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As one of the first schools of music in the nation, DePauw challenges students to collaborate with other artists as well as challenge themselves intellectually and musically in a personalized and nurturing setting.

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Anna Louise MartinALUMNI PROFILE:

"DePauw University School of Music has equipped me with the
relationships and knowledge needed to develop a career in music in the 21st century. I have learned to think outside of the box and examine the many ways that a liberal arts education can benefit the interdisciplinary career I plan to have in the future. I came to DePauw with a passion for music and am leaving with the support and skills needed to make my dreams a reality."

Degree/Major: Bachelor of Music in vocal performance with a business emphasis

Hometown: Lake Oswego, Oregon

Opportunities: First-year mentor, head house manager for the Green Center for the Performing Arts, admission ambassador, DePauwcapella, Alpha Chi Omega sorority

After DePauw: Eastman School of Music to study vocal performance and literature


Winter Term ensemble tour members gathered along a spiral stairway

Spend a semester abroad or participate in a Winter Term ensemble tour.

Children playing the xylophone in a community engagement activity

Teach in the Community Music Program and participate in community engagement activities.

Student playing the cello in an annual concerto competition

Audition for the annual concerto competition.

Three students performing in a musical opera

Perform in fully-staged operas and musicals, such as "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" or  "Hansel and Gretel."

Financial Aid

Any high school senior who completes an application to DePauw University and the audition for the DePauw University School of Music will receive a $1,000 Scholarship called the "Flummerfelt Award." Learn more about this award and others!

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4 Degree Options with Multiple Opportunities to Perform and Learn

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49 Double Majors Available within our Liberal Arts Programs

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5Learning Goals to Guide Student Success and Creativity

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200Annual Concerts, Events and Master Classes for Our Students

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Degrees and CLA


The School of Music offers several degree options so students can tailor their education to match their level of interest and career goals. All students receive careful and close advising from faculty members in order to choose the program that best suits their needs.


Nearly 300 students in the College of Liberal Arts are involved in the School of Music each year through participation in large ensembles, individual applied music lessons, dance instruction, and music courses.