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School of Music to Present Fifth Annual Holiday Gala, Dec. 5-6

November 25, 2015

Audiences of all ages relish the DePauw University School of Music’s annual Holiday Gala, which will be presented next week in two performances in Kresge... Read More

School of Music Violin Program Brings "Magic" to Local Youngsters

November 23, 2015

"About two dozen attentive Tzouanakis Intermediate School students weren't fiddling around, but they were plucking the daylights out of new violins they've... Read More

DePauw Orchestra Offers Thanksgiving Week Concert on Monday

November 19, 2015

The DePauw University Orchestra invites the community to celebrate Thanksgiving week with a performance of Mothership, an inventive work by Mason Bates... Read More

DePauw Band Concert Sunday to Benefit Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry

November 16, 2015

Professor Craig Paré will lead the DePauw University Band in the ensemble’s final concert of the fall semester at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, in the... Read More

Greencastle Middle School Musicians Join DePauw Jazz Ensemble in Nov. 18 Concert

November 13, 2015

For its next concert, on Wednesday, November 18, the DePauw University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Steven Snyder, returns to the Kresge Auditorium stage... Read More

Saxophonist Timothy McAllister Performs at the Green Center Sunday

November 10, 2015

Hailed by the New York Times as a “virtuoso … one of the foremost saxophonists of his generation,” “brilliant” by the UK's Guardian, and “a sterling saxophonist... Read More

Enjoy 'An Evening with Emily Dickinson' Wednesday

November 5, 2015

Audience members are invited to step into the world of the iconic American poet Emily Dickinson Wednesday when DePauw University School of Music faculty... Read More

DePauw Choirs Present 'Phrases in Metamorphosis' in ArtsFest Finale Sunday

November 4, 2015

Embracing the ArtsFest 2015 interdisciplinary theme of “Art and Transformation,” the joint DePauw University choirs will present a program at 3 p.m. on... Read More

Fortepianist Leslie Tung to Offer Master Class and Recital, Nov. 8 - 9

November 3, 2015

Fortepianist Leslie Tung, professor emeritus of music at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, will perform as a guest presenter for the DePauw University School... Read More

The Ultimate Green Concert: Judson Green '74 and Eighth Element, Thursday

October 31, 2015

Judson Green, a 1974 DePauw University graduate who was president and CEO of NAVTEQ Corporation and chairman of Walt Disney Attractions, Inc., will travel... Read More

Pianist Seymour Bernstein, the Subject of an Ethan Hawke Film, to Visit DePauw Nov. 3 & 4

October 30, 2015

An opportunity to learn from international piano pedagogue Seymour Bernstein will be offered through the DePauw University School of Music in a series... Read More

DePauw Orchestra Explores 'Art & Transformation' in ArtsFest Concert Sunday

October 27, 2015

The great Germanic tone poem Death and Transfiguration, by Richard Strauss, and American composer Michael Torke’s joyful Javelin, written for the 1996... Read More

Experience 'Art & Transformation' During Annual ArtsFest, Oct. 28 - Nov. 8

October 26, 2015

Complete ArtsFest Schedule DePauw University’s 14th annual celebration of the arts, ArtsFest, will begin Wednesday, October 28, and continues through... Read More

DePauw Faculty Woodwind Ensemble Performs Tuesday

October 24, 2015

Nothing less than a 20th-century sonic adventure is in store for listeners when they join the DePauw Faculty Woodwind Ensemble -- Anne Reynolds (flute)... Read More

Thomas Cooley '91 is Artist-in-Residence at Chicago's Music of the Baroque

October 23, 2015

Thomas Cooley, lyric tenor and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, is serving as artist-in-residence for Music of the Baroque's 45th anniversary concert... Read More

School of Music Partners with Greencastle Schools to Provide Violins to Fourth Graders

October 20, 2015

The DePauw University School of Music is partnering with the Greencastle Public School Corporation to provide both a free violin and string instruction... Read More

New Violin Prof. Tarn Travers Performs in Wednesday Recital

October 9, 2015

Tarn Travers, the DePauw University School of Music’s newly-appointed professor of violin, makes his debut with DePauw Chamber Players on Wednesday, Oct... Read More

Article Recalls Jimi Hendrix Performance at DePauw, 50 Years Ago This Week

October 7, 2015

"A Purple Haze didn't exactly envelope Bowman Gym at DePauw University on Oct. 9, 1965, but it was on that Saturday evening that arguably the greatest... Read More

