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
“Bingo Sheet” is IPFW’s term for the document which outlines the sequence of classes required for a particular degree. Students are encouraged to download and use the bingo sheet as a means of keeping track of completed courses and to schedule classes. However, students still must meet with their advisor at least once per semester for academic advising, as well as to secure permission to enter classes that require departmental permission. For assistance with or questions about bingo sheets please contact your advisor. For a full explanation of classes needed for the major/minor/certificate of choice please check the IPFW Bulletins.
The Department of Music offers the following contemporary, comprehensive Indiana University bachelor degrees. A full listing of class requirements, procedures, and policies, refer to Department of Music Student Handbook [PDF]. Students within the Music program can concentrate on Performance, Music Therapy, Music Education, or Music and an Outside Field in business, theatre, music technology, or another area. The documents below are presented in Portable Document Format [PDF]. A PDF Reader is required to view these documents
The Bachelor of Music program provides an opportunity for an advanced performer to earn a performance degree in voice, winds, orchestral strings, piano, guitar, or percussion. Instruction is by highly-qualified artist teachers. Graduates of this program are regularly accepted into prestigious graduate programs and continue to be active performers and private teachers.
Music therapists use music experiences to promote health and rehabilitation for individuals of all ages and of all functioning levels in a variety of agencies such as hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, and private practice settings. The IPFW music therapy program is the only undergraduate music therapy degree program in a public university in Indiana. The clinical training portion of the degree program utilizes an on-site clinic as well as providing numerous opportunities for supervised work in health care facilities in and around Fort Wayne. Students must satisfactorily complete a six-month internship at the conclusion of the required course work. Graduates of the B.S.M.T. program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists.
Graduates of this program hold positions teaching music in Indiana and across the nation, and find that their IPFW education, with its mixture of rigorous course work and field work experiences in area schools, prepares them well for the challenges of contemporary music education. Upon completion of the music education course work and student teaching, students are prepared to apply for state licensure in PK-12 Choral/General Music or PK-12 Instrumental/General Music.
Students in this program become competent in another field outside music by completing 26-29 credit hours of intensive study in that discipline. Possible outside fields include music technology, business, theatre, or another discipline, with the course sequence determined in collaboration with an advisor in that field. Several of the outside fields offer internship experiences that prepare students with valuable real-world experience.
Open to students in any major, the music minor requires 24 credit hours of music courses. The program allows sufficient flexibility so that each student can pursue his or her particular interests. Students may select ensembles, private music instruction, and other music courses to fulfill the requirements.