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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 DePaul CMD National Concerto Competition 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.

This event will be open to piano students of all levels and aims to acquaint our students with contemporary music written after 1960. Original student compositions are also welcome. Students will prepare a brief statement about their repertoire selection to be included in the program notes. Participants can also include visual media to compliment their performance.

We invite and encourage young musicians to audition for an opportunity to participate in the Concerto Competition. One Open Division for all piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and saxophone players 12th grade or younger. Click here for more information!
  • Registration opens soon for the DePaul CMD Concerto Competition for Young Performers. 
  • Registration closes on Sunday, December 3 at midnight.
  • Auditions will take place online via a video submission. 

We are pleased to welcome members of the KAIA String Quartet as our guests for Chamber Fest. Students from beginning through advanced levels will have the opportunity to record 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. Registration information will be available 4 weeks before the event.

All CMD graduating seniors are invited to perform and celebrate their accomplishments. Reception to follow compliments of the Community Music Division. 

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.