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Musicians of the Future

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.

THIS WEEK: Conspirare

Craig Hella Johnson, composer and conductor
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 • 8 p.m.
Green Center, Kresge Auditorium
Craig Hella Johnson conducts the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Conspirare in a riveting performance of Considering Matthew Shepard — his musical response to the tragic 1998 death of a young gay man who has become an American symbol for hope and empowerment. This major new work for chorus, soloists and chamber ensemble, commemorating the 20th anniversary of Shepard’s death, sets to music a rich variety of texts by librettist Michael Dennis Browne and poets Lesléa Newman, Rumi and many others, leading listeners from anguish to understanding.

“A brilliant, heartfelt performance”—Patrick Rucker, The Washington Post

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  1. 25 Oct
    Master Class: Virginia DuPuy
    7:00pm – 10:00pm
  2. 26 Oct
    Percussion at Peeler
    6:30pm – 7:30pm
  3. 28 Oct
    ArtsFest Gala Concert
    4:00pm – 6:00pm
  4. 29 Oct
    Tokyo One Gate Trio
    6:00pm – 7:00pm
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