US music school announces $10m in new scholarships

It’s the  DePauw School of Music in Indiana.

Press release:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 — For Immediate Release – DePauw School of Music announced today that $10 million in scholarship funds will be invested in undergraduate music students over the next five years. The scholarships build on the unprecedented success of DePauw’s entrepreneurship-focused 21st-Century Musician (21CM) Initiative curriculum, and their visionary 21CMposium™, a cutting-edge conference which features events with industry leaders like Yo-Yo Ma, the Kronos Quartet, Judd Greenstein of New Amsterdam records, author Sarah Robinson and more.

Hailed by music writer Greg Sandow as one of the “national leaders of classical music change,” DePauw has emerged in recent years as a true innovator in music education. The 21CM curriculum – the first required entrepreneurial curriculum in the country – focuses on cultivating a sense of creativity and flexibility in its students, in order to equip them with the skills, tools and experiences necessary to navigate the rapidly-changing career landscape that awaits them post-graduation. At its core, 21CM represents DePauw’s commitment to transforming how musicians think about their art, and how they work together with their fellow musicians and the communities around them.

Said recently-appointed Dean Ayden Adler of the scholarship initiative: “We are excited to be building a new way forward at the DePauw School of Music, encouraging our students to think differently and use their talents innovatively, while also transforming the industry at large through our 21CM curriculum. These scholarships will allow us to invest even more in the future, and help cultivate a new generation of musician-leaders.”

 

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  • I can’t find in the announcement any indication that these are in fact *new* scholarship dollars. Wondering if this is just a spin on typical financial aid: the 10M over 5 years = 2M per year, or approximately 44 full-tuition (no fees or room/board) scholarships per year, which is about normal for a music school of DePauw’s size. Anyone have information that is different?

    • Laura, these scholarships are indeed made up of new money, as part of DePauw’s aggressive $300M fundraising campaign that went public in October 2014. (To date, the School of Music has raised $23.5M toward our $25M goal.)

  • Laura, these scholarships are indeed made up of new money, as part of DePauw’s aggressive $300M fundraising campaign that went public in October 2014. (To date, the School of Music has raised $23.5M toward our $25M goal.)

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