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Grammy Nomination Connects to the Work of Noble Sissle '17

December 7, 2016

"An Indianapolis musician from the early 20th century factors in the new crop of Grammy nominees thanks to the research of historians Ken Bloom and Richard... Read More

Celebrate the Season with the DePauw School of Music's Sixth Annual Holiday Gala

November 27, 2016

The chill in the air means it’s time for the DePauw University School of Music’s Holiday Gala. Now in its sixth season, the annual gala will be presented... Read More

Opera Star Frederica von Stade to Perform with Laurie Rubin at DePauw's Green Center

November 14, 2016

This week brings a special highlight of the 2016-17 season at DePauw University's Green Center for the Performing Arts. The DePauw School of Music will... Read More

DePauw University Band to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor with Sunday Concert

November 9, 2016

The DePauw University Band, directed by Craig Paré, will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor during its Sunday, November 13... Read More

DePauw University Band Set to Release 10th CD, Everything Beautiful

November 7, 2016

The tenth compact disc by the DePauw University Band, Everything Beautiful, will be released next week.  On Tuesday, November 15 at 4 p.m., the community... Read More

Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. & His Musical Director, Michael O. Mitchell '02, Appear in Commercial

November 1, 2016

Fresh off their September 20 appearance at DePauw University, Tony Award-winning Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. and his musical director, Michael O. Mitchell... Read More

ArtsFest 2016 Offers a Cornucopia of Musical Offerings This Week

October 31, 2016

Among a feast of arts offerings this week during DePauw University’s campus-wide ArtsFest 2016, “Art & Utopia,” will be four performances by the DePauw... Read More

David McMillin '07 & Fort Frances Launch First-Ever West Coast Tour

October 25, 2016

"Don't try to pigeonhole the band Fort Frances," begins an article in the Santa Ynez Valley News of Solvang, California. "They're alternative rock in the... Read More

DePauw Orchestra to Create "World of Sound" Sunday for ArtsFest

October 24, 2016

The focus of the DePauw University Orchestra’s contribution to ArtsFest 2016: “Art & Utopia,” will be on creating “another world of sound” through performance... Read More

Fifteenth Annual DePauw ArtsFest, 'Art & Utopia,' Oct. 26 - Nov. 6

October 15, 2016

DePauw University’s 15th annual celebration of the arts, ArtsFest, begins Wednesday, October 26, and continues through Sunday, November 6. The 2016 edition... Read More

Kid Quill (Mitch Brown '16) Releases His Second Album Friday

October 10, 2016

The second album by Kid Quill -- also known as Mitchell Quilleon Brown, a 2016 graduate of DePauw University -- "will be released Friday on iTunes and... Read More

DePauw Jazz Ensemble Debuts "Little Big Band" Wednesday

October 9, 2016

When the DePauw Jazz Ensemble, led by DePauw University professor Steve Snyder, takes the stage for its first fall concert Wednesday, October 12, at 7:30... Read More

Russian Pianist Kirill Gliadkovsky in Concert Thursday

October 7, 2016

The DePauw University School of Music is honored to have the distinguished Russian-born pianist Kirill Gliadkovsky present a concert of solo works for... Read More

Longtime School of Music Prof. & Composer Donald White Dies at Age 95

October 5, 2016

Donald H. White, a noted composer and music educator who taught in the DePauw University School of Music for more than 30 years and served as its director... Read More

Acclaimed Violinist Hilary Hahn Joins Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for Sunday Concert at DePauw  

October 3, 2016

One of the world's best violinists, three-time Grammy Award-winner Hilary Hahn, will debut at the DePauw University Green Center for the Performing Arts... Read More

Enjoy the Music & Dance of Fiddle ‘n’ Feet, Oct. 8

October 1, 2016

Fiddle ‘n’ Feet, a group of traditional dancers and musicians influenced by Appalachian clogging, Irish step dancing and French Canadian waltzes and reels... Read More

DePauw University Orchestra Presents Season Opening Concert Sunday

September 27, 2016

The DePauw University Orchestra, led by music director Orcenith Smith, will present its first concert of the year on Sunday, October 2. The matinee in... Read More

