College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Music

 Fall 2016 Concerts

IPFW Bands in Concert

Professor of Trombone at Louisiana Tech University and member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Dr. Adam Johnson will join the bands in a performance of Joseph Turrin’s Illuminations.  Also on the program are works by Faure, King, and Ginastera’s famous Danza Final “Malambo” from Estancia.
Thursday, Oct. 6                    7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert

Come hear some of the iconic and lesser known songs of the big band era by Buddy Rich, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman and Artie Shaw, and contemporary composers including Mike Tomaro and Vince Mendoza. This Potpourri Concert will have something for everyone, illustrating the many faces of the jazz ensemble.
Friday, Oct. 7                          7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

Faculty Jazz Combo

This show features new originals and unique arrangements of jazz standards. There is never a dull moment with this group’s wide range of musical influences. Come along for a musical roller-coaster ride designed to keep you guessing. These shows are for both the jazz novice and aficionado. The Faculty Jazz Combo includes Jim Steele, piano; Brad Kuhns, bass; Dr. Kenneth Johnson, guitar; Eric Schweikert, drumset/percussion; and Dr. Farrell Vernon, saxophones.
Tuesday, Oct. 18                     7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Masterclass with Charles Reid, tenor

Operatic powerhouse Charles Reid has regularly performed with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the San Francisco Opera, Frankfort Opera and many others. He will coach student singers and offer ideas for improved vocal technique and musical interpretation. Students of all skill levels are invited to observe the masterclass free of charge.
Friday, Oct. 21                        4:00 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Sacred Choral Music Festival

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Join area church choirs, high school choirs, Voices of Unity, and the choral ensembles of IPFW for our first annual festival of sacred choral music. Participation is free for church choirs or individual vocalists wanting to be a part of the mass choir. For more information contact Dr. Vaughn Roste at
Sunday, Oct. 23                     4:00 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

IPFW Community Orchestra

This exciting concert will include four masterpieces for orchestra starting with the Danse macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns, followed by the second movement from Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 1 in E minor. Concerto for Viola and Orchestra by Hungarian composer Miklós Rózsa will feature our principal violist, Rachel Mossburg, and conclude the first half of the concert. The second half of the program contains one of the most fun and joyful symphonies of the classical period, Franz Josef Haydn’s “London” Symphony, No. 104.
Monday, Oct. 31                     7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

Discover Music

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Music Auditions


Wind Ensemble Auditions


IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition

Gene Marcus Piano Camp