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Summer Music at DePaul

DePaul University School of Music is thrilled to announce Summer Music at DePaul, consisting of several intensive programming opportunities for student musicians at various levels of their educational career.

Ensemble Dal Niente and DePaul Residency for New Music

July 28–August 3, 2019

The Dal Niente and DePaul Residency for New Music, featuring guest artist/composer Carola Bauckholt, is available to undergraduate-level composers and performers of new music and will partner with the internationally-recognized Ensemble Dal Niente and the DePaul School of Music for a week-long residency program. Throughout the week, young composers and performers will have opportunities to collaborate on new projects, work side-by-side with Dal Niente musicians, perform in small and large ensembles, receive individualized feedback from DePaul faculty composers (including Christopher Jones) and participate in masterclasses with an invited guest composer. Participants will receive daily instruction through lessons, rehearsals, workshops and lectures. Projects realized during the residency will be performed on evening concerts.

More information on the evening concerts can be found here.


Program Requirements: Composition applicants are required to submit a brief bio, comprehensive list of works, 2-3 scores of recent works, and portfolio recording of selected works. Performance applicants are required to submit a short essay, one letter of recommendation, list of works studies, list of ensembles, and portfolio recording of two solo works for their instrument written in the last 30 years.

2019 Registration Rate – College or Post-College Level (Non-Credit): $925 (excludes housing)

Confirmed Faculty & Guest Artist bios:


All Summer Music at DePaul programming is held in the brand-new Holtschneider Performance Center, a 185,000-square-foot state-of-the-art music facility with multiple performance and educational facilities.

Located in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, the DePaul University School of Music is dedicated to excellence in music teaching and performance with a distinguished faculty including members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Students work in a collaborative, performance-focused environment and can enjoy Chicago’s phenomenal, one-of-a-kind summer music scene.


Applications for Summer Music at DePaul are closed.  For further information on Summer Music at DePaul, please email Ben Polancich.

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