Prospective Students

The DePauw School of Music is a place that is home to a diverse group of faculty and students who have a variety of talents and interests. As a small, liberal arts university, we challenge students to acknowledge the skills, tools, and experiences necessary to be musicians of the future. Our 21st-Century Musician Initiative assists students in doing just that. At DePauw you will be able to push yourself intellectually and collaborate with others. We will give you the tools needed to discover who you are as a musician and how that translates into your future objectives.
While you have a myriad of options available when it comes to studying music, we believe DePauw offers the best approach. In order to be heard, we believe study in a small, nurturing setting is paramount. We believe an environment devoid of graduate students allows for rich opportunities for study, performance, and networking.
With an assortment of visit opportunities, we hope you will come to campus and see for yourself why the DePauw University School of Music is the perfect place to pursue your academic, professional, and personal goals. We look forward to hearing from you.

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

Yo-Yo Ma, Honorary 21CM Advisory Board Chair, in a pop-up concert with DePauw Students at the Student Union