Music & Voice

The Music Department affords each student the opportunity of realizing the importance of music as an art form in our present world, and the rich heritage it has fostered on a social and cultural level. The music programs offered present both performance skills as well as listening skills with the hope that each student will develop self confidence, self-direction and the skill and knowledge involved in creative action to use throughout life whether for leisure activity or for a career.

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Music is a universal language, and each of us is musical in some way. DePaul College Prep offers music courses to students of all musical abilities and interests. Each student has the opportunity to develop an understanding for and appreciation of the musical arts in the classroom.

Pep Band

Pep Band helps the DePaul College Prep community cheer on the Rams at sporting events, pep rallies, and other school events. Pep Band plays music from a diverse set of genres including rock, pop, hip hop, and jazz. Instruments in Pep Band include brass, woodwinds, piano, guitar, bass, and percussion.


Students in choir learn to develop their unique voice and use it to express themselves. Students perform several concerts throughout the school year as well as at school liturgies and other events at DePaul College Prep and in the local community.

Music Production

In Music Production, students learn to compose and produce music using traditional instruments and digital software. No musical experience is necessary to take this course. Students develop their compositional voice throughout the semester, culminating in a project in which students produce a full album of original works.

Being part of a musical ensemble is important to me because it makes me happy. Music is such an important thing to me because it calms me down every time I need a breather. Being able to sing helps me relieve all the stress I have by singing out. I am able to express myself when I sing. Not a lot of people have that opportunity, so me being able to do that means the world.

josephine ayala-lopez '21