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Community Music Program

The Community Music Program provides musical instruction through one-on-one lessons in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, and voice. Students will be assigned an instructor and receive approximately ten lessons each semester. Additionally, the Community Music Program offers Kindermusik classes that foster children’s musical growth and develop the whole child, as well as dance classes in ballet, pointe, and adult tap for enthusiasts all ages.

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Youth Strings Program

The partnership between the DePauw School of Music and Tzouanakis (TZ) Intermediate School has provided more than 600 students with violin lessons free of charge. Every TZ fourth-grader receives nine lessons during the school day. Those wishing to continue study can do so throughout fourth and fifth grade by participating in weekly classes.

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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.

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We would like to thank the Classics for Kids Foundation for their generous support of the Putnam County String Program.


21CM Advisory Board

Made up of thinkers and musicians from around the world, the 21CM Advisory Board helps shape the future of music and musicians in the 21st century.

Community Advisory Board

Committed to engaging the community in which we live, learn and work, the School of Music formed the Community Advisory Board as an opportunity to better understand how we might deepen connections across our communities through artistic experiences.