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DePaul School of Music alumni are doing extraordinary things in the music community and beyond. With the shared experience of their training, our alumni make names for themselves as world-class artists, community-minded educators, and dedicated professionals.
Discover the personal stories and recent interviews of several Chicago-based alumni by clicking "Learn more".
Artistic Director of Hearing in Color, WFMT Host, and Bass-Baritone
"As a performer, I am tasked with interpreting art based on my personal experiences. I can use these experiences to build a pathway for others to experience incalculable empathy, thus, bridging dissimilar communities of people."
2022 Distinguished Alumni Awardee, Grammy-nominated Recording Engineer
"When I applied for the Sound Recording Technology course of study at DePaul, I possessed little knowledge of the recording industry. [My teachers] taught me the skills I needed not only to work, but to succeed."
Founding Director, Hyde Park Suzuki Institute
"Starting a music school, I knew I could create a community that focused on providing a rich, fun and supportive social experience for children that looked like me."
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2018 Alumni Showcase - Weiwen Ma, CER '16
2018 Alumni Showcase - Nick Mazzarella, MM '09/BM '06; Jeremy Cunningham, MM '16; Geof Bradfield, BM '92; Scott Hesse, MM '07; Joe Policastro, MM '10
2018 Alumni Showcase - Janai Brugger, BM '05
2018 Alumni Showcase - Fiona Chisholm, CER '18/MM '16; Brad Granville, MM '17; Anna Jacobson, MM '10; Parker Nelson, MM '16
2018 Alumni Showcase - Sarah Hansen, MM '14; Elisabeth Jeremica, BM '10; Lillian Pettitt, MM '13; Molly Rife, MM '13
2018 Alumni Showcase - Led by Mark Maxwell
2018 Alumni Showcase - Led by Julie DeRoche
2018 Alumni Showcase - Late Night Jazz Jam Session