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Musicians of the Future

IMAGINE A LIFE OF MUSIC

Scheduling an audition for the School of Music is your next step to creating a life of music.  Spend a day with us on campus and take the first leap toward your future.

Register to Audition • Select a date below, complete the online form and submit! For individual appointments contact the music admission office.

WHY DEPAUW MUSIC?

Delve into what makes DePauw unique. With world-class facilities, renowned professors, and three degrees in 18 instrumental areas, the School of Music has much to offer to shape your time at the university.

2019/20 CONCERT SEASON

With nearly 200 concerts, recitals, master classes and productions, the opportunity to perform or hear world class music are limitless. Join us for the Green Guest Artist Concert Series, DePauw Opera, ensemble concerts and much more!

Green Guest: Lawrence Brownlee

Named 2017 “Male Singer of the Year” by both the International Opera Awards and Bachtrack, American-born tenor Lawrence Brownlee has been hailed by The Guardian as “one of the world’s leading bel canto stars.” Cycles of My Being is a song cycle that centers on what it means to be an African American man living in America today. 

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OPERA: SLEEPING BEAUTY & HANSEL AND GRETEL

An enchanted romp in the woods comes to life with these two classic stories. DePauw Opera presents Ottorino Respighi’s Sleeping Beauty (sung in Italian), paired with Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (sung in German). Join us as we overcome curses, battle with witches and enjoy a happily ever after!

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Faculty and Staff

Check out our faculty videos below or click here to learn more about our faculty and staff.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Discover your musical passions through the School of Music’s community engagement programming. Connect with people and places in Putnam County while improving your skills as a musician.

Mission & Vision

OUR MISSION

The DePauw University School of Music provides an excellent musical and intellectual foundation that prepares undergraduate musicians to be adaptive leaders, equipped to actively engage their communities and pursue a breadth of career paths. We believe artists should embrace diversity, foster inclusivity, and raise cultural awareness, and this shapes our community and curriculum. In partnership with DePauw’s College of Liberal Arts, we encourage students to integrate creative and practical musical skills with critical thinking and intellectual inquiry, empowering our graduates for a lifetime of learning.

OUR LEARNING GOALS

DePauw music students: Develop artistic excellence, creativity, and critical thinking skills as the foundation for all they do. • Engage audiences, with special attention to access, inclusivity and awareness. • Act as socially minded entrepreneurial musicians by inventing, developing, and managing projects for community impact. • Recognize and champion diversity of all kinds and work ceaselessly to improve inclusivity in all that they do. • Leverage technology in the creation and dissemination of music.