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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

Adam Guettel

September 19-21, 2013

Adam Guettel’s dynamic visit included composition and vocal masterclasses, coaching sessions, classroom instruction, and a free concert of his music in Thompson Recital Hall. The concert, performed by students in the School of Music along with commentary and performance by Guettel himself, featured works from Myths and Hymns, Floyd Collins, and his Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza.

Music of the 21st Century

John Corigliano

February 10-14, 2014

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 2014, the DePauw community will welcome John Corigliano to campus.

Corigliano, whose imaginative works have been recognized with a Pulitzer Prize, three Grammy Awards, as well as an Oscar for best film score, will spend a week on campus coaching selections of his music to be performed throughout the week in public settings.  From orchestral selections to excerpts of his opera The Ghosts of Versailles, students will have varied opportunities to interact and learn from this renowned composer.

Read more about Music of the 21st Century and the John Corigliano visit.

“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)