Music School Applications Soar

9 Mar

Soaring symphonies. Hot jazz. Career opportunities? So says Sunday’s Chicago Tribune, citing higher demand for music degrees nationwide, including at DePaul’s School of Music

Even in a down economy, applications to the School of Music are holding steady, after having risen 50 percent from 2000 to 2008. 

From the Tribune:

“If there were any economic career doubts on the minds of students practicing recently at DePaul’s School of Music, you couldn’t hear them in the music of Mozart and Gershwin, Brahms and Basie emanating from rehearsal rooms.

“‘Let’s hit it harder,’ jazz-band director Bob Lark encouraged his ensemble, which sounded so plush and polished you would swear it was professional.”

Courtesty of the School of Music

Credit: Doug McGoldrick

Listen to DePaul students’ “plush and polished” sound for yourself. Selections include performances by the DePaul Wind Ensemble, DePaul Symphony Orchestra,  DePaul Opera Theatre, University Singers and DePaul Jazz Ensemble. 

If you like what you hear, join us at our many upcoming School of Music performances, including Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera “Hansel and Gretel.”

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