DePaul University School of Music

Create your repertoire for life.

Whether you sing it or teach it. Write it or produce it. You’ll need the training and tools to turn it into a career.

Designed to be rigorous and collaborative, the DePaul University School of Music programs of study give you the experience and the knowledge to confidently pursue a life dedicated to music.

Areas of Study

We offer undergraduate degrees in Performance, Jazz Studies, Music Education, Sound Recording Technology, Performing Arts Management, Composition, a BA in Music; master’s degrees in Performance, Composition, Jazz Studies, Music Education; and a Post-Master’s Performance Certificate.

Create your repertoire with the best.

Our faculty is comprised of over 110 top tier professional musicians who are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and expertise. Not only are they respected and admired educators, but are some of the world’s finest and most respected conductors, composers, performers, arts administrators and recording artists, including members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Chicago’s thriving jazz scene.

Create your repertoire in unrivaled spaces.

To build the skills necessary for a career in music, you need a professional space to learn. The kind of space with the look and feel of the great concert halls of the world.Welcome to the Holtschneider Performance Center: Three floors, 185,000 square feet of thoughtfully designed performance, practice, and classroom space. Stunning in design and practical in function. A place where every student has the chance to be extraordinary.

Make Chicago a part of your repertoire.

Located in Chicago, there’s no better place in the world to study music. Chicago is music. You will hear it everywhere, woven into the fabric of this city with a rich history of diverse sounds.

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