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Tony & Pulitzer Winner Alice Ripley '85 to Perform with Indianapolis Symphonic Choir

November 23, 2017

For the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir's annual holiday Festival of Carols, "Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley will join the 2017 lineup at all five performances… Read More

Radio Station Airs Lengthy DePauw Interview with Yo-Yo Ma

November 19, 2017

"Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is probably the closest thing there is to a rock star in the world of classical music," notes Bloomington, Indiana's WFIU. "He appears… Read More

University Orchestra Invites Audience to 'Gather Together', Monday

November 15, 2017

The DePauw University Orchestra, led by music director Orcenith Smith, will perform its annual Thanksgiving concert, “Gather Together,” Monday, November… Read More

"Funk Surgeon" Eddie Henderson Headlines Saturday's DePauw JazzFest

November 14, 2017

The annual DePauw Jazz Festival moves from spring to fall this year, culminating in a concert headlined by guest trumpeter Eddie Henderson at 6 p.m. Saturday… Read More

School of Music & Local Bistro Combine for Dinner and a Concert by Sybarite5

November 10, 2017

The DePauw University School of Music’s Green Guest Artist Series is joining up with Tap House 24 for a collaborative dinner downtown prior to the concert… Read More

Angela Yochem '93 Appointed Chief Digital Officer at Novant Health

November 7, 2017

Angela Yochem, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief digital officer at Novant Health, a network "which consists of more than… Read More

DePauw University Band "Brings It" for Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry

November 6, 2017

Audiences can enjoy an uplifting array of works for symphonic band and wind ensemble at the DePauw University Band’s fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 12 at… Read More

Sophomore Jackson Faulkner to be Recognized for 'Realizing the Dream'

November 3, 2017

DePauw University sophomore Jackson Faulkner will be among 30 students from Indiana's private, non-profit colleges and universities who will be celebrated… Read More

Marcia Ayala '93 is Managing Director of DLC Group's Chicago Office

November 1, 2017

Marcia Ayala, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to managing director of the DLC Group's Chicago office. DLC Group is a leading finance… Read More

Noel Sudano '05 to Keynote Fundraiser for Organization Offering Grief Support Services

October 22, 2017

Noel Sudano, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker at the Brooke's Place Legacy of Hope breakfast. The fundraiser, which coincides… Read More

United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants Perform at DePauw Oct. 23

October 18, 2017

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force, as well as the 75th anniversary of The United States Air Force Band. Next week, the… Read More

Prof. Tarn Travers Appointed Concertmaster of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

October 9, 2017

Tarn Travers, a professor of violin at the DePauw University School of Music, has been appointed concertmaster of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. The… Read More

Prof. Emeritus Cleveland Johnson Named Executive Director of NJ's Morris Museum

October 4, 2017

Cleveland T. Johnson, professor emeritus of music at DePauw University, has been appointed executive director of the Morris Museum.  He'll assume his new… Read More

DePauw Chamber Players to Give Penultimate Performance at Music on the Square, Oct. 9

October 3, 2017

In honor of founding cellist Eric Edberg’s upcoming retirement, the DePauw Chamber Players have chosen one of his favorite pieces for the ensemble’s fall… Read More

When it Comes to Creativity, DePauw is "One of the Leaders in the Country," Says Yo-Yo Ma

October 3, 2017

"What’s creativity?," asks the world's best-known classical musician, cellist Yo-Yo Ma. "There’s the theory and the practice. DePauw is taken really seriously… Read More

Young Frankenstein, The Musical, Opens DePauw Theatre Season

September 30, 2017

DePauw Theatre and the University's School of Music present The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein. The first production of the 2017-18 DePauw… Read More

DePauw Band Opens Season This Sunday with World Premiere

September 25, 2017

The DePauw University Band will open its 2017-18 season with a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 in the Green Center’s Kresge Auditorium. Included on the… Read More

DePauw School of Music Introduces Fall Gala for Family Weekend, Sept. 23

September 19, 2017

DePauw University School of Music faculty, staff and students will celebrate the start of a new year with a new addition to its seasonal programming. A… Read More

Prof. Leonard Foy to be Inducted Into HS Alma Mater's Arts Hall of Fame

September 16, 2017

Leonard Foy, trumpeter and professor in the DePauw University School of Music, is among 13 individuals who will be inducted tonight into the R.J. Reynolds… Read More

Performing Arts Series Presents Singer-Songwriter Rachel Sermanni, Sept. 27

September 13, 2017

Scottish singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni brings her talents to DePauw University on Wednesday, September 27. Sermanni will perform a 7:30 p.m. concert… Read More

DePauw University Orchestra Kicks Off New Season with Concert Sunday

September 12, 2017

The DePauw University Orchestra kicks off its 2017–18 season on Sunday, September 17, with virtuosity and grand imagery. Mozart’s overture to the opera… Read More

