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Music school student Julianna Grabowski gives graduate recital

Music school student Julianna Grabowski gives graduate recital

Capri Scarcelli | Staff Writer 11/14/19 In her second year of graduate school, Julianna Grabowski, a vocal performance major, has accomplished a much-anticipated project: her graduate recital. On Friday, Nov. 8, Grabowski performed four solo pieces in Mary Pappert School of Music’s PNC Recital Hall. The show, according to Grabowski, was open to the public, […]

Duquesne-built synthesizer makes debut in professor and student’s performance

By Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 08/29/19 The Mary Pappert School of Music will unveil the results of its modular synthesizer construction project with a performance on Aug. 29. Modular synthesizers are musical instruments wherein electronic signals are created and manipulated by individual sections called “modules,” which, in tandem, can produce virtually infinite […]

200 years of “Frankenstein” haunt Duquesne

200 years of “Frankenstein” haunt Duquesne

Jamie Crow | Staff Writer 08/30/2018 During a stormy summer on Lake Geneva in Switzerland 200 years ago, Mary Shelley penned her famous novel Frankenstein for a writing competition between friends. It is a story that has captivated and horrified audiences for ages. In an effort to celebrate the classic’s longevity, the history of its […]

Review process for dean causes controversy

Review process for dean causes controversy

Raymond Arke | News Editor 04/05/18 Controversy has enveloped the normally routine performance reviews of the Mary Pappert Music School Dean, Seth Beckman. A group of music students petitioned Provost Timothy Austin and President Ken Gormley calling for the removal of one of the review committee members over allegations of possible biased behavior. This performance […]

The Duke’s Music delves into pieces from Vienna

The Duke’s Music delves into pieces from Vienna

By Josiah Martin | Staff Writer 02/15/2018 The Duke’s Music, a campus Baroque group, is returning with its second performance on Friday, Feb. 16. This time, the group will tackle music originating from Vienna, Austria. “Because of its wealth, power and central location in Europe, Vienna attracted some of the best musicians from all over […]

New group replicates DU’s music history

New group replicates DU’s music history

By Josiah Martin | Staff Writer 09/28/17 A new musical ensemble has sprung up on campus — one dedicated to celebrating Duquesne University’s history by playing music that would have been familiar to Marquis Michelange Duquesne de Menneville, the university’s namesake. The Duke’s Music, as the group is known, offers a chance to “get into […]

New music dean looks to future of school

New music dean looks to future of school

By Jill Power | The Duquesne Duke The new dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music wants to expand the opportunity for higher music education to other schools at the University. Seth Beckman, who started in the position on Aug. 18, proposed a music minor, which is due for review by the University’s academic […]

Author ranks Pappert School in country’s top 58

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke The Mary Pappert School of Music was recently named one of the top 58 schools for music education in the country in the new edition of Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers. Author Elaina Loveland said she recommends the top college programs […]