Programs & Initiatives

The DePauw School of Music is dedicated to connecting to the people and places in Putnam County to strengthen programming in the local community and in the university. From concerts to summer camps to evening gatherings, the School of Music’s community programs provide a variety of options for everyone.

Young Artist Programs

The School of Music hosts the annual DePauw Honor Band, the annual Vocal Arts at DePauw for high school vocalists, and the biannual Young Artists Piano Competition.

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Public School Programs

Our faculty and students are active in the local schools supporting existing program structures while creating new opportunities for the students to engage in music.

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Summer Adult Learner Programs

We are bringing music to all ages. During Summer 2017, the School of Music welcomed back the SilkRoad Global Musician Workshop and hosted The King's Singers first North American Summer School.

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Combining the arts of music and cuisine, Art Music@Almost Home allows audiences to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, Almost Home, while students of the DePauw School of Music and guest artists provide an hour of beautiful music. Join us at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings for an enjoyable experience.

Art Music at Almost Home

Music on the Square is a community music space hosted by the DePauw School of Music that fosters courageous music making. Gathering as a collective of music lovers, our programming sparks curiosity, expands creativity, and cultivates collaboration through one-on-one lessons, adult-learner classes, and breathtaking performances.

Music on the Square

21st-Century Musician

The 21st-Century Musician Initiative is a complete re-imagining of the skills, tools, and experiences necessary to create musicians of the future instead of the past. is an online, professional resource created expressly to help serious musicians thrive, not just survive, in today’s modern musical landscape. The site combines a magazine focused on people, organizations, projects and innovations with live events, and educational tools.

Explore the World of a 21st-Century Musician

Susan Miller '14 performs in Chicago