|The success of DePaul School of Music graduates is a testament to the quality of their education. Our undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs prepare young musicians for success in the real world. Recent graduates are performing with numerous international orchestras and ensembles, teaching in universities and school districts, working in performing arts management, and engineering sound for the film, television and recording industries.|
|Composition (BM)A Bachelor of Music in composition consists of traditional musical studies with instruction in analysis, orchestration, counterpoint, compositional procedures and contemporary musical styles.|
|Jazz Studies (BM)A Bachelor of Music in jazz studies includes applied jazz lessons, courses in jazz improvisation, theory, history, arranging and composition, and pedagogy.|
|Music (BA)A Bachelor of Arts in Music is intended for students interested in incorporating the study of music into wide-ranging liberal studies coursework. The program emphasizes studies in the liberal arts and prepares students for a wide range of careers.|
|Music Education (BM)A Bachelor of Music in music education gives students a solid foundation in the fundamentals of teaching K-12 music, along with a large number of performance opportunities.|
|Music Performance (BM)A Bachelor of Music in performance combines extensive performance opportunities in both large and chamber ensembles with applied lessons and studies in literature and pedagogy.|
|Performing Arts Management (BM)A Bachelor of Music in performing arts management prepares students for careers careers in the multi-faceted and extensive industry embracing administration of not-for-profit arts organizations (symphony orchestra, opera, chamber music, dance, theatre), commercial music management (recording industry, artist representation, music publishing and distribution, product merchandising, concert promotion), music licensing, music entrepreneurship, music festival management, and related areas of cultural management and policy. In collaboration with the College of Business and The Theatre School, this program provides students a broad understanding of the performing arts industry, insight into the theories and principles associated with arts management, and a proficiency in the practical application of necessary business skills.|
|Performing Arts Management (BS)A Bachelor of Music in performing arts management prepares students for careers in the multi-faceted and extensive industry embracing administration of not-for-profit arts organizations (symphony orchestra, opera, chamber music, dance, theatre), commercial music management (recording industry, artist representation, music publishing and distribution, product merchandising, concert promotion), music licensing, music entrepreneurship, music festival management and related areas of cultural management and policy. In collaboration with the College of Business and The Theatre School, this program provides students a broad understanding of the performing arts industry, insight into the theories and principles associated with arts management and a proficiency in the practical application of necessary business skills.|
|Sound Recording Technology (BS)A Bachelor of Science with emphasis in Sound Recording Technology (SRT) prepares students for a career in the audio industry. The SRT program includes coursework in recording, sound for video, music production, multimedia, as well as electronics, sound and acoustics, theory, applied lessons, and ensembles.|
|Minors, Double Degrees & Double Majors|
|CompositionThe Master of Music in composition program offers students one-on-one instruction with DePaul’s distinguished faculty of active composers as well as many seminars with guest composers and performers from Chicago and across the country. Graduate composition majors have their compositions performed during DePaul Composers Forum, a quarterly student composition concert, and submit works to be read and possibly performed by Ensemble 20+, DePaul Wind Ensemble, University Singers or the DePaul Chamber Orchestra. DePaul also offers two assistantships to graduate composition students.|
|Jazz StudiesThe graduate jazz studies program provides students a comprehensive education in jazz, allowing students to specialize in either performance or composition. Drawing upon the resources of the Chicago jazz scene, faculty members are highly celebrated performers, teachers, composers, and arrangers. In addition to applied jazz lessons, jazz ensembles, and jazz combos, Master of Music students enroll in courses such as jazz theory, history, pedagogy, improvisation, composing, and/or arranging. Throughout the program, jazz students have multiple opportunities to record performances and compositions in professional recording studios. The Master of Music degree is a two-year program.|
|Music Educationhe graduate music education program offers certified/licensed music teachers the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in a little over two years with courses in the evenings and summers. Educational theory and practice merge throughout course work, and students have the flexibility to select elective areas of study. The program culminates with a final paper or project, allowing students to research an area of special interest.|
|PerformanceThe Master of Music in performance degree prepares students for professional music careers in a supportive, collegial environment. Graduate students study with highly celebrated performers who are committed to teaching excellence. The graduate performance program consists of applied lessons, ensembles, core studies in music theory/history and research, and related studies. The Master of Music degree is a two year program.|
|Post-master’s Certificate in Performance”Post-master’s Certificate in Performance students work in a rich musical environment while having private applied study with members of DePaul’s renowned faculty. DePaul’s Post-master’s Certificate in Performance is a two-year program.The purpose of the program is to provide an intensive post-master’s degree performance experience for a small number of highly accomplished performers. Entry into the program is based on evidence of ability to be successful in post-graduate level performance study. |
Other criteria include, but are not limited to:
Completion of a Master of Music in performance degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
Three letters of recommendation.
An entrance audition which demonstrates performance ability at the post-master’s level.
Voice applicants must demonstrate competence in Italian, French and German diction by audition and written IPA exam.
There are two primary components to the certificate in performance program. First, applied music (private instruction), and second, related studies. Related study will often consist of participation in the appropriate ensembles and additional academic classes in the School of Music. The course requirements for the certificate in performance appear below:”