Young Artist Programs

Young artists come from around the state, across the country and further to take place in our young artist programs. The School of Music hosts the annual DePauw Honor Band for Indiana high school students, the annual Vocal Arts at DePauw for high school vocalists from any part of the world, and the biannual Young Artists Piano Competition for serious high school pianists.

DePauw Honor Band

The DePauw Honor Band is made up of outstanding high school musicians nominated by their directors. Over the course of two days, student musicians rehearse and perform great works for symphonic ban.

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Vocal Arts at DePauw 2019

Vocal Arts at DePauw is a weeklong summer program that engages high school vocalists in a variety of activities related to singing and performing.

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Young Artists Piano Competition

The Young Artists Piano Competition draws high school pianists from around the country for the chance to compete for scholarships and prizes. The next competition will take place during the 2016-2017 academic year.

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DePauw Jazz Festival

Open to middle school and high school jazz ensembles, Each group has the chance to perform, receive feedback, and work with guest clinicians.

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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