Prof. Julia Bruggemann to Present Reading Before Hendricks Symphony Orchestra Performances

September 12, 2017

Julia Bruggemann, professor of history at DePauw University, will present a talk before the Hendricks Symphony Orchestra's September 22 and 24 performances… Read More

Pianist Andrew Parr Performs Thursday

September 11, 2017

While at Yale University, composer Aaron Copland said of Andrew Parr’s performance of his Piano Variations, “…he performed the work as though he had written… Read More

DePauw Faculty Select Series Begins with Bartók and Bach, Sept. 6 & 8

September 1, 2017

The DePauw University School of Music’s 2017-18 Faculty Select Series begins next week with Bartók, Bach and a bang. On Wednesday, September 6, you're… Read More

Opera Singer & Music Educator Alicia Berneche '93 is Profiled

August 15, 2017

"Alicia Berneche has performed on stages around the world as one of the most distinguished soprano singers in the country," begins a newspaper feature… Read More

Prof. Elissa Harbert Cited in NY Times Article on the Music of Hamilton

August 13, 2017

"Aligning the classical sounds of Bach with the stuffiness of the Old World is a typical gesture in historical musicals, notes the musicologist Elissa… Read More

DePauw School of Music's New All-Access Season Pass Now on Sale

August 9, 2017

New 2017-18 all-access passes to the DePauw University School of Music concert season are now available for purchase through September 10. In addition… Read More

DePauw Co-Commissions New Opera, The Last Dream of Frida & Diego

August 3, 2017

DePauw University is one of the entities behind a new, Spanish-language opera about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, The Last Dream of Frida & Diego, which… Read More

Deedie Dowdle Named VP for Marketing and Communications; Admission Adds New Financial Aid Director; Mellasenah Morris to Lead School of Music

July 10, 2017

Deedie Dowdle has been named vice president of marketing and communications at DePauw University, effective September 3. Currently associate vice president… Read More

Community Partnership Between Fifth House Ensemble & DePauw Noted in Washington Post

June 30, 2017

"By working with communities, Fifth House has learned how to meld music with pressing matters," notes the Washington Post. "Fifth House helped bridge gaps… Read More

Grammy Award-Winning King's Singers to Present Summer Concert at DePauw, June 16

June 7, 2017

The renowned English a cappella ensemble, The King’s Singers, return to Greencastle this month to present its first North American Summer School (June… Read More

21CM's Mark Rabideau to Speak at Art of the Piano Festival

June 4, 2017

At the Art of the Piano festival, which begins Tuesday at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, "students will be performing recitals… Read More

DePauw Hosts Silkroad's Third Annual Global Musician Workshop, May 30 - June 5

May 25, 2017

For the third consecutive year, the DePauw University School of Music is honored to host Silkroad’s Global Musician Workshop. The 2017 event, which will… Read More

Newspaper Writes of Todd Rundgren's Belated Message to DePauw's Class of 2017

May 23, 2017

In it's coverage of Sunday's 168th Commencement at DePauw University, this morning's Banner-Graphic notes that in "what was expected to be one of the highlight… Read More

Environmentalist Jesse Kharbanda, Musical Innovator Todd Rundgren, & TOMS CEO Jim Alling '83 Receive Honorary Doctorates from DePauw

May 21, 2017

"Class of 2017, may you direct your civic energies to helping to empower the economically struggling in our world to have a safe and dignified life," Jesse… Read More

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Open DePauw's 2017–18 Green Guest Artist Series

May 16, 2017

The DePauw University School of Music is proud to announce that the 2017–18 season opening concert of the Green Guest Artist Series on September 30 will… Read More

David Simons '06 Joins Board of Music for All

May 3, 2017

David Simons, software developer at Bertram Labs in Denver, Colorado, and 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board of directors… Read More

Minneapolis Star Tribune Previews Todd Rundgren's Honorary Degrees from DePauw & Berklee

May 1, 2017

"In his long career, rocker Todd Rundgren has been a hit singer ('Hello It's Me,' 'I Saw the Light'), hip producer (New York Dolls, Patti Smith, XTC),… Read More

DePauw University Band Ends Its Year with a Premiere, April 30

April 24, 2017

For its final concert of the season, Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, the DePauw University Band is proud to present two distinguished… Read More

Singer Suzy Bogguss Notes DePauw Connection: Her Son, Senior Benton Crider

April 23, 2017

"It seems like yesterday that this newspaper was announcing the motherhood of local girl made very good, Suzy Bogguss," begins an article in the Pantagraph… Read More

Katie Nicely '92 is VP for Advancement at San Francisco Conservatory of Music

April 21, 2017

Katie Nicely, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of advancement by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM)… Read More

Abigail Lynn '04 is Chief Executive of the American Association of Sleep Technologists

April 20, 2017

"The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) has selected SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn… Read More

