Committed to training the 21st-Century Musician, DePauw University School of Music offers undergraduate study in performance, music education, and liberal arts with dedicated professors, world-class guest artists, and plentiful performance opportunities in the state-of-the-art Green Center for the Performing Arts. As part of a 2,400 selective liberal arts undergraduate university, School of Music students are taught by experienced professors who are leaders in their fields.
Our 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—flexible, entrepreneurial musicians who find diverse musical venues and outlets in addition to traditional performance spaces, develop new audiences and utilize their music innovatively to impact and strengthen communities.
From our Music of the 21st Century residency, which brings Pulitzer, Grammy, and Oscar-winning composers like Chen-Yi, Libby Larsen and John Corigliano to campus to work with our students and faculty, to the Green Concert Series, featuring guest artists like Bobby McFerrin, Yo-Yo Ma, Roomful of Teeth and other Grammy Award winners, to our residencies with music theatre composers like Adam Guettel and Jason Robert Brown, the students and faculty in the School of Music are at the center of what it means to be a professional musician today.
We not only teach students to be the best players and singers they can be, but our curriculum emphasizes entrepreneurship, cultural community leadership, and practices that help young musicians strategically earn a living while building a meaningful life as a performing musician.
We offer the Bachelor of Music degree in performance, the Bachelor of Music Education degree, and the Bachelor of Musical Arts degree, allowing a double major.