The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
John Mackey holds degrees from the Juilliard School and the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with John Corigliano and Donald Erb, respectively. John has received commissions from the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Parsons Dance Company, the New York Youth Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, the Dallas Theater Center, New York City Ballet, the Dallas Wind Symphony, the American Bandmasters Association, and many military bands. His trombone concerto, Harvest, composed for New York Philharmonic principal trombonist Joseph Alessi, has received dozens of performances worldwide and been commercially recorded three times. John was inducted into the American Bandmasters Association in 2013. He currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
This collaborative performance will feature joint performances by our award-winning faculty and students as well as solo performances. Works featured will run a gamut of styles and include Strange Humors and Damn from guest composer-in-residence, John Mackey.
Wednesday, Oct. 7 7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
The first IPFW Bands concert of the season highlights the residency of award-winning composer John Mackey and will feature his works The Frozen Cathedral and Sheltering Sky, as well as works by Debussy, Barber, and Bernstein. The Penn High School Symphonic Winds from Mishawaka, Ind., also will perform.
Thursday, Oct. 8 7:30 p.m.
Daniel Tembras, Conductor
Auer Performance Hall
IPFW Students Are Free With ID and Students 18 Years of Age and Younger are Free. All others are $7 and under
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Located in the Gates Athletic Center Room 126
Jazz great Kevin Eubanks was in Fort Wayne and IPFW on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, as the keynote speaker for the Great KIDS 26th Annual Conference on Youth. Eubanks, most recognized as the former bandleader for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” is one of the top guitarists on the scene today and a committed advocate to music education in our public schools. After the conference, Eubanks spent the day at IPFW leading a master class for middle and high school jazz musicians and rehearsed with Director of Jazz Studies Dr. Farrell Vernon and the IPFW Jazz Ensemble for an exciting concert that evening. This is just one of many extraordinary experiences the IPFW Department of Music is able to offer their students.