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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 21CM.org, New Resource for Musicians

January 29, 2015

The DePauw University School of Music announces the launch of 21CM.org, 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