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The C-Word tackles difficult subject with fantastic cast

<em>The C-Word</em> tackles difficult subject with fantastic cast

Josiah Martin | Arts and Entertainment Editor 01/30/20 The Red Masquers have once again proven the stunning dramatic talent here at Duquesne with The C-Word. In this show, writer Olivia LeSuer, a Duquesne Student, has created three characters who want so badly to connect with each other but are in denial about their own inability […]

Duquesne Jazz performers put on impressive show

Duquesne Jazz performers put on impressive show

Jessica Fortunato | Staff Writer 11/20/19 On Sunday, Nov. 17, the Duquesne Jazz ensembles performed a powerful, yet intimate concert featuring Max Jazz recording artist David Budway. The Jazz Workshop and the Jazz Ensemble performed several individual pieces, with Budway serving as a guest soloist for the final scores. The concert showcased the talent of […]

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 […]

DU’s three choirs impress at joint performance

DU’s three choirs impress at joint performance

Griffin Sendek | Staff Writer 10/25/18 Saturday, Oct. 20,  the Mary Pappert School of Music presented a student choir performance in the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. The performance was titled There Was A Time and featured three groups: the Pappert Women’s Chorale, University Singers and Voices of Spirit. There Was A Time was made possible by […]

Construction underway on new theater

Construction underway on new theater

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke Groundbreaking for the $4.5 million, 10,500 square-foot black box theater started Tuesday outside of the Mary Pappert School of Music. The two-story theater, which will be complete by fall 2015, will encompass a main theater space with dressing rooms, green rooms, space for set construction, rehearsal space and […]

Pappert dean to leave post after 14 years

Pappert dean to leave post after 14 years

By Carrie Garrison | The Duquesne Duke After 14 years as dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music, Edward Kocher will step down in May. Kocher oversaw several changes and renovations to the music school during his tenure. Since his hiring in September 2000, Kocher led efforts to remodel the PNC Recital Hall and […]

Music student starts cultural project in Ghana

By Julian Routh | News Editor When he is not working towards his degree in the Mary Pappert School of Music, junior music performance major Jeremy Feight is in Ghana innovating the country’s musical culture and educating Ghanaian youth about traditional music. IGNITE! Ghana, a cultural education project started by Feight last month, aims to […]