The best way to get a feel for the School of Music is to visit. We offer a variety of opportunities for prospective students and guests.
Admitted Student Visit Day - Saturday, April 22, 2017
We are pleased to host an on-campus visit day this spring for all admitted undergraduate students. The day will begin with a welcome and sign-in over coffee and doughnuts from 9:15 to 10:00am. This will be followed by a student recital and discussion panel, a presentation of our new facility, an explanation of on-campus housing options, and lunch at DePaul's Lincoln Park Student Center. The afternoon will include a forum with our faculty, opportunities for one-on-one meetings with our financial aid counselors, and a chance to engage with a few of our recent alumni. The evening will feature the DePaul Symphony Orchestra performing Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis and the Sibelius Violin Concerto with our Concerto Competition winner, sophomore Alina Kobialka, in our Concert Hall at 8:00pm. We look forward to welcoming you back to the School of Music and providing you with an opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a School of Music student.
School of Music Information Sessions and Tours
The School of Music offers information sessions specific to students interested in music as well as tours of the music facilities most weekdays at 1:30pm. Info sessions are led by Music Admissions staff, and tours are led by current music students. Register online.
Note that these tours include music facilities only. If you are interested in seeing the rest of the campus, you’ll need to schedule a separate campus tour (see below).
General University Information Sessions and Tours
General DePaul information sessions and tours of the Lincoln Park Campus are available Monday through Saturday. These are not specific to music students but can be helpful in learning more about the university as a whole. Register online.
Trial Lessons with Music Faculty
Students interested in having a trial lesson or meeting with a faculty member should contact that person directly. Details of trial lessons (including costs) are arranged directly with faculty. If you would like to schedule a lesson, we encourage you to arrange this part of your visit first so that you can plan around it. Faculty bios and contact information can be found here.
Observe a Class or Rehearsal
Depending on the time of year, some classes and rehearsals may be open for prospective students to observe. If you are interested in arranging a class or rehearsal observation, please send us an email with your request.
Attend a Concert
While you’re here, why not see our students in action? We have over 300 student performances each academic year. Almost all of these are free and open to the public. You can find the complete calendar here.