21CMposium: DePauw School of Music Leads with Boots on the Ground Effort 

September 21, 2016

by Mark Rabideau, Director, 21CM  To reimagine how we train the next generation of musicians for a 21st-century world – that was the simple premise behind... Read More

Tony-Winning Hamilton Star Leslie Odom Jr. Wows DePauw Audience with Life Lessons and Music

September 20, 2016

Photo Gallery The winner of this year's Tony Award for Best Actor says the road to success has plenty of bumps and requires patience, determination and... Read More

Sunday Band Concert to Benefit Putnam County Food Bank

September 19, 2016

The DePauw University Band, directed by Professor Craig Paré, will present its first concert of the season this Sunday -- a mid-afternoon matinee on September... Read More

Prof. May Phang Presents Faculty Select Series Concert Friday

September 18, 2016

DePauw University piano professor May Phang’s Faculty Select Series concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 23, poignantly begins with Beethoven’s last... Read More

Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. for Students, 6:45 for All Others, for Tuesday's Ubben Lecture by Leslie Odom Jr.

September 15, 2016

More on Leslie Odom Jr.'s Visit DePauw University students with ID can enter Kresge Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday, September 20, for the Ubben... Read More

Join University Choirs in Participatory Choral Concert Sunday

September 13, 2016

The DePauw University Choir and DePauw Chamber Singers, directed by Kristina Boerger, will present “Follow You, Follow Me: An Interactive Circle” for the... Read More

Alsarah & the Nubatones Bring East African Retro-Pop to DePauw at Sept. 15 Concert

September 9, 2016

Sudanese-American singer-songwriter Alsarah will perform an eclectic mix of North and East African Retro-pop music alongside her group, the Nubatones,... Read More

21CMposium to Include Opening Green Guest Artist Concert by Kronos Quartet, Sept. 10

September 3, 2016

The international 21CMposium that the DePauw University School of Music has been “busting chops” on for more than a year is about to unfold. This three-day... Read More

Leslie Odom Jr. Among "20 Most Interesting People Headed to Indiana This Fall"

September 2, 2016

An Indianapolis Star feature headlined "20 most interesting people headed to Indiana this fall" includes Leslie Odom Jr., who will visit DePauw University... Read More

Minnesota Public Radio Notes Tonight's DePauw Performance by Dale Henderson

August 31, 2016

"'It creates an almost sacred moment or experience for listeners,' cellist Dale Henderson told Luke Taylor in an interview about Bach in the Subways: Henderson's... Read More

Veteran TV & Broadway Actors Bill ('47) and Susan Seaforth Hayes at DePauw for Three-Day Residency in Sept.

August 27, 2016

Bill Hayes -- the 1947 DePauw University graduate who scored a #1 Billboard hit in 1955 and has been a star of TV's Days of Our Lives since 1970 -- and... Read More

Cellist Who Inspired Worldwide Movement Performs Bach Marathon Wednesday at Music on the Square

August 25, 2016

Cellist Dale Henderson, the founder of the international “Bach In the Subways” movement, in which musicians around the world celebrate the enlivening and... Read More

Inside Indiana Business Notes DePauw Visit by Todd Rundgren, Artist-in-Residence at Notre Dame This Fall

August 25, 2016

Singer, songwriter, producer and technology pioneer Todd Rundgren "will serve as an artist-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame's Department of... Read More

Laurie Rubin, at DePauw Nov. 19, Featured in Wall Street Journal

August 24, 2016

"I was born with some kind of visual sense," says mezzo soprano opera singer Laurie Rubin, "but my retinas didn’t develop."  Featured in the Wall Street... Read More

Orlando Cela '97 Named Music Director of Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra

August 22, 2016

Orlando Cela, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed music director of the Arlington (Massachusets) Philharmonic Orchestra. "Known for... Read More

Weinsteins to Open DePauw School of Music's Faculty Select Series Friday

August 21, 2016

DePauw University faculty pianist Anthony Weinstein will be joined by a special guest -- his sister, the Ukrainian-born mezzo-soprano Yana Weinstein --... Read More

