College of Visual and Performing Arts

Fall 2017 Upcoming Concerts

String Studio Showcase

Performances of guitar, violin, viola, cello, and bass students.
Wednesday, Nov. 8   7:30 p.m.      
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Piano Studio Showcase

A program of varied solo piano music featuring pianists from the studios of Dr. Joyanne Outland and Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo.
Thursday, Nov. 9      7:30 p.m.      
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Three Rivers Choral Festival Final Concert: Peace

The University Singers will perform Missa Pacem as well as several other pieces composed by our visiting guest conductor, Dr. Marc Hafso, concluding with a mass number featuring the choirs of several area high schools. Heartland Sings and the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir will be featured.
Saturday, Nov. 11     7:00 p.m.      
Auer Performance Hall


Clarinet Studio and Ensemble Concert

Featuring students from the clarinet studio of Cindy Greider, continuing lecturer in clarinet and Philharmonic mentor.
Sunday, Nov. 12        2:30 p.m.      
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Tuba and Euphonium Studio Showcase

Featuring students from the tuba and euphonium studio of Chance Trottman-Huiet.
Sunday, Nov. 12        5:00 p.m.      
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Woodwind Faculty Artists’ Recital and Studio Showcase

IPFW woodwind faculty members are featured in solo and chamber performances.
Farrell Vernon, director
Monday, Nov 13        7:30 p.m.      
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Guitar Ensemble Concert

Students of Laura Lydy offer beautiful works for a varied number of guitarists.
Wednesday, Nov. 15              7:30 p.m.   
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Ancient Greek Musical Demonstration

Visiting Greek Artist Nikos Xanthoulis demonstrates Ancient Greek music and singing with an authentic lyre and discussion of music and its relationship to society in 400 B.C.
Thursday, Nov. 16    3:00 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Free admission


Saxophone Quartet and Choir Concert

The wide ranging colors of the saxophone family are featured in a series of arrangements and original works
featuring the students of Farrell Vernon.
Thursday, Nov.16     7:30 p.m.   
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Masterclass with Philharmonic Guest Artist Alessio Bax, piano                          

Alessio Bax brings stage experience from over 70 solo appearances with major orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Trained at the Bari Conservatory in Bari, Italy, he brings his experience to IPFW students and interested pianists.
Friday, Nov. 17          4:00 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Opera Ensemble Performance

The IPFW Opera Ensemble will perform Johann Strauss’s operetta Die Fledermaus in English.
Friday, Nov. 17          7:30 p.m.      
Sunday, Nov. 19        2:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Flute Studio Showcase

Students of Vivianne Belanger play solo works for flute along with the IPFW Flute Ensemble.
Sunday, Nov. 19        7:30 p.m.      
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Percussion Ensemble Concert

Students of Continuing lecturer and Philharmonic Mentor Eric Schweikert come together to provide a showcase of percussion instruments playing together in works that especially feature keyboard instruments.
Monday, Nov 20        7:30 p.m.      
Auer Performance Hall


Trombone Ensemble Concert

The IPFW Trombone Ensemble has gained the reputation of being an eclectic and very entertaining group. Whether playing recitals, in-school presentations or public events, the Trombone Ensemble brings a fun and varied program. From Bach to Gabrieli to Weezer to Earth, Wind, and Fire, we've got you covered!
David Cooke, conductor
Tuesday, Nov. 21       7:30 p.m.      
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Guest Artist Tom Curry, tuba

Tom Curry, professor of tuba and euphonium from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shares
his abundant talents during a masterclass and recital at IPFW.
  Monday, Nov. 27     4:00 p.m.        

Free admission to the masterclass
  Guest Artist Recital
  Monday, Nov. 27     7:30 p.m.      
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Guitar Studio Showcase    

Students of Laura Lydy present solo guitar works in the ambient Rhinehart Recital Hall.
Wednesday, Nov. 29  7:30 p.m.      
Rhinehart Recital Hall


IPFW Bands

Joining the bands this evening will be Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo, director of keyboard studies, performing the Lendvay Concertino for Piano, Winds, and Harp. Also on the program are works by composers Aaron Perrine and Paul Dooley and ending with Frank Ticheli’s remarkable Blue Shades!
Dan Tembras, conductor
Thursday, Nov. 30    7:30 p.m.      
Auer Performance Hall


IPFW Jazz Ensemble Holiday Swing Concert

Feel the spirit and energy of the holiday season during this concert by IPFW’s premiere jazz group.
Farrell Vernon, director
Friday, Dec. 1            7:30 p.m.      
Auer Performance Hall


Home for the Holidays Concert

The evening showcases a grand union of the IPFW orchestra, choruses and other ensembles in a concert that has become an annual holiday family tradition.
David Cooke and Vaughn Roste, conductors
Monday, Dec. 4         7:30 p.m.      
Auer Performance Hall


IPFW Honor Jazz Ensemble Weekend

Farrell Vernon, director
Dec. 7 - 9
  Final Concert
  Saturday, Dec. 9        5:00 p.m.    
Rhinehart Recital Hall
  Free Admission


IPFW Department of Music Auditions

For acceptance into the music program and scholarship consideration. Earlier auditions increase opportunities for scholarship awards.
Saturday, Dec. 9                              
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Contact the music secretary at or call 260-481-6714 to set up an audition.

All concerts are in the Rhinehart Music Center unless otherwise noted.

  • Regular Box Office Hours: Monday–Friday 12:30–6:30 p.m.
  • Rhinehart Box Office opens one hour prior to the start of events in the Rhinehart Music Center.
  • Summer Box Office Hours: Monday–Friday 11-4 p.m.
  • Phone: 260-481-6555Music box office
  • TTD: 260-481-4105
  • Purchase Tickets online:
    • Free admission for IPFW students with ID
    • Free admission for students 18 years of age and younger
    • $7.00 Adults
    • $6.00 Seniors (60 and older)
    • $4.00 All other students

we invite you to…

Underwrite a Concert or Recital!

The IPFW Department of Music is pleased to present a broad array of concerts and recitals featuring superb faculty artists, exceptional guest artists, as well as our outstanding resident vocal and instrumental ensembles.  We are always delighted to have you with us for our performances!

Private contributions play an important role in our mission to provide inspiring and entertaining musical events for the campus community, Fort Wayne, Northeast Indiana and for audiences outside our region.  

If you would like to contribute to this effort, we invite you to consider underwriting a Department of Music concert or recital.

Your tax deductible gift of $250.00 or more allows you to choose the performance you wish to support. Underwriters will be acknowledged in the printed concert program and will receive 10 (ten) free tickets to the sponsored concert.

If you would like to underwrite a Department of Music performance, please contact the Chair of the Department of Music, at 260-481-6726.

 We hope you enjoy this year’s performances and look forward to having you with us often!