DePaul University School of Music 

School of Music

Choose from 7 undergraduate majors and 4 graduate programs


Professors Who Do More Than Teach

Bob Lark, a professor of Jazz Studies and the director of DePaul’s Jazz Ensemble, is an internationally recognized contemporary jazz performer. He’s recorded albums with legendary artists such as Phil Woods, Slide Hampton and Bobby Shew.

Successful Alumni

"My favorite courses were my Horn Performance classes, where I learned different playing techniques. But I also learned how to look at music with a fresh perspective. This approach has helped me with challenges I face in my current position."

Sarah Kruske, Operations Manager
Youth Choral Theater of Chicago
Performing Arts Management, class of 2016


Beyond the Classroom

  • Play for the Screamin’ Demons pep band during basketball games
  • Perform in the a capella choir’s spring showcase event
  • Learn how to mic instruments during your recording studio internship

Connected to Chicago

  • Take a backstage tour of the Lyric Opera House
  • Soak in the sounds of the Blues Fest and the Gospel Music Festival
  • Hang out with friends at Lollapalooza, Pitchfork and Riotfest
  • Become an usher for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Performance is central to curriculum


Our School of Music puts on more than 300 performances each year.

Become a DePaul Music student