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College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Music

The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Stevens Amidon, Ph.D.
Interim Department Chair
Associate Professor of English

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

Phone: 260-481-6726
Fax: 260-481-5422
Email: music@ipfw.edu

Office: Rhinehart Music Center
Room: 144
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

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Choirs

Associate Faculty / Director of University Singers / Director or Chamber Singers / Director of Choral Union
Phone: 260-481-6811
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 223
E-mail:

Guitar Ensemble

Laura Lydy, M.M.

Continuing Lecturer / Director of Strings / Guitar / Guitar Ensemble
Phone:
260-481-0479
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 211
E-mail: fergusol@ipfw.edu

Jazz Ensemble

James Farrell Vernon, D.A.

Associate Professor / Jazz Studies / Saxophone / Jazz Ensemble
Phone:
260-481-6720
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 210
E-mail: vernonj@ipfw.edu

Percussion Ensemble

Eric Schweikert, B.M.

Continuing Lecturer / Fort Wayne Philharmonic Mentor / Percussion Ensemble
Phone
: 260-481-5436
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 119
E-mail: schweike@ipfw.edu

Opera Ensemble

Sam Savage, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor / Coordinator of Studio Voice / Opera Ensemble
Phone:
260-481-6721
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 225
E-mail: savages@ipfw.edu

Orchestra

David Cooke, M.M.

Continuing Lecturer / Fort Wayne Philharmonic Mentor / Trombone /
IPFW Community Orchestra
Phone:
260-481-0138
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 212
E-mail: cooked@ipfw.edu

Wind Ensembles

Daniel Tembras, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor / Director of Instrumental Studies
Phone:
260-481-6727
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 231
E-mail: tembrasd@ipfw.edu

      Resources

      VPA Offices

      University Police

      • Non-emergency:
        260-481-6827
      • Emergency Only:
        260-481-6911
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