Alumni Relations

VPA Alumni



The college of Visual and Performing Arts has a mission to provide, within a broadly based curriculum, exceptional professional and liberal arts degree programs which combine creative development in an artistic discipline with career preparation through individualized instruction. They offer culturally enriching opportunities to all students and members of the university and regional communities while supporting the highest academic, artistic, and ethical standards, the cultivation of creativity, continuous personal and professional growth, artistic and scholarly collaboration, interdisciplinary inquiry and scholarship, and diversity


Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Anoushka Shankar

IPFW Rhinehart Music Center
Auer Performance Hall


Four-time Grammy®-nominated Anoushka Shankar, “one of the greatest sitar players in the world” (Rolling Stone), will perform at IPFW on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Tickets go on sale Oct. 3. Sponsored in part by Sweetwater, the celebrated daughter of sitar star Ravi Shankar, will present works that showcase the meditative and virtuosic qualities of the Indian raga. Home, her most recent album released in 2015, featured two ragas, one of which is a creation of Ravi Shankar’s, and with them Anoushka shared an intimate, heartfelt live performance in the traditional style. International music lovers will not want to miss this incredibly affordable concert. This concert is sponsored by donations made in support of Shruti and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Stupid F*@%ing Bird
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Williams Theatre

Give Back

Are you interested in giving back to the College of Arts and Sciences? Consider giving to one of the following funds or scholarships:

  • Fine Arts Scholarship
  • IPFW Foundation Fine Arts Discretionary Fund
  • Choral Ensemble Gift Fund
  • Indian Music Series Gift Fund
  • IPFW Foundation Music Discretionary Fund
  • IPFW Foundation Theatre Discretionary Fund
  • IPFW Foundation Visual and Performing Arts Discretionary Fund
  • IPFW Foundation Visual Communication and Design Discretionary Fund
  • Music Scholarship
  • Music Performance Gift Fund
  • Steinway Gift Fund
  • Music Therapy Gift Fund
  • Theatre Scholarship
  • Woodwind Quartet Gift Fund
  • Visual and Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship
  • Symphonic Winds Gift Fund
  • Visual Communication and Design Scholarship

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