FULL SPECTRUM: Exploring the Role of Music in the Autism Community

    Montage of student musicians at Full Spectrum Event

    FULL SPECTRUM is a free musical event series designed to connect families and individuals in the autism community to one another through a common love and enjoyment of music. Featuring a rotation of guest musicians as well as experts in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the program series will blend informative presentations and performances (some led by artists who are themselves on the spectrum) with weekly music-making activities such as drum circles, an instrument petting zoo, and musical games as well as an open recording studio session with a live rock band! Come and go as you please.

    Events and activities are offered every Saturday during the month of April from 10:00am to 1:00pm in the Mary Pappert School of Music:

    • Saturday, April 6, 2024 
      Featured Presenter: Prof. Shawn Funk, Director of the Cantate Choir and Adjunct Professor of Music Education at Duquesne University
    • Saturday, April 13, 2024 
      Featured Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Fein, Author of “Living on the Spectrum: Autism and Youth in Community” and Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology at Duquesne University.
    • Saturday, April 20, 2024 
      Featured Presenters: Dr. Noah Potvin, Board Certified Music Therapist and Chair of Music Therapy at Duquesne University, and Dr. Meng-Shan Lee, Board Certified Music Therapist and Program Director for Graduate Music Therapy at Duquesne University
    • Saturday, April 27, 2024 
      Featured Presenters: Mr. John Vento, co-founder Band Together Pittsburgh, and Ms. Cathy Hughes, Director of Family Support and Community Engagement at Achieving True Self.

    Attend just one session or join us for all four!

    Hosted by the Mary Pappert School of Music and City Music Center of Duquesne University in partnership with Band Together Pittsburgh and Achieving True Self. Underwritten by the Pittsburgh Foundation.

    Register in advance below and receive a free welcome bag at the event!


    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.