DePauw Jazz Ensemble to Perform Season Opening Concert on Wednesday

October 3, 2015

The DePauw Jazz Ensemble, led by conductor Steven Snyder, will present its first performance of the 2015-16 season, “From Classics to Moderns,” featuring... Read More

Grammy-Winning Sweet Honey in the Rock Coming for Oct. 9 Old Gold Weekend Concert  

October 1, 2015

The internationally acclaimed, all-woman African-American ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock returns to the DePauw University campus for an Old Gold Weekend... Read More

Prof. May Phang Presents Saturday Recital

September 29, 2015

For the Faculty Select Series recital this Saturday afternoon, October 3, solo pianist May Phang will present a program of fantasies: Chopin’s Fantasie... Read More

DePauw Band Presents 'Bach to the Future' Sunday

September 28, 2015

The DePauw University Band, directed by Professor Craig Paré, will present its first concert of the year “Bach to the Future” on Sunday, October 4 -- but... Read More

Indianapolis Symphony's Top Brass Share the Stage in Tuesday Recital

September 24, 2015

You will leave next Tuesday’s recital of 20th-century brass music with your head full of hummable tunes when DePauw University faculty member Robert Danforth... Read More

Faculty Soloists Join DePauw Choirs in Sunday Performance

September 22, 2015

The DePauw University Chorus and DePauw Chamber Singers, under the direction of Kristina Boerger, presents their opening concert “Flora and Fauna,” this... Read More

Monty Python's Musical Comedy Spamalot to be Staged Oct. 1 - 4

September 22, 2015

DePauw Theatre and the School of Music combine to present Monty Python’s three-time Tony Award-winning musical, Spamalot. The production, the first of... Read More

Roots Music "Collaboratory," Jayme Stone's Lomax Project, Here for Sunday Concert

September 21, 2015

Billed as a "collaboratory" involving some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians, Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project comes to DePauw... Read More

Outdoor Music & Fun at Fifth Annual 'DePauwpalooza' Friday

September 16, 2015

The DePauw University School of Music presents one of the favorite events of the fall season, DePauwpalooza, this Friday, September 18, at 5:30 p.m. It... Read More

DePauw University Orchestra Presents Season Opener Sunday

September 14, 2015

Inspired by the recent campus visit by the conductorless orchestra A Far Cry, the DePauw University Orchestra concert this Sunday will open with a performance... Read More

Steve Snyder Leads Trio Tuesday at Music on the Square

September 12, 2015

The first Faculty Select Series concert to be given at Music on the Square, the new community music center in downtown Greencastle, will feature DePauw... Read More

In Tribute to Rostropovich, Professors Offer 'Gifts From Slava' Wednesday

September 12, 2015

The great Russian cellist, conductor and composer Mstislav Rostropovich (“Slava” to everyone who met him in person) commissioned or otherwise inspired... Read More

Prof. Eric Edberg to Perform Cello Concert for National Music Museum Friday

September 9, 2015

"Music channels grief, and few instruments convey human anguish as the cello does," begins an article in South Dakota's Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan promoting... Read More

Faculty Select Series Offers Schubert Song Cycle Monday

September 9, 2015

For the art song lovers in the area, the DePauw University School of Music Faculty Select Series continues on Monday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Green... Read More

"Best of Boston” Ensemble, A Far Cry, Opens Green Guest Artist Series Friday

September 5, 2015

The Grammy Award-nominated ensemble A Far Cry is coming to the DePauw University School of Music for a three-day guest artist residency, Sept. 9–11, which... Read More

Scotty Stepp, Paul Bro and Friends Perform for Faculty Select Series, Sept. 10

September 1, 2015

The 2015-16 DePauw University School of Music Faculty Select Series opens Thursday, September 10, as saxophonist and DePauw faculty member Scotty Stepp... Read More

Music on the Square Offers "Instrument Petting Zoo," Sept. 4 & 5

August 29, 2015

DePauw University’s Music on the Square (or M2 for short) will host two instrument petting zoos on successive days next week, during First Friday, Sept... Read More

New School of Music Faculty Member Peter Seymour and PROJECT Trio Perform Sunday Night

August 20, 2015

DePauw University's students -- especially those who will arrive on campus for the first time Saturday -- and members of the campus and Greencastle communities... Read More