Alice Ripley '85 to be Honored by NYC's Actors Company Theatre

April 20, 2017

Alice Ripley, award-winning actress and singer and member of DePauw University's Class of 1985, is among four women who will be honored by The Actors Company… Read More

A Month Before Being Honored at DePauw's Commencement, Todd Rundgren Surprises Crowd at Coachella

April 15, 2017

Todd Rundgren -- the musician, producer and technology innovator who will receive an honorary doctoral degree from DePauw University next month -- made… Read More

Jazz Pianist John Eaton Here for Indiana-Themed Concert, April 20

April 14, 2017

Pianist, musicologist and humorist John Eaton, considered one of the foremost interpreters of American music in Washington D.C. inner circles, is coming… Read More

Senior Sarah Pistorius Takes Third in Vocal Competition

April 6, 2017

DePauw University senior Sarah Pistorius,  a mezzo-soprano and vocal performance major in the DePauw School of Music, is the third place winner of the… Read More

DePauw Concerto Competition Winners to be Featured in Sunday Concert

April 3, 2017

The four winners of the 35th Annual DePauw Concerto Competition will be featured in concert with the DePauw University Symphony Orchestra this Sunday,… Read More

Iowa State U Paper Notes Leslie Odom Jr.'s DePauw Visit

March 29, 2017

"Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. will give a lecture titled 'Hamilton and the Road to Success: In Words and Music' at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Stephens Auditorium… Read More

Music on the Square Hosts 'French Impressionism and the Music of Claude Cymerman and Friends', April 8

March 27, 2017

French Impressionism in art and in music aimed to capture glimpses of life’s fleeting moments -- the vibrancy of the light at sunrise, the serenity of… Read More

"DePauw Makes a Doctor of Todd Rundgren": Indianapolis Star

March 21, 2017

"Todd Rundgren, the rocker who's unusual in that his most famous songs are not his most critically acclaimed, will receive an honorary doctoral degree… Read More

Rock Legend Todd Rundgren, Environmentalist Jesse Kharbanda, and CEO Jim Alling '83 to Receive Honorary Degrees at May's Commencement

March 20, 2017

Musician and producer Todd Rundgren, who has been called "rock's Renaissance man" by Entertainment Tonight, will be among three individuals to be presented… Read More

Lyle Lovett Orchestra's Brad Leali Performs Saturday with DePauw Jazz Ensemble

March 5, 2017

Brad Leali, saxophone soloist with the Lyle Lovett Orchestra, will take the stage for a closing concert with the DePauw Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, March… Read More

The Legendary Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Perform at DePauw Sunday

February 27, 2017

On Sunday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m., the internationally beloved singing sensation Ladysmith Black Mambazo will fill DePauw University’s Kresge Auditorium… Read More

Kid Quill, a.k.a. Mitch Brown '16, On First Cross Country Tour

February 27, 2017

"Mitch Brown has never undertaken what he will be doing the next several weeks," begins a story in Indiana's Shelbyville News on the 2016 DePauw University… Read More

'Music of the 21st Century' Brings Grammy Nominee Christopher Theofanidis to DePauw

February 23, 2017

The DePauw University School of Music welcomes Grammy Award-nominated composer Christopher Theofanidis to campus February 27 – March 3, for its annual… Read More

Prof. Joachim Schamberger Directing New Chamber Opera in NYC

February 8, 2017

Joachim Schamberger, visiting professor of opera in the DePauw University School of Music, is director of Upon this Handful of Earth, a world premiere… Read More

Randy Salman to Perform with Jazz Piano Trio in Terre Haute, Feb. 12

February 4, 2017

Randy Salman, professor of clarinet and woodwind area coordinator at DePauw University, will perform with John Spicknall's Jazz Piano Trio at Indiana State… Read More

Music Prof. Thomas King Provides Outreach to High School Vocal Students

February 1, 2017

A visit by Thomas King, assistant professor of music at DePauw University, to the choir at Indiana's Seymour High School, is the subject of an article… Read More

NY Times Story on Retirees and Music Features Lois Owen '56

January 29, 2017

A New York Times feature examines "a growing number of retirees who are returning to the instruments they played during childhood and then put aside, or… Read More

DePauw School of Music Announces $10 Million in Scholarship Funds for Undergraduate Students Over the Next 5 Years

January 24, 2017

The DePauw University School of Music announced today that $10 million in scholarship funds will be invested in undergraduate music students over the next… Read More

DePauw Chamber Symphony Tours England

January 13, 2017

Members of the DePauw Chamber Symphony are spending Winter Term on a nine-day tour in England. The 30-member ensemble will travel to London, Oxford and… Read More

DePauw Chamber Symphony's Jan. 9 Concert Will Kick Off UK Tour

January 3, 2017

Prior to departing on a nine-day European tour to the United Kingdom, January 11–19, the DePauw Chamber Symphony will present a pre-tour concert in Greencastle… Read More