The DePauw University School of Music has announced plans to invest $10 million in scholarship funds for undergraduate music students. The university says the scholarships, which will be awarded over the next five years, will build on the success of the school’s 21st Century Musician initiative.
The initiative uses an entrepreneurship-based curriculum that "focuses on cultivating a sense of creativity and flexibility" among music students, according to the university. DePauw says the curriculum is the first of its kind in the country.
"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," said Ayden Adler, dean of the DePauw School of Music. "These scholarships will allow us to invest even more in the future, and help cultivate a new generation of musician-leaders."
DePauw says the 21CM initiative also includes the 21CMposium, a conference featuring various musicians and other industry leaders.