Tony-Winning Hamilton Actor Leslie Odom Jr. Coming to DePauw for Sept. 20 Ubben Lecture

August 18, 2016

Leslie Odom Jr., whose portrayal of Aaron Burr in the smash hit Hamilton earned him the 2016 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor, is coming to DePauw University... Read More

International Artistry Inspires the Green Center's 2016-17 Season; Tickets On Sale Now

August 15, 2016

The opening concert at DePauw University’s Green Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Aug. 26, by Ukrainian-born faculty pianist Tony Weinstein and... Read More

Scott Uddenberg '90 is Director of Elmhurst Choral Union

August 10, 2016

Scott D. Uddenberg, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of Elmhurst Choral Union.  Based in suburban Chicago, Elmhurst Choral... Read More

Xeno Carpenter-New '16 Will Teach in Macedonia with Fulbright Award

August 10, 2016

Xeno W. Carpenter-New, a May 2016 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) from the Fulbright U.S. Student... Read More

21CMposium, Sept. 9-11, Places DePauw School of Music at Center of National Conversation

July 27, 2016

Event Information & Registration For three days this fall, DePauw University will be a destination for world thought leaders and performers seeking answers... Read More

Rhymes with Opera Co-Founder Robert Maril '02 on Cover of Opera News

July 24, 2016

Robert T. Maril, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, is among the "Game Changers" pictured on the cover of the August 2016 edition of Opera News.  The... Read More

Prof. Eric Edberg Talks with Radio Station About New Film on Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble

July 22, 2016

"Opening tonight at the Cinema Center, The Music of Strangers is a new documentary by Morgan Neville that explores Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble's... Read More

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Taps Pharez Whitted '82 to Direct New Jazz Ensemble

July 21, 2016

Pharez Whitted, the 1982 DePauw University graduate called "a powerhouse Chicago trumpeter" by the Chicago Tribune, has been "appointed director of the... Read More

Fulbright Award Will Send Josiah Rushing '13 to France This Fall

July 9, 2016

Josiah Q. Rushing, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a Fulbright Award for the 2016-17 academic year. Now a graduate student at... Read More

Syndicated Radio Program's 'Birthday for Our Country' Features Performance by DePauw University Band

July 3, 2016

The DePauw University Band is heard on this week's patriotic-themed edition of Wind & Rhythm, a syndicated radio program carried on 54 stations across... Read More

DePauw-Hosted Global Musician Workshop Noted in Article  

July 1, 2016

A preview of this month's Mike Block String Camp in Vero Beach, Florida, notes, "The Vero Beach camp is for all levels and all ages. Block also leads another... Read More

Silkroad's Global Musician Workshop Returns to DePauw, June 19-25

June 17, 2016

For the second consecutive year, the DePauw University School of Music is honored to host Silkroad’s Global Musician Workshop for its seven-day stay at... Read More

Jerry Nessenson '63, Innovator in the Petroleum Industry, Announces Retirement

June 3, 2016

Jerry Nessenson, founder and longtime president of ValvTect Petroleum Products and 1963 graduate of DePauw University, announced his retirement from the... Read More

President-Elect Mark McCoy Takes Questions from Alumni & Friends in Live Webcast

June 1, 2016

DePauw's President-elect, D. Mark McCoy, spent an hour discussing his vision for the University, the importance of providing access to high quality education... Read More

DePauw Hosts National Harp Finals & Free Day of Music Instruction, June 3-5

May 31, 2016

The DePauw University School of Music hosts the national finals of the American Harp Society Foundation’s Anne Adams Awards and Grandjany Memorial Award... Read More

Prof. Danh Pham '98 to Serve as Guest Conductor for Vietnam Concert Friday

May 25, 2016

Danh Pham, assistant professor of music and director of bands at Washington State University and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, will serve as guest... Read More

Angela Yochem '93 is Sr. VP & CIO of Rent-A-Center

May 24, 2016

Angela Yochem, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior vice president - information technology and chief information officer at... Read More

