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Alumni Spotlights

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".  

LaRob Payton

LaRob K. Rafael - BM '15

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."

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Mary Mazurek

Mary Mazurek - BS '92

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."

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Lucinda Ali-Landing

Lucinda Ali-Landing - MM '96

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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Visit our Distinguished Alumni page​ for even more notable alumni profiles.

​​School of Music News​​

The School of Music Alumni office connects you with your alma mater, faculty and friends!

  • The School of Music Career Services office launched the SOM Career Closet in 2021, a free clothing resource for music students at​ the Holtschneider Performance Center. To learn how you can donate to this new initiative, visit the SOM Career Closet webpage​.

  • The Music Alumni Practice Rooms have reopened to our alumni community. To review our new practice room reservation procedure, click here​.

  • Looking to add some Blue Demons to your Spotify playlist? Check out the Music Alumni Spotify Playlists on the Blue Demon Online blog​