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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.


with Grammy-winning guests New York Voices
and guest percussionist Jim White
Saturday, Nov. 17  
•  9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

DePauw’s fourth annual JazzFest brings high school ensembles to DePauw University for a full day of music, master classes, workshops and performances. This year’s festival includes a clinic by percussionist Jim White and master class and concert by New York Voices, hailed as “one of the finest singing ensembles ever assembled” (All About Jazz).

9:00 a.m. — Registration for High School Bands begins
9:45 a.m. — High School bands begin performing
1:00 p.m. — Master Class with New York Voices
3:00 p.m. — Drum set workshop with Jim White
4:00 p.m. — Concert featuring Jim White and DePauw Jazz Ensemble
7:30 p.m. — Closing Concert: Green Guest Artists New York Voices

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Upcoming Events

  1. 16 Nov
  2. 17 Nov
    DePauw Jazz Ensemble
    4:00pm – 5:00pm
  3. 17 Nov
  4. 18 Nov
  5. 18 Nov
  6. 19 Nov
    Composition Concert
    7:30pm – 9:00pm
  7. 26 Nov
    Opera Scenes
    7:30pm – 9:00pm
  8. 27 Nov
    String Chamber Music Concert
    7:30pm – 9:00pm
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