Former DePauw Prof. David Ott Now Maestro of Florida's Panama City POPS

May 18, 2016

David Ott, who served on the DePauw University School of Music faculty from 1982 to 1998, is the new maestro of Florida's Panama City POPS and "brings... Read More

DePauw School of Music Called "A Leader in the Field of Entrepreneurship"

May 12, 2016

In a Violinist.com article offering advice on "How to Launch a Career in Music," Laurie Niles notes that "career development programs in general are growing... Read More

NUVO Recalls Todd Rundgren's DePauw Visit in Preview of Concert in Indy Suburb

May 11, 2016

In a preview of Todd Rundgren's Friday night concert at The Palladium in Carmel, Indiana, NUVO offers a look at the rock legend's connections to the Hoosier... Read More

President-Elect Mark McCoy to Keynote Local Charity Event Monday

May 6, 2016

D. Mark McCoy, DePauw University's president-elect and current dean of the DePauw School of Music, will be the featured speaker at Monday's annual meeting... Read More

Todd Rundgren's 2009 DePauw Visit Noted in Indy Star

May 5, 2016

"Pop-rock star Todd Rundgren, who taught at Indiana University in 2010 and delivered a public lecture at DePauw University in 2009, is expected to perform... Read More

School of Music's Concert Season Culminates Sunday with 'Serenade to Music'

May 3, 2016

The DePauw University School of Music’s 2015-16 concert season will culminate Sunday afternoon in a joint choir and orchestra performance of composer Ralph... Read More

Ayden Adler Appointed Dean of DePauw University School of Music

April 29, 2016

Ayden Adler, formerly senior vice president and dean of the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), has been appointed dean of the DePauw... Read More

Decoda, at DePauw Earlier This Month, Performs at the White House Today

April 27, 2016

The New York City-based chamber ensemble Decoda, which performed at DePauw University nine days ago, is today performing at the White House. U.S. Attorney... Read More

Kristie McIntyre '89 Back on DC's WRQX

April 25, 2016

Kristie McIntyre, a 1989 DePauw University graduate known to friends at her alma mater as Kristie Weimar, has rejoined Washington, D.C.'s WRQX/Mix 107... Read More

Greencastle Middle School Jazz Band Joins DePauw Jazz Ensemble for Wednesday Concert

April 22, 2016

The DePauw Jazz Ensemble welcomes the Greencastle Middle School Jazz Band to the Kresge Auditorum stage for the ensemble’s last concert of the semester... Read More

DePauw University Band Performance Prepares Students for Tenth CD

April 21, 2016

This Sunday, April 24, at 3 p.m. in the Green Center’s Kresge Auditorium, the DePauw University Band -- along with faculty flute soloist Anne Reynolds... Read More

Kid Quill (Mitch Brown '16) to Perform at Common Ground Musical Festival

April 18, 2016

Kid Quill, known to fellow DePauw University students as Mitch Brown, has been added to the lineup of the Common Ground Music Festival, which takes place... Read More

David McMillin '06, Big in Lithuania, Launches New Album with Fort Frances

April 16, 2016

"We somehow built a fan base there without even realizing it," says singer-songwriter David McMillin of the surprising success his band, Fort Frances,... Read More

Sunday's 'WaterMusic' to Showcase Music, Art & Community Activism

April 12, 2016

On Sunday, April 17 at 7 p.m., the DePauw University Choirs and DePauw Percussion Ensemble will be joined by Professors Sarah Lee and Jeanette Pope, student... Read More

Decoda Ensemble to Present 'Histories' for Semester's Final Green Concert, Saturday

April 12, 2016

The New York City-based chamber ensemble Decoda concludes this season’s residency at the DePauw University School of Music and the 2015–16 Green Guest... Read More

Concerto Competition Winners to Perform with DePauw Orchestra Sunday

April 4, 2016

Always an audience favorite and a longstanding tradition at the DePauw University School of Music, the annual Concerto Competition Winners’ Concert will... Read More

Composer Kevin James '83 & His Vanishing Language Project Featured in Today's NY Times

