College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Music

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

Gregory Jones, D.M.A 
Department Chair
Phone:
260-481-6726
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 145
Fax: 260-481-5422

Music Department: Rhinehart Music Center
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 144
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

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Choirs

Vaughn Roste, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor / Director of Choral Studies
Phone:
260-481-6712
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 150
E-mail: rostev@ipfw.edu

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.

Associate 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

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