College of Visual and Performing Arts

Assistant Professor / Director of Choral Studies

  • Phone: 260-481-6712
  • Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 150
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Dr. Roste comes to Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne with over a decade of post-secondary teaching experience at colleges and universities in Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Georgia. A contributing editor of the Music Appreciation textbook entitled "Music," published by Cengage Learning, he also continues to be a member of the editorial board for Anacrusis, the official publication of the Association of Canadian Choral Communities. Canadian by birth, he holds four degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Augustana University College, a Bachelor of Theological Studies from the Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute (both of which are in Camrose, Alberta), a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from Louisiana State University. His research interests continue to explore the intersections of music and theology; his doctoral dissertation compared choral settings of Jesus’ Seven Last Words by three French Romantic composers: Gounod, Franck, and Dubois. Part of his interest in French composers stemmed from the year he lived in Paris; further travels have taken him to every continent except Antarctica. The author of over two dozen articles, he also saw in 2003 the publication of his first monograph, entitled The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Canadians, by Oval Books in London, England, which recently went into its fifth printing (not including the translation into Estonian).

Vaughn Roste