Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

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Jocelyn Dueck

Dr. Jocelyn Dueck

Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Pianist Jocelyn Dueck is a new music interpreter on the New York City circuit, premiering and commissioning works by composers Eve Beglarian, Lisa Bielawa, Tom Cipullo, Corey Dargel, Louis Durey, Matthew Schickele, Daniel Felsenfeld, Judd Greenstein, John Glover, Daron Hagen, Gabriel Kahane and Gilda Lyons, to name a few. Dr. Dueck was a collaborator on the Billboard Chart-topper Five Borough Songbook, a seminal collection of songs by New York City’s most innovative composers. She was a pianist for the premieres of the second volume of the songbook in January of 2017, for songs by Lembit Beecher, Conrad Cummings, Marie Incontrera, Libby Larsen, Hannah Lash, Robert Patterson, Kevin Puts and Gregory Spears.

Dr. Dueck is sought-after in the field of language preparation, most recently coaching English diction for the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Program. She has served on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music, Juilliard, NYU and Mannes: The New School for Music, doing language preparation for their opera departments as well as teaching diction.  Specific contributions include Italian and German Diction at MSM, French and English language preparation at Juilliard, Italian Diction at Bard Conservatory, and German Lieder and American Art Song at Mannes. As a coach, Dr. Dueck has served on the music staffs at Glimmerglass Opera and Seattle Opera. 

Honors and awards include grants from the Classical Recording Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council, Meet the Composer MetLife Creative Connections, American Composers Forum Encore, a Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship, and a Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade grant with her pianist sibling trio, Dueck Three for their concert tour of China.

Dr. Dueck received a BA in Piano Performance and DMA in Accompanying and Coaching from the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation focused on the unpublished song cycles of Les Six composer Louis Durey. Dr. Dueck is the leading expert on Durey’s songs in North America, having premiered the greater part of these cycles over the past decade. Her critically-acclaimed album, Durey Rediscovered, was released by New Focus Recordings in May of these year. Grammy award-winning producer and sound engineer Adams Abeshouse, and singers Jesse Blumberg, Bill Burden, Sidney Outlaw, and Adriana Zabala all collaborated on the album.

Dr. Dueck is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor of Collaborative Piano at Carnegie Mellon University, teaching masterclasses, English Diction, Opera Workshop, and preparing singers in opera productions. A devotee of language study through music, Jocelyn is the founder of The Center for Language in Song, an institute dedicated to the art of song performance.