DePaul School of Music has produced more than 3,000 graduates who have gone on to successful careers in a number of different musical positions. Last year, DePaul School of Music instrumental alumni performed as members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, among others. Our opera alumni have performed on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Our graduates teach at Berklee College of Music, Boston University and in elementary, middle and high schools across the country. Our regording graduates are engineers at NBC, Fisher Price and Harpo Studios.
DePaul School of Music offers music students the unique opportunity to learn from a faculty of working, professional musicians in a collaborative, performance-focused environment. DePaul is located in Chicago, one of the world's great cultural cities.
Approximately 400 music majors work toward bachelor of music degrees in performance, jazz studies, music education, composition, sound recording technology, and performing arts management. The School of Music faculty consists of 120 professional musicians dedicated to sharing their knowledge and expertise. They are not only experienced and admired educators, but are some of the world’s finest and most respected performers, conductors, composers, and recording artists. The faculty includes members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, and are among Chicago’s most prominent freelance, chamber and jazz musicians.
Being in Chicago, within a seven mile radius of the School of Music are located over 200 professional music and theater companies. Frequent projects take our students into the city's professional recording studios and concert halls, while many other students freelance in a wide range of professional settings.