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Each season, the DePauw University School of Music brings living composers to campus to work with students in the presentation of their works.  This season, DePauw welcomes Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Adam Guettel in the fall and Grammy Award-winning composer John Corigliano in the spring for Music of the 21st Century.

Broadway and Opera Composers


March 6-7, 2015

An equally skilled composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, director and performer, Jason Robert Brown is best known for his dazzling scores, including his debut song cycle Songs for a New World and Tony Award-winning musical Parade.

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Music of the 21st Century


February 23-27, 2015

Music of the 21st Century is an annual residency that brings some of the world’s most outstanding composers to the DePauw University School of Music.  In 2015, the DePauw community will welcome Roberto Sierra to campus.

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“The chance to have such a well-known and award-winning composer like Adam Guettel here in concert enriches the students in so many ways, but having the opportunity to work side-by-side with such a talented artist is invaluable. It’s yet another remarkable advantage DePauw offers its students."

- Caroline B. Smith, professor of music (voice)