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

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

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Associate Faculty

Music in General Studies / Music History and Literature

  • Phone: 260-481-6041
  • Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 147
  • E-mail:

An educator by day, a runner by night, and a musician for life, Laura Dallman received a Bachelor of Music in piano from Ball State University in 2007 and a Master of Arts in musicology from Indiana University in 2009.  She is currently a doctoral candidate in musicology at Indiana University-Bloomington.  Her dissertation, in progress, concerns the intersection of symphonic music, aural accessibility, and modern composers.  

Ms. Dallman specializes in twentieth-century music but is also interested in musical puzzles of the Renaissance and issues of reception.  In 2012 she presented a paper entitled “Redefining Orchestral Performance Space: Younger Audiences and Ritual in the Concert Hall” at the City University of New York Graduate Students in Music Conference.  She also traveled to Ostiglia, Italy in 2012 as part of an exchange program between Indiana University’s musicology department and the city of Ostiglia.  Here she and her colleagues helped inaugurate a new cataloguing process for the music holdings of the Biblioteca Musicale Greggiati.  

From 2011-2012 Ms. Dallman served as co-president of Indiana University’s Graduate Musicology Association.  She is currently a member of the American Musicological Society.

Laura Dallman