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Featured Profiles

Students are drawn to DePaul by our expert faculty, rigorous training, the opportunity to live and learn in Chicago, and the respect their degree holds in the professional world. Were proud not only of our reputation, but that our students become our best advocates.


Lily Floeter

Lily Floeter playing the flute

Undergraduate, Flute Performance
"I love that the School of Music is its own community... it doesn't hurt to have a bunch of friends who are musicians in case a playing opportunity arises."


Mark Hamada

Mark Hamada playing the piano

Undergraduate, Music Education
"All of the courses in the program are very practical for my career, especially those that require me to stand in front of a class and teach a lesson."


Dmitri Pogorelov

Dmitri Pogorelov playing the violin

Graduate Student, Violin Performance
"A career in music is not just about playing the notes well; it's also about who you are as a person, about your discipline and attitude, about how well rounded of a person you are."



Kate Marciniak

DePaul Sound Recording Technology Alumna (2005)
"Whether I'm designing the sounds for robot transformations, kung-fu fight scenes, car chases or rocket ship launch sequences, each day is a new and engaging experience... I constantly find myself putting to use the information that I learned at DePaul."


Nic Meyer

Alumni, Director of Jazz Ensembles, New Trier High School
"I grew into a confident adult at DePaul, thanks to several faculty members who put their faith in me. My peers were equally influential in my music education, which is a point I try to instill in my high school students."


Mike Roylance

Alumni, Principal Tuba Boston Symphony Orchestra
"My purpose in pursuing a master's degree was to refine my musical skills to a world-class level. DePaul offers a world-class faculty surrounded by the atmosphere of a world-class city."


Katarina Visnevska

Alumni, Coordinator Chapters & Guild Board Special Events, Lyric Opera of Chicago
"Performing Arts Management covered key topics of the arts business operations model, including development/ fundraising, marketing, finance and others. I highly recommend the program to those who are ready to step behind-the-scenes in the arts."