Green Center Announces 2015-16 Season, Tickets on Sale Aug. 16

August 11, 2015

Curiosity abounds as local audiences anticipate which guest artists the DePauw University School of Music will invite to perform each year. Dwindling days... Read More

New Editor of Music Journal Founded by Prof. Matthew Balensuela Offers Praise

August 4, 2015

Stephen Meyer, the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Music History Pedagogy, praises his predecessor, Matthew Balensuela, in the new edition.  "Working... Read More

Sophomore Has Lead in Austrian Opera Production

August 4, 2015

"Elizabeth C. Brunell of Downers Grove will perform the female lead role in W. A. Mozart's opera Bastien und Bastienne at the Toihuas Theatre in Salzburg... Read More

Michigan Newspaper Previews Performance by Prof. May Phang

July 31, 2015

"This is my 12th year now," May Phang says of her teaching experience at DePauw University. The pianist and professor of music is featured today in the... Read More

New York's City Center Revives Musical by '57 Grads Gretchen Cryer & Nancy Ford

July 31, 2015

"A new series at New York's City Center this summer is reviving off-Broadway musicals, including I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road... Read More

Upcoming Ohio Concert to Feature Rachael Andrew Boezi '89

July 26, 2015

"The Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band and Summer Chorus will feature two notable vocalists at this year’s Troy Mayors’ Concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday... Read More

Newspaper: Global Workshop Brought "Music of the World to Greencastle"

June 12, 2015

"Bringing the music of the world to Greencastle Wednesday night, the Silk Road Ensemble and friends staged a unique benefit concert at Kresge Auditorium... Read More

HR Executive Amy Newbanks Letke '87 is Profiled

June 10, 2015

Amy Newbanks Letke, founder and CEO of Integrity HR Inc. and 1987 graduate of DePauw University, is among "20 People to Know" in human resources, according... Read More

TV Station Notes Today's Launch of 'Music on the Square'

June 8, 2015

"It's a new music resource and performance space in downtown Greencastle," Newspoint anchor Nicole Pence told her audience on Indianapolis Fox affiliate... Read More

Yo-Yo Ma Cuts the Ceremonial Ribbon as DePauw Opens 'Music on the Square'

June 8, 2015

"This space is designed to be the launching of a musical communiversity," said Mark McCoy, dean of the DePauw University School of Music, as he stood outside... Read More

Bloomington NPR Affiliate Previews Monday's Launch of 'Music on the Square'

June 4, 2015

"Opera and wine, classical music from the back of a hay wagon and high school jazz ensembles are just a few of the things DePauw University is doing to... Read More

Silkroad's Global Musician Workshop, Hosted by DePauw, Will Include Three Public Performances

May 31, 2015

With a mission of fostering a community of globally minded musicians who learn from one another’s traditions and incorporate them into their own artistic... Read More

Musician David McMillin '06 Argues, "It's Time to Stop Hating Spotify"

May 25, 2015

"If you trust the headlines about Spotify, you may believe all musicians are receiving rolls of pennies for our creative work," singer-songwriter David... Read More

Yo-Yo Ma Among the Dignitaries Coming for the June 8 Launch of New 'Music on the Square' Venue

May 21, 2015

A new music resource and performance space in the downtown square that is designed to enhance the ongoing partnership between Greencastle and the DePauw... Read More

Honorary Degree Recipients Joseph Horowitz and Rodney Jones Offer Praise for DePauw

May 17, 2015

Also: Speech by Ruth Simmons; Ashton Johnson '15 Addresses Classmates; Photo Gallery; Order Commencement DVD As he received an honorary Doctor of Music... Read More

Legendary Music Dean Robert G. McCutchan Noted in Article on Hymn

May 17, 2015

An article examining the hymn God of the Seas, published in North Carolina's Asheboro Courier-Tribune, notes, "The music for this hymn was composed by... Read More

David McMillin '06 & Fort Frances Featured in Chicago Tribune

May 9, 2015

"It's forced us to be a lot smarter," says David McMillin of the state of the music industry.  McMillin, a singer-songwriter and 2006 graduate of DePauw... Read More

Concert Season Concludes Sunday with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

April 27, 2015

For the culminating event of the 2014-15 DePauw University School of Music concert season, Orcenith Smith conducts DePauw’s massed choirs and orchestra... Read More

Art & Music Intersect in 'Sounds of Food-Water-Life' Wednesday

April 23, 2015

The DePauw Percussion Ensemble returns to the University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. for an hour-long interaction... Read More

