Celebrate 50 Years
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Music

Barbara Resch, D.M.E.
Department Chair and Professor

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

Phone: 260-481-6714
Fax: 260-481-5422
Email: music@ipfw.edu

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

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Fall 2014

Opera Ensemble presents Scenes from The Marriage of Figaro
The IPFW Opera Ensemble will perform scenes from Mozart’s comic opera The Marriage of Figaro. In an updated Downton Abbey-style setting, Figaro (the famous barber of Seville) is employed by Count Almaviva and engaged to Susanna, the Count’s intended conquest. Intrigue, revenge, adolescent love, and comedic chaos combine to guarantee an evening of operatic enjoyment.
Friday, November 21        7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, November 22   7:30 p.m.
    Rhinehart Recital Hall

Brass Quintet Recital
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Mentor Alan Severs presents his student brass quintet comprised of two trumpets, tuba, trombone, and horn.
    Sunday, November 23     5:00 p.m.
    Rhinehart Recital Hall

Clarinet Studio and Ensemble Recital
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Mentor Cynthia Greider presents student performances from her clarinet studio, including a performance by the 12-member clarinet ensemble. Music of Bernstein, Mozart, Tartini, Vaughan Williams, Weber and others will be performed.
    Sunday, November 23     7:30 p.m.
    Rhinehart Recital Hall

Percussion Ensemble Recital
This concert will feature three IPFW premiere pieces including Tin Play by Per Andreasson, selected piano works of Serge Prokofiev arranged for mallet ensemble by Thomas Aanonlie, and Rancho Jubilee for Cajon Trio by Andrew Beall. More of the pieces rounding out the concert are the easy rhythmic feel and great harmonies of Marimba Quartet by Daniel Levitan, and Log Cabin Blues by George Hamilton Green, a classic ragtime era xylophone solo with a marimba quartet accompaniment.
    Monday, November 24     7:30 p.m.

    Auer Performance Hall

Student Recital - Kendra McFarland, flute
      Monday, November 24  7:30 p.m.

     Rhinehart Recital Hall
     Free admission

Saxophone Quartet & Saxophone Choir  Recital
The concert will feature the saxophone quartet and saxophone choir.
     Tuesday, November 25     7:30 p.m.
     Farrell Vernon, director
     Rhinehart Recital Hall

Trumpet and Horn Studio Showcase
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Mentors Alan Severs and Michael Lewellen present performances featuring students from their respective studios.
    Monday, December 1      7:30 p.m.

    Rhinehart Recital Hall

Guitar Studio Showcase
Guitar students from the studios of Laura Lydy and Robert Ferguson will perform solo works from a vast classical guitar repertoire.
    Wednesday, December 3     7:30 p.m.

    Rhinehart Recital Hall

Wind Ensembles Concert
The concert will celebrate IPFW Symphonic Wind Ensemble’s 1977 tour of Mexico with a performance of H. Owen Reed’s most famous work for band, La Fiesta Mexicana, along with a multi-sensory rendition of Carlos Chávez’s Xochipilli (An Imagined Aztec Music). Other works include those by Gustav Holst, John Mackey, and Joseph Schwantner’s haunting masterpiece From A Dark Millennium.
    Thursday, December 4     7:30 p.m.

    Daniel Tembras, conductor
    Auer Performance Hall

Student Recital - Michael Wadkins, guitar
Thursday, December 4     7:30 p.m.
     Rhinehart Recital Hall
     Free admission

Holiday Jazz Swing Concert
Come swing into the holidays with music from the big band era. IPFW jazz alumni Matt Cashdollar, saxophone, and Brandon Ford, drums, have been invited to participate in honor of IPFW’s 50th Celebration during this concert featuring holiday jazz compositions and arrangements, both old and new.
    Friday, December 5         7:30 p.m.

    Farrell Vernon, conductor
    Auer Performance Hall

Student Recital - Okara Imani, voice
      Friday, December 5     5:00 p.m.

     Rhinehart Recital Hall
     Free admission

Student Recital - Megan Derbyshire, voice
     Saturday, December 6     7:30 p.m.

     Rhinehart Recital Hall
     Free admission

Student Recital - Kurt Roembke, guitar
     Sunday, December 7     7:30 p.m.

     Rhinehart Recital Hall
     Free admission

Holiday Concert
The weekends are packed during the holidays, so plan to join us on Monday, December 8 with your entire family to sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of the season with the IPFW Department of Music. The Community Orchestra, Choral Ensembles and other department chamber ensembles celebrate during this annual end-of-semester concert with popular holiday favorites including Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson and an audience sing-along.
    Monday, December 8         7:30 p.m.
    David Cooke and Kristofer Sanchack, conductors
    No complimentary passes will be exchanged for this performance.
    Auer Performance Hall

Composition Studio Showcase
New music is featured from student composers in the studios of Continuing Lecturer Ken Johnson and Clinical Assistant Professor Chris Rutkowski.
    Wednesday, December 10     7:30 p.m.

    Rhinehart Recital Hall

Honor Jazz Band Concert
Come hear the best young high school jazz talent in northeast Indiana directed by Dr. Farrell Vernon during the concluding concert of the IPFW Honor Jazz Weekend.
    Saturday, December 13    2:00 p.m.

    Rhinehart Recital Hall
    Admission is free for everyone.
    A free will donation will support the Jazz Honor Band program.

Student Recital - Natasha Kersjes, voice
      Sunday, December 14  7:30 p.m.

     Rhinehart Recital Hall
     Free admission


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:   www.ipfw.edu/tickets
  • boxoffice@ipfw.edu
    • Admission for IPFW students with ID is free
    • $7.00 Adults
    • $6.00 Seniors (60 and older)
    • $4.00 All other students
    • Children ages 10 and younger are free

we invite you to…

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 Dr. Barbara Resch, Chair of the Department of Music, at 260-481-6726 or e-mail Dr. Resch at resch@ipfw.edu

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