Button Menu

Musicians of the Future

Be Heard

As one of the first schools of music in the nation, we challenge students to develop artistic excellence, creativity, and critical thinking skills; engage audiences from the stage, within their communities and across digital platforms; act as socially minded entrepreneurial musicians; recognize and champion diversity of all kind; and leverage technology in the creation and dissemination of music.  At DePauw, you will collaborate with other artists and challenge yourself intellectually and musically in a personalized and nurturing setting.


The DePauw University Orchestra opens its academic year with a festive tone on Sunday, Sept. 23, beginning with Roman Carnival Overture by French composer Hector Berlioz. Maurice Ravel’s Une barque sur l'océan (A Boat on the Ocean) provides an impressionistic contrast before the program’s grand finale: a unique version (and one of the first) of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s masterful Pictures at an Exhibition, arranged by Mikhail Tushmalov, a student of the great Russian orchestrator and composer Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Music director Orcenith Smith will conduct.

Get Tickets Now

Events and Productions

Enjoy exceptional access to a rich variety of special events and productions that occur throughout the year, featuring a variety of student and guests artists. Take your seat for solo recitals, chamber music, ensemble concerts, operas, musical theatre productions and more.

Learn About our Events and Get Tickets

Upcoming Events

  1. 22 Sep
  2. 23 Sep
    DePauw University Orchestra
    4:00pm – 5:00pm
  3. 25 Sep
  4. 27 Sep
    Sister Act: The Musical
    7:30pm – 10:30pm
  5. 28 Sep
    Sister Act: The Musical
    7:30pm – 10:30pm
  6. 29 Sep
    Sister Act: The Musical
    7:30pm – 10:30pm
  7. 30 Sep
    Sister Act: The Musical
    1:00pm – 4:00pm
  8. 02 Oct
More Events

Community Engagement and Book Musician

Community Programs

Connect with people and places in Putnam County to discover your musical passions through the School of Music’s community programming. Improve your skills as a musician or simply get better acquainted with music in a hands-on way. Open to all ages of the public, programs include the private applied lessons, the youth strings program, and jazz at Greencastle Middle School.

Book a Musician

Student musicians from the DePauw School of Music perform University Service (in support of University-wide events and University Development and Alumni Engagement), Community Engagement (service to area schools, hospitals, and social services), and Commercial Requests.

Latest News

Visit the DePauw University News Archive for all music and arts related news.

More News