University Band Recognizes Graduating Seniors Sunday in Final Performance

April 21, 2015

Craig Paré, professor of music, will lead the DePauw University Band in its final concert of the year, “Make a Joyful Noise,” on Sunday, April 26, at 3... Read More

Fifth House Ensemble and Baladino Present 'Nedudim' at Saturday Concert

April 20, 2015

For the final Green Guest Artist Concert of the season, the DePauw University School of Music series brings together Chicago’s innovative Fifth House Ensemble... Read More

"Mad Scientist of Music," Composer Mark Applebaum, Coming for Thursday Concert

April 19, 2015

The quirky American composer and electroacoustic-instrument builder Mark Applebaum will join the DePauw Percussion Ensemble, student soloists and faculty... Read More

Noted Trombonist & Arranger John Fedchock Teams with DePauw Jazz Ensemble at Tuesday Concert

April 16, 2015

Noted trombonist and Grammy Award-nominated arranger John Fedchock joins the DePauw Jazz Ensemble for a performance on Tuesday, April 21. The program,... Read More

Chamber Players Present Messiaen's 'Quartet for the End of Time' Monday

April 15, 2015

The New Yorker's Alex Ross describes the “Quartet for the End of Time” (Quatuor pour le fin du temps) by Olivier Messiaen as “the most ethereally beautiful... Read More

Erin Johnson '03 Appointed Associate Director of Prescott Pops Symphony

April 15, 2015

Erin M. Johnson, a music teacher for Arizona's Prescott Unified Schools and 2003 graduate of DePauw University, has been named associate director of the... Read More

Tuvan Throat Singing Ensemble, Alash, Performs April 22

April 11, 2015

Alash, a Tuvan ensemble, will perform traditional throat singing, combining older traditional Tuvan styles with newer influences from Western music, in... Read More

MKTO Performs Free Concert at DePauw April 17

April 10, 2015

The musical duo MKTO, whose song, Classic, was nominated as "Catchiest New Song" in the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards, will come to DePauw University... Read More

Pianist Alice Sara Ott Joins the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for Sunday Concert

April 6, 2015

On Sunday, April 12, DePauw University’s Green Guest Artist Concert series will present the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in a performance devoted to... Read More

Saturday's Annual Concerto Winners' Concert To Feature Nine Soloists

April 6, 2015

Four delightful opera arias, three romantic concertos and two American musical theatre standards make for what is certain to be one remarkable concert... Read More

"Soul Blues" Singer Tad Robinson Performs at the Inn Friday

April 5, 2015

Tad Robinson, placed by DownBeat magazine "near the top of the list of finest living singers of soul blues," will perform this Friday, April 10, on the... Read More

Flutist Orlando Cela '97 Returns for April 8 Performance

April 2, 2015

Venezuelan flutist Orlando Cela, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, returns to his alma mater next week to present the next Faculty Select Series concert... Read More

Mitch Brown '16, a.k.a. Kid Quill, to Perform at NCAA March Madness Music Festival

March 29, 2015

"Shelbyville native and DePauw University junior Mitch Brown, also known as Kid Quill, will perform at 3:15 p.m. Saturday on the Side Stage at the NCAA... Read More

Silk Road Musicians Mike Block and Sandeep Das Perform Wednesday

March 27, 2015

[UPDATE 3/31: This event has been canceled due to illness.] Next week, Silk Road musicians Mike Block and Sandeep Das will make the first in what the DePauw... Read More

HS Choral Director Jared Norman '12 Aims for National Championship

March 22, 2015

"Jared Norman sang and danced his way through the Center Grove High School choir program all four years of high school," reports the Daily Journal of Johnson... Read More

Percussive Celebration Thursday Honors Prof. Amy Lynn Barber

March 13, 2015

The DePauw Percussion Ensemble and The Percussion Plus Project join forces next Thursday, March 19, in a festive evening honoring Amy Lynn Barber, professor... Read More

DePauw Faculty Woodwind Ensemble Performs Monday

March 11, 2015

The DePauw Faculty Woodwind Ensemble will explore the theme of “harmonic inventiveness” in its spring concert.  You're invited to enjoy the program on... Read More

Choir & Chamber Singers Combine to Present 'American Folk' Sunday

March 10, 2015

A joint concert by the DePauw University Choir and DePauw Chamber Singers, titled "American Folk," will be presented at the Green Center for the Performing... Read More

