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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.

DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers

We invite and encourage young musicians to audition for an opportunity to participate in the Concerto Festival. Senior Division to all piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon players 12th grade and younger. Junior Division open to all piano, violin, and viola players 8th grade and younger. More Information!

Senior Division
  • Auditions:
    • Piano and Winds - Saturday, January 6
    • Violin, Viola, and Cello - Sunday, January 7
  • Performance:
    • Sunday, February 11
  • Register before:
    • Saturday, December 2

Junior Division

  • Auditions:
    • Sunday, March 4
  • Performance:
    • Sunday, March 25
  • Register before:
    • Saturday, February 3
Click here for more information!

Graduating Seniors Recital

​​Monday, April 9, 7:30pm
DePaul 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 CMD Financial Aid Fund. Students enlist sponsors to contribute pledges for their performances.

Saturday, May 5

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Dalcroze Workshop

The 4th Annual Dalcroze Workshop will take place August 6 - 10, 2018 at the DePaul School of Music, 804 West Belden Ave, Chicago, IL.

See the School of Music website for more information and to enroll.

String Chamber Fest

Performance: Saturday, October 21, 3:00-5:30pm
Rehearsals: Tuesday, October 17, 5:30-7:30pm, Wednesday, October 18 & Friday, October 20, 5:00-8:00pm
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 extended to Wednesday, October 11

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Piano New Music Fest

Performance: Sunday, October 29, 4:00-6:30pm
This event aims to acquaint our students with contemporary music written after 1960. Students will perform in the DePaul Recital Hall and prepare a brief statement about their repertoire selection to be included in the program notes.

Violin Play-In

Performance: Sunday, January 21, 1:30-2:30pm
Place: DePaul Concert Hall
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Piano Chamber Fest

Performance: Sunday, January 28, 4:00-6:30pm in the DePaul Recital Hall
Rehearsals: Tuesday, January 23, 6:00-9:00pm and Friday, January 26, 5:00-8:00pm

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.

Registration is now closed.