May 19

May 19 7:41AM: Commencement exercises have been moved indoors to the Lilly Center.

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Youth String Program

The partnership between the DePauw School of Music and Tzouanakis (TZ) Intermediate School has, to date, provided nearly 500 students with violin lessons free of charge. Every TZ fourth-grader receives 10 lessons during the school day. Those wishing to continue study can do so throughout fourth and fifth grade by participating in twice-weekly classes. For more information, contact Mark Rabideau.

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Thanks to the generous support of The SIA Foundation, Inc., the DePauw School of Music was able to purchase a class set of 35 violins for the Putnam County String Program.  


Greencastle Middle School Jazz Program

The DePauw School of Music and Greencastle Middle School provides 6-8 graders with the opportunity to explore their own creativity by learning to improvise and perform in a jazz band. Instruction is provided by Steven Snyder, DePauw’s director of jazz studies, and students from the DePauw School of Music. For more information, contact Steve Snyder.

LessonS In the Community Music Program

Lessons in the Community Music Program provide students with 14 individual lessons each semester. Strings, brass, woodwind, percussion, piano, organ, and voice are all available. DePauw faculty and music students serve as instructors for applied lessons. Fees vary  depending upon the experience and credentials of the instructor selected. Dance classes are offered in a group setting, with dance requiring a placement audition. For more information, contact Mark Rabideau.

Please find below the required forms for APPLIED LESSONS

for both instructors and students.

Kindermusik® offers music classes for children, from newborns to seven-year olds, with the goal of aiding development through music and movement. Pairing the mission of Kindermusik® with the principles of Kodaly, Suzuki, and Orff, the program aims to share the joy of music and learning with children in a fun and nurturing environment.

Community Music Program Handbook and Frequently Asked Questions