College of Visual and Performing Arts

Spring 2016 Concerts and Recitals

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An Evening with Composer William Bolcom and Joan Morris

This final concert will be a blockbuster as Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning composer William Bolcom along with his wife Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano will be in residence at IPFW. They will be working with music students and faculty throughout the week, culminating in a department-wide concert featuring Bolcom’s works. Numerous students ensembles, faculty and special guest, Joseph Lulloff, professor of saxophone from Michigan State University will join the bands to perform Bolcom’s Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Wind Ensemble.

Friday, April. 29          7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

Junior Recital - Alana Miller, mezzo-soprano

Saturday, April 30     5:00  p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Admission is free for everyone

Senior Recital - Jonathan Casey, baritone

Saturday, April 30   7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Admission is free for everyone

Concentration Recital - Kailey Wieringa, piano

Sunday, May 1      2:30  p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Admission is free for everyone

Concentration Recital - Denise Downs, piano

Sunday, May 1      5:00  p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Admission is free for everyone

IPFW/Shruti Indian Performance Series presents…

Violin Meets Sarod with Ganesh Rajagopalan and Tejendra Majumdar

Saturday, May 7       7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

IPFW Department of Music and Fort Wayne Jazz Cabaret present...
Jazz Vocalist Yvonne Allu and Craig Hicks, piano

Cabaret Performances
Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7    8 p.m.
The La Salle Inn Fort Wayne
517 W. Washington Blvd.
Tickets $10 at the door

Jazz Vocal Masterclass
Saturday, May 7        3 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Free admission for everyone
To participate contact Greg Jones or 260-481-6726.

Vocalist and songwriter Yvonne Allu began to gain recognition in the Jazz community with performances in St. Louis and Indianapolis. Soulful and soul satisfying, her musical style is a diverse repertoire of jazz, soul, pop, funk and rock. Her vocal verve is one that celebrates love and life while displaying a range of vocal flair that brings to mind the great jazz songstresses of the past. Her love of music is evident in her electrifying performances where she displays her skilled mastery of many different musical genres especially jazz, R&B and pop.

Trumpet Masterclass with Thomas Hooten

Tom Hooten, the principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, will be conducting a masterclass with selected IPFW music majors on Friday, May 13 at 4:00 p.m. in Rhinehart Music Center. The next evening, Saturday, May 14, he will perform Alexander Arutunian’s Trumpet Concerto in A-flat major, with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for an evening of Russian classics.    

Hooten can be heard on numerous Los Angeles Philharmonic recordings, including Mahler’s Ninth Symphony and Lutoslawski’s Symphony No. 1. He has also recorded Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy and Gandolfi’s Garden of Cosmic Speculation with the Atlanta Symphony. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hooten served as Principal Trumpet in the Atlanta Symphony from 2006-2012 and released Trumpet Call, his first solo album, in 2011. Hooten began his career in 2000 with a trumpet/cornet position in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C., where he was often a featured soloist. While with the Marine Band, Hooten won the 2nd trumpet audition with the Richmond (VA) Symphony, where he continued to perform through 2004. A native of Tampa, Florida, he earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Florida and his Master of Music degree from Rice University.

This intimate learning opportunity is open to trumpet players of all ages as well as anyone else interested in observing absolutely free of charge. For more information contact IPFW Department of Music Chair Dr. Greg Jones at 260-481-6726 or by email at

Friday, May 13                                  4:00 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Admission is free for everyone.
For information call the IPFW Department of Music at 260-481-6714.


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All concerts are in the Rhinehart Music Center unless otherwise noted.

  • Regular Box Office Hours: Monday–Friday 12:30–6:30 p.m.
  • Rhinehart Box Office opens one hour prior to the start of events in the Rhinehart Music Center.
  • Summer Box Office Hours: Monday–Friday 11-4 p.m.
  • Phone: 260-481-6555Music box office
  • TTD: 260-481-4105
  • Purchase Tickets online:
    • Free admission for IPFW students with ID
    • Free admission for students 18 years of age and younger
    • $7.00 Adults
    • $6.00 Seniors (60 and older)
    • $4.00 All other students

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Underwrite a Concert or Recital!

The IPFW Department of Music is pleased to present a broad array of concerts and recitals featuring superb faculty artists, exceptional guest artists, as well as our outstanding resident vocal and instrumental ensembles.  We are always delighted to have you with us for our performances!

Private contributions play an important role in our mission to provide inspiring and entertaining musical events for the campus community, Fort Wayne, Northeast Indiana and for audiences outside our region.  

If you would like to contribute to this effort, we invite you to consider underwriting a Department of Music concert or recital.

Your tax deductible gift of $250.00 or more allows you to choose the performance you wish to support. Underwriters will be acknowledged in the printed concert program and will receive two (2) Complimentary Tickets for each concert or recital for the remainder of the performance season.

If you would like to underwrite a Department of Music performance, please contact the Chair of the Department of Music, at 260-481-6726.

 We hope you enjoy this year’s performances and look forward to having you with us often!