DePaul University School of Music

Located in Chicago, DePaul University School of Music has been preparing performers, music educators, sound engineers, and music business professionals for productive lives in music for over 100 years. With fourteen programs of study, taught by some of the world’s most prominent musicians, DePaul offers you the opportunity to explore your talent, challenge yourself and pursue what you love both on campus and long after graduation.

Areas of Study

“A student who comes to DePaul ready to work hard has limitless potential.”

– Jennifer McDunn, Class of 2016

DePaul offers undergraduate degrees in performance, jazz studies, music education, sound recording, performing arts management, composition, a BA in Music; master’s degrees in performance, composition, jazz studies, music education; and a post-master’s  performer’s certificate.

World-Class Faculty

“I feel so at home at DePaul. I’m surrounded by talented peers who push me to do better and incredibly caring faculty who are experts in what they do.”

– Anna Kain, Vocal Performance

Our faculty is comprised of over 120 highly respected performers, educators, composers, conductors, recording engineers, and scholars. They play, teach, and work with…

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Joffrey Ballet Orchestra
  • Metropolitan Opera
  • St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Chicago Jazz Orchestra
  • Illinois Music Education Association

Beyond Campus

“DePaul offers an out-of-the-classroom experience that is really essential for a performing musician.”

– Gibron Lockhart, Jazz Studies

While at DePaul, our students have…

  • Performed with the Grant Park Chorus, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and many respected jazz groups
  • Interned and worked with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Live Nation, Ravinia Festival, Universal Music Group, Merit School of Music
  • Traveled to places like Italy, Austria, Morocco, Peru, Spain, and France
  • Become members of Radio DePaul, DePaul Music Business Association, Greek life, DePaul A Cappella

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