April 3, 2016

Increasing numbers of composers "are turning their attention to languages that are extinct, endangered or particular to tiny groups of speakers in far-flung... Read More

IU Prof. & Beatles Expert Glenn Gass to Explore the Music of 1966 During April 11 Visit

April 1, 2016

Was 1966 the greatest year in the history of rock and roll? Glenn Gass, Provost Professor of Music at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and creator... Read More

Music Therapist Alika Seu '11 is Impacting Lives

March 27, 2016

The impact Alika D. Seu, a music therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and 2011 graduate of DePauw University, is having on a young patient... Read More

Prof. Carla Edwards and Friends Collaborate on Concert for "King of Instruments"

March 12, 2016

DePauw School of Music professor and university organist Carla Edwards will conclude the Faculty Select Series for the season with a concert for the “King... Read More

DePauw's 20th President, Mark McCoy, Visits TV's Inside Indiana Business

March 11, 2016

DePauw University's next president, D. Mark McCoy, tells the statewide television program Inside Indiana Business that his appointment -- announced on... Read More

DePauw's Next President, Mark McCoy, is a Guest on TV's Inside Indiana Business This Weekend

March 10, 2016

DePauw University's twentieth president, D. Mark McCoy, paid a visit to the statewide television program Inside Indiana Business this afternoon to discuss... Read More

Faculty Select Series Presents Pianist Tony Weinstein, March 15

March 10, 2016

Artists frequently treat with thinly veiled condescension the innocent request to name their favorite composers and the pieces they hold dearest. In designing... Read More

Pharez Whitted '82 to Headline Saturday's DePauw Jazz Festival

March 8, 2016

Jazz lovers are invited to a day loaded with music from that genre this Saturday, March 12, as the DePauw University School of Music presents its first... Read More

President-Elect Mark McCoy Promises to Build Upon the "Good Work" of DePauw, Which "Changes the World"

March 8, 2016

"DePauw changes the world, and our good work must continue," D. Mark McCoy said this morning to DePauw University students, faculty, staff and friends... Read More

News of DePauw's Presidential Selection Appears in a Variety of Media Outlets

March 8, 2016

"DePauw University has selected its twentieth president from within its own walls," began an Inside Indiana Business report by Andy Ober which aired on... Read More

Mark McCoy Named DePauw University's 20th President

March 7, 2016

DePauw University’s Board of Trustees today unanimously selected D. Mark McCoy, dean of the DePauw School of Music since August 2011, as president of DePauw... Read More

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish Music and Celtic Games, March 10

March 5, 2016

The DePauw University School of Music gets St. Paddy celebrations off to an early start on Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. with a Green Guest Artist Concert... Read More

Organist Jason Asbury '95 Returns to Greencastle for Friday Concert

March 2, 2016

Jason Asbury, a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, will present a "homecoming concert" at Greencastle's First Christian Church, reports the Banner-Graphic... Read More

DePauw Opera Stages American Classic Little Women, March 3–6

February 29, 2016

For the penultimate event in the communitywide 2015–16 interdisciplinary festival, “Little Women: The Transformation of Art,” the DePauw University School... Read More

The Fourth Wall Debuts Vassals of the Sun at DePauw on Wednesday

February 26, 2016

It’s not every music ensemble that earns praise for its "deft choreography" in the Wall Street Journal. The Fourth Wall is no ordinary ensemble. Part new... Read More

Singer-Songwriter David McMillin '06 Returns March 16 for Concert & Talk

February 26, 2016

Chicago-based singer-songwriter David McMillin, a 2006 DePauw University graduate, will return to Greencastle for a Performing Arts Series concert on Wednesday... Read More

Prof. Craig Paré to be Guest Conductor at Dorian Band Festival

February 24, 2016

Craig Paré, professor of music at DePauw University and director of the University Band, will be guest conductor at he 68th annual Dorian Band Festival... Read More

Violinist Tarn Travers Presents Debut Solo Recital Wednesday

February 18, 2016

In his first full-length recital since joining the DePauw University School of Music faculty this fall, Tarn Travers will present a concert of masterworks... Read More

