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
Founded in 1924, is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities. It has approximately 610 accredited institutional members. NASM establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials. Institutional membership is gained only through the peer review process of accreditation. NASM provides information to potential students and parents, consultations, statistical information, professional development; and policy analysis.
founded in 1998, aims toward the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. Predecessors to the American Music Therapy Association included the National Association for Music Therapy founded in 1950 and the American Association for Music Therapy founded in 1971. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession.
Has fostered the instruction, study and performance of music throughout the state for more than 120 years. IMTA is the state-level affiliate of Music Teachers National Association. The mission of this organization is to advance the value of music study and music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers.
The federated state unit of the Music Educators National Conference. IMEA’s mission is to support and advance music education in Indiana by representing the united interests of music educators and students and by providing professional leadership and service in music education to enhance the arts in the schools. IMEA functions as the federated state unit of the Music Educators National Conference.
The professional organization serving the advancement of all aspects of music education from early childhood through university levels. The collegiate chapter is open to all students interested in entering the field of music education and includes membership in both state and national organizations. Activities have included sponsoring panel discussions and workshops on various aspects of music education and attending the annual IMEA convention.
The Student Chapter of the American Music Therapy Association Students (AMTAS) is an organization for those interested in music therapy. Chapter activities include educational programs, attendance at music therapy conferences, fund raising activities, social gatherings, and service projects.
An International Music Honor Fraternity for women, which recognizes outstanding musical ability and productive musical work among women students in the college, university and conservatory music programs. SAI is committed to the task of upholding the highest ideals of a musical education and the further promotion of the development of music in America.
Induction into Pi Kappa Lambda is at the invitation of the music faculty in recognition of superior academic and musical achievement and is open only to juniors and seniors.