1600 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1600 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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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Performance (Piano - Collaborative)
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