William Edward Purse

Title:  Chair of Contemporary Music, Media & Jazz, Area Guitar

Company:  Duquesne University

Location:  Pittsburgh, PA United States 


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2004)
  • Recipient, President’s Award for Scholarship, Duquesne University (1996)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award for Guitar Performance & Pedagogy (2001)


  • Master’s Degree in Performance/Composition, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

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