America's "Finest Celtic Ensemble," Solas, Coming for St. Patrick's Day Performance

March 9, 2015

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on the DePauw University campus with Solas.  The Tuesday, March 17 appearance by the traditional Irish band will take place... Read More

"Cello Goddess" Maya Beiser Blends Rock & Classical at March 14 DePauw Concert

March 8, 2015

Described as a “cello goddess,” by the New Yorker, with “the kind of magnetic panache usually reserved for rock stars,” according to New York magazine... Read More

DePauw to Host the Inaugural Global Musician Workshop, Featuring Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble

March 6, 2015

The DePauw University School of Music will serve as the host site for the inaugural Global Musician Workshop (GMW) that will take place June 8-12, 2015... Read More

Pianist Darcy McCoy Performs March 10

March 4, 2015

DePauw University faculty pianist Darcy McCoy will present a recital of Spanish and Latin American music on Tuesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Green... Read More

Saxophonist Scotty Stepp and University Band Perform Sunday

March 2, 2015

Saxophone soloist Scotty Stepp will join the DePauw University Band, led by Craig Paré, in a performance of Evan Chambers’s blues-inspired Concerto for... Read More

Soloists Debut with Jazz Ensemble at Wednesday Concert

March 1, 2015

The DePauw Jazz Ensemble will present its first concert of the semester on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Green Center's Kresge Auditorium. The... Read More

Duo Damiana to Premiere Composition by Prof. Scott Perkins at Thursday Concert

February 28, 2015

Duo Damiana, an innovative chamber ensemble from Eugene, Oregon, will premiere Three Recitations, a virtuosic work by DePauw University School of Music... Read More

Living Composers Festival Welcomes Tony Award Winner Jason Robert Brown  

February 27, 2015

Hailed as “the ultimate multi-hyphenate,” three-time Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown will visit DePauw University on March... Read More

Composer Roberto Sierra Here for 'Music of the 21st Century' Festival

February 19, 2015

This year’s "Music of the 21st Century" festival will recognize the work of composer Roberto Sierra, who will be in residence at the DePauw University... Read More

Oboist & Prof. Leonid Sirotkin Presents Monday Concert

February 11, 2015

Leonid Sirotkin, professor of oboe at the DePauw University School of Music, will perform an adventurous program alongside a trio of strings for the first... Read More

The King's Singers Celebrate the Great American Songbook, Feb. 20 at DePauw

February 9, 2015

It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely ... Following an extremely successful North American “Christmas with The King’s Singers” tour in December... Read More

DePauw Opera, The Coronation of Poppea, Opens Thursday

February 2, 2015

Written in 1643 for the Venetian carnival season, Claudio Monteverdi’s last work, The Coronation of Poppea, is a cautionary tale about the consequences... Read More

DePauw School of Music Launches, New Resource for Musicians

January 29, 2015

The DePauw University School of Music announces the launch of, an online, professional resource created expressly to help serious musicians thrive... Read More

2012 Grads and Orr Fellows Van Hoang & Molly Sender Featured in Magazine Article

January 22, 2015

"College graduation is a time for young adults to not only decide what career path to pursue, but where to begin establishing roots," begins an article... Read More

Musicians from 11 High Schools to Perform at Sunday's Third Annual Honor Band Concert

January 19, 2015

The DePauw University School of Music will host its third annual Honor Band program at the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts the weekend... Read More

Two Students Receive 'Outstanding Future Music Educator of the Year' Award

January 15, 2015

Two DePauw University students -- Megan Kessler and Alison Sherrick -- have been recognized as"Outstanding Future Music Educator of the Year" by the Indiana... Read More

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band & Jim Ibbotson '69 Inducted Into Colorado Music Hall of Fame

January 14, 2015

Jimmy Ibbotson, former longtime member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, rejoined his former group on January 9 as... Read More

Singer-Songwriter David McMillin '06 On Campus This Week for Talk & Performance

January 6, 2015

This Friday, January 9, Chicago based singer-songwriter and 2006 DePauw University graduate David McMillin will return to Greencastle for a concert at... Read More

DePauw Chamber Symphony Presents Pre-Tour Concert on Tuesday

January 1, 2015

Prior to departing on a ten-day European tour of Germany and Austria, the DePauw Chamber Symphony will present a pre-tour concert on the Greencastle campus... Read More