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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.


Learning Goals


  • 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.
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Join the DePauw School of Music

Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for the DePauw Music Ensembles (band, choir, jazz ensemble, and orchestra) will be held on August 19 and 20.  Ensemble auditions are open to all students, regardless of major.  Prepare your audition now and be part of music-making at DePauw!

Audition for Music Ensembles


Green Guest Artist Series

Join us for a season of amazing artists and magnificent music!  Read more about the 2019/20 Green Guest Artist Series.

Postmodern Jukebox • Oct. 26, 2019 • 7:30 p.m.
Vijay Iyer Sextet • Nov. 17, 2019 • 7:30 p.m.
Lawrence Brownlee • Feb. 21, 2020 • 7:30 p.m.
Israeli Chamber Project • Mar. 13, 2020 • 7:30 p.m.
Third Coast Percussion • Apr. 22, 2020 • 7:30 p.m.

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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 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.

School of Music News

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

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