The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Stevens Amidon, Ph.D.
Interim Department Chair
Associate Professor of English
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
Office: Rhinehart Music Center
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Our Chancellor's Distinguished Scholarship will pay full tuition and our Chancellor's Scholarship will pay 1/2 tuition. Both scholarships are renewable for four years. The IPFW Admissions Office also has 50 Chancellor Merit Awards that are available to students that are not legal residents of the state of Indiana. The scholarship allows nonresidents to pay in-state fees. High school seniors must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have an SAT score of 1650 or an ACT score of 25 or above. International students should e-mail the International Student Services Office for more information.
A student may receive a Chancellor's Scholarship, a Chancellor's Distinguished Scholarship, or a Chancellor's Merit Award, but no more than one of these scholarships will be awarded to an individual student. Not available to students currently or previously enrolled at IPFW. Awards commence in fall semester.
Music scholarship awards are made on the basis of the performance auditions, interview, placement tests and academic history. To be considered for music scholarships, new students must be accepted into the university in good standing. Returning students must have an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 and a music GPA of 3.0. Students will be reviewed annually for eligibility for scholarship renewal. All scholarship renewals are subject to availability of funds.
Unless otherwise noted, scholarships are awarded for the academic year, provided that the criteria of the scholarship have been met. They are disbursed in two equal payments - one for the fall semester and the balance for the spring semester. After the initial award is made, criteria for continuance of performance-based scholarships include the following:
Scholarships for freshman music majors will require participation in only one major ensemble.