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School of Music Career Closet

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Find Free Performance Wear at​ the SOM Career Closet!

HPC Box Office Lounge


Whether you're preparing for an upcoming recital or audition, or you've simply outgrown last year's concert attire, the DePaul School of Music Career Closet has you covered, literally.

The DePaul School of Music Career Closet offers a variety of new and gently-worn performance attire for music students to browse and keep, free of charge. The purpose of this new initiative is to offset the financial burden our students experience as young professionals when navigating auditions, interviews, internships, recitals and other performances.

To access the SOM Career Closet, students must present their student ID to an HPC Box Office assistant during Box Office hours. To allow as many students to benefit from this resource as possible, individuals are limited to three items from the Career Closet each academic​ quarter.

Are you interested in donating items to the SOM Career Closet? Read our FAQs below for details.


​Frequently Asked Questions:​​​

Yes! We are currently accepting new or gently-used items. All clothing items must be cleaned before donating (washed or dry-cleaned).

We are currently accepting gowns, tuxes, cocktail dresses, and suits (jackets/blazers, pants and skirts), with a particular need for men's suiting. We are not accepting accessories or shoes at this time.

All donations may be dropped off at the first-floor Box Office inside the Holtschneider Performance Center, located on the Lincoln Park Campus at 2330 N Halsted St, Chicago IL, 60614.

Items may be dropped off before September 8th between the hours of 9:00am - 7:00pm, Monday through Sunday (closed on Labor Day, September 6th). 

As of September 8th, drop off hours will occur between 10:00am - 3:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

Students interested in browsing our SOM Career Closet collection can visit Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-3pm. Students must have their student ID in order to access the space.

Please contact Coordinator of Career Services & Alumni Engagement, Mary Arendt, or the Holtschneider Performance Center Box Office.

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