University Chorus and Jazz Combos Join Tuesday in Celebrating Black History Month

February 17, 2016

A work by black sacred music giant Charles Albert Tindley and a new arrangement of “Birmingham Sunday,” a poetic retelling of the 1963 bombing of the 16th... Read More

'Music of the 21st Century' Festival Honors Composer Gabriela Lena Frank

February 11, 2016

DePauw University’s 14th annual "Music of the 21st Century" festival will recognize the work of composer Gabriela Lena Frank, who will travel to Greencastle... Read More

Violin Prof. Tarn Travers Joins Roster of "Superb" Ensemble Dal Niente

February 10, 2016

Tarn Travers, violinist and assistant professor at the DePauw University School of Music, has joined the roster of artists who comprise Ensemble Dal Niente... Read More

Monday Performance by Core Ensemble Celebrates the Art & Music of the Harlem Renaissance

February 3, 2016

On Monday, February 8, the four-member Core Ensemble will come to DePauw University to present its chamber music theatre work, “Of Ebony Embers–Vignettes... Read More

David McMillin '06 & Fort Frances Bring New Sound to Alio

February 2, 2016

"Led by vocalist and guitarist David McMillin, the band has gradually shed their Americana roots and morphed into something much more dynamic," notes ... Read More

Singer-Songwriter Amy Andrews Performs Free Concert Thursday

January 30, 2016

Singer-songwriter Amy Andrews returns to DePauw University to perform a free concert on Thursday, February 4. The program will take place in The Inn at... Read More

PROJECT Trio Performs Feb. 5 at Music on the Square

January 29, 2016

The high-energy, Brooklyn-based chamber music ensemble PROJECT Trio returns to Greencastle for a free First Friday performance on February 5 at 7:30 p... Read More

Thomas & Vicki King Present Faculty Select Series Concert, Feb. 1

January 26, 2016

The spring recital season at the DePauw University School of Music begins on the first day of classes, Monday, February 1, with a 7:30 p.m. Faculty Select... Read More

NY Times Reviews Recital Featuring Prof. Eric Edberg

January 21, 2016

A New York Times review of Tuesday's recital by Eric Edberg, professor of music at DePauw University, and pianist Taka Kigawa, notes that in Alfred Schnittke's... Read More

Rob Keene '99 Directing Williamsburg Women's Chorus

January 21, 2016

Rob Keene, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is the new artistic director and conductor of the Williamsburg, Virginia Women's Chorus. "He hopes to... Read More

DePauw Hosts Fourth Annual Honor Band Program This Weekend

January 19, 2016

The DePauw University School of Music will host its fourth annual Honor Band program this weekend, January 23–24, at the Judson and Joyce Green Center... Read More

Music Prof. Randy Salman Featured in Newspaper

January 18, 2016

Profiled in the News-Gazette of Champaign, Illinois, Randy Salman says that as a professor in the DePauw University School of Music, he gets "to teach... Read More

NY Times Previews Tuesday NYC Performance by Prof. Eric Edberg

January 15, 2016

The New York Times previews a Tuesday, January 19 recital by Eric Edberg, professor of music at DePauw University, at New York City's Spectrum.  He'll... Read More

Grammy Winner Béla Fleck to be Featured at Silkroad's Second Annual Global Musician Workshop, June 19-25

January 14, 2016

Multiple Grammy Award-winner Béla Fleck, who is nominated for two 2016 Grammys, will come to the DePauw University campus as the featured guest artist... Read More

Metropolitan Opera Stage Manager Scott Moon '83 to Speak in Florida

January 7, 2016

Scott L. Moon, stage manager for the Metropolitan Opera in New York and 1983 graduate of DePauw University, will address Florida's Freedom Plaza Opera... Read More

DePauw Chamber Singers Perform Sunday in Send-Off for Winter Term Tour of France

January 6, 2016

The DePauw University Chamber Singers will perform at Music on the Square in Greencastle Sunday afternoon on the eve of their 2016 Winter Term tour of... Read More