Because of the School’s intentionally small size and exclusive focus on undergraduate education, students have exceptional access to a rich variety of performance opportunities and are valued contributors and participants from the start of the first year at DePauw. The School’s robust performance calendar, which offers more than 200 events annually, features students in solo recitals, chamber music and major ensemble concerts, opera and musical theatre productions. Domestic and international concert tours, competitions, and master classes with renowned guest artists from around the world, present additional opportunities to perform.
Green Guest Artist Concerts
Our season is full of renowned performers from around the world. During the Fall 2020 season members of the School of Music welcome Imani Winds, Quince, and One for All for virtual residencies and events. Check out what we have to offer in our Green Guest Artist Concert Series.
Artists-in-Residence: Spektral Quartet
Multi-Grammy-award nominees, the Spektral Quartet actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the past and the extraordinary works of today. With the New York Times writing that, “they have everything: a supreme technical command that seems to come easily, a capacity to make complicated music clear, and, most notably...an ability to cast a magic spell”, Spektral is regarded as one of the boldest ensembles working today.
Music of the 21st Century
Music of the 21st Century is an annual guest residency that brings some of the world’s most outstanding composers to DePauw School of Music. This year, we welcome Lisa Bielawa to campus.
Opera and Musical Theatre
The School of Music collaborates with the Department of Communication and Theatre to present a musical each fall. In the spring, we feature a fully staged opera production. The 2020/21 productions will be announced at a later date.