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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.

String Chamber Fest

Performance: Sunday, October 20

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.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 10

Piano New Music Fest

Performance: Saturday, October 26
This event aims to acquaint our students with contemporary music written after 1960. Students will perform in the Allen Recital Hall​ and prepare a brief statement about their repertoire selection to be included in the program notes.

DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers

We invite and encourage young musicians to audition for an opportunity to participate in the Concerto Festival. One Open Division for all piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon players 12th grade or younger. More Information!
  • Auditions:
    • Saturday, January 11
    • Sunday, January 12
  • Performance:
    • Sunday, February 16
  • Register before:
    • Tuesday, December 3

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Piano Chamber Fest

Performance: Sunday, February 9 in Brennan Family Recital Hall

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.

Graduating Seniors Recital

​​Monday, April 6, 7:30pm
Brennan Family Recital Hall

Reception to follow.


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 Fund for the Community Music Division which supports financial aid, educational enrichment opportunities, and community partnerships. Students enlist sponsors to contribute pledges for their performances.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

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