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Concerts & Events

The Community Music Division offers a variety of programs, events and competitions for students of all ages and skill levels. The majority of our programs culminate in recitals and performances, at which students showcase their work for their families and friends. Annual highlights include the Concerto Festival for Young Performers and Performathon​.

Most of our concerts and recitals are free and open to the public. See our Concerts & Events Calendar for a full list of our events throughout the year.

Open Division Concerto Festival

We invite and encourage young musicians to audition for an opportunity to participate in the Concerto Festival. Open to all piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon players 12th grade and younger. More information!
  • Application Deadline: 
    • Saturday, December 3
  • Auditions:
    • Piano and Winds, Saturday, January 7 
    • Violin, Viola, and Cello, Sunday, January 8
  • Performance:
    • Sunday, February 12

Violin Play-In

Performance: Sunday, January 22, 1:30pm
Place: DePaul Concert Hall

Piano Chamber Fest

Performance: Sunday, January 29, 3:00pm
Place: DePaul Recital Hall

Rehearsals: Sunday, January 22, 4:30-7:30pm and Friday, January 27, 5:30-8:00pm

We are pleased to welcome members of the Kaia String Quartet as our guests for Piano Chamber Fest. Students from beginning through advanced levels will have the opportunity to perform solo repertoire with string players in trio and quartet arrangements. Repertoire should be selected by the teacher and music scores will be provided upon receipt of the registration form. Please contact the CMD office for more information.

Click here to download registration form

Graduating Seniors Recital

​​Monday, April 3

Performathon

In May of every year, more than 300 students participate in the annual all-school fundraiser – a 10-hour marathon recital of continuous solo and ensemble performances for the CMD Financial Aid Fund. Students enlist sponsors to contribute pledges for their performances.​

Saturday, May 6

String Chamber Fest

Performance: Sunday, October 16, 5:00pm
Open to CMD string students of all ability levels, participants will have an opportunity to rehearse and perform a piece from the approved repertoire list with the Kaia String Quartet.
Rehearsal: Sunday, October 9, 2:00-6:00pm.

Piano New Music Fest

Performance: Sunday, October 30, 4:30pm
This event aims to acquaint our students with contemporary music written after 1960. Students will perform in the DePaul Recital Hall and prepare a brief statement about their repertoire selection to be included in the program notes.


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