Premiere Touring Chamber Ensembles

In support of the 21CM initiative, the DePauw University School of Music continues the tradition of premiere undergraduate touring chamber ensembles. The members of each ensemble will receive a full-tuition scholarship, side-by-side playing opportunities and master classes with visiting artists and composers, and private study with outstanding professors committed solely to the training of undergraduate musicians.

Who is eligible?

High school seniors or transfer students whose playing is of exceptional caliber, and whose academic background has prepared them well for a rigorous undergraduate education.

How do I audition?

To audition for the named chamber ensembles, you must complete an application to DePauw University, and then schedule an audition for the School of Music. Details can be found at

What if I have questions?

Contact Associate Director of Music Admission George Palton at 765-658-4118 or

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