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DePaul University Dean Don Casey papers

Identifier: DPUA0087

Scope and Contents

This collection includes reports, correspondence, meeting agendas, and planning material related to Casey's term as Dean of the School of Music and his position on the Steering Committee of the Vision 2018 Strategic Plan.


  • 1984-2011
  • Majority of material found within 2010-2011


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Don Casey served as Dean of the School of Music from 1995-2014, after serving as an associate professor of music at Northwestern University. As Dean of the School of Music at DePaul, he expanded services as part of the Community Music Division and initiated the annual Christmas at DePaul community holiday concert. Under Casey's administration, the School of Music's endowed scholarships tripled. Casey led a revision of the school's undergraduate and graduate curricula and extended the Community Music Division to provide instruction and instruments to 150 children in Lawndale. Beyond the School of Music, Don served as one of three members of the Strategic Plan Steering Committee to help develop DePaul's Vision 2018 Strategic Plan. Casey has made more than 100 appearances as a music festival guest conductor or adjudicator in 20 states and four Canadian provinces. He served on the Board of the Grant Park Music Festival beginning in 2001. He also led the design efforts for Harmonic Vision, Inc., a music education software company that has reached more than a million children.


0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Materials are arranged by topic and chronologically within.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2015.023

Related Materials

DePaul School of Music

Processing Information

LCG 2016


Guide to DePaul University Dean Don Casey papers
LCG 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 314
Chicago Illinois 60614