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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.

Music of the 21st Century Festival

Bright Sheng, guest composer-in-residence
February 25–March 1, 2019
Chamber Concert: Thursday, Feb. 28 • 7:30 p.m.
Gala Closing Concert: Friday, Mar. 1 • 7:30 p.m.

For the 2019 Music of the 21st Century Festival, DePauw School of Music is honored to host a weeklong guest residency by composer Bright Sheng, University of Michigan’s Leonard Bernstein Distinguished University Professor of Music, including two concerts dedicated to Sheng’s work.
 
Postcards, the title of one work to be featured on the festival’s gala closing concert, is a fitting description for the concert itself. With pieces written between 1992–2016 for the varied compositional mediums of symphonic band, orchestra, chorus, and opera, this concert presents a postcard-like collection of musical vignettes from the composer’s illustrious career performed by DePauw SoM students and faculty.

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