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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.

String Chamber Fest 2023

We are pleased to welcome members of the KAIA String Quartet as our guests for String 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.

Event Details:
Sunday, October 15, 2023 | 5:00pm and 6:30pm | Brennan Recital Hall

Piano New Music Fest

Piano New Music Fest is a discovery and exploration of music from the 20th and 21st centuries and aims to acquaint our students with music written after 1960. Original compositions are also welcome. Students will perform and also prepare a brief statement about their repertoire selection to be included in the program notes. 

Event Details:
Sunday, October 22, 2023 | 3:30pm, 4:15pm, 5:30pm | Brennan Recital Hall

fall flute festivities

DePaul Community Music Division is hosting Fall Flute Festivities, which include Flute Toot Classes and a Flute Workshop. We invite you to participate if you or your child has an interest in exploring and discovering more about this musical instrument! Click here to learn more.

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 8 at midnight.
  • Auditions will take place online via a video submission. 

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 250 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.

Click here to view the virtual program book for 2024.