Jazzfest is an annual celebration of jazz music hosted by the DePauw University School of Music! Throughout the day, various high school jazz ensembles perform and receive feedback from guest artists and our own professor of jazz, Steve Snyder. As the day progresses, master classes are held around campus, leading up to a performance by the DePauw University Jazz Ensemble. This year, we will close the festival with a concert by Green Guest Artist virtuoso trumpeter Sean Jones and the DePauw Jazz Festival Orchestra!
Music of the 21st Century
Music of the 21st Century is an annual, week-long composer residency and festival immersing the SoM in the work of accomplished guest composers through a transformative shared learning experience. During the festival, the entire School is collectively focused on new music: virtually all students, staff and faculty are involved in welcoming guest composers and their music into our classes, rehearsals and public events, including two culminating concerts of the guests’ music. This valuable opportunity for students to work directly with distinguished guest composers is generously funded by DePauw alumni Robert and Margaret Schmidt and coordinated by faculty member Eliza Brown.
88+4 : Piano/String Day
A celebration of all things piano and string through performance classes, creative workshops, ensemble collaboration and an extravaganza concert.