College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Music

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Spring 2017 Concerts

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IPFW Music Faculty and Friends Showcase Concert

Chamber music featuring our talented music faculty members along with professional musicians from our region will shine in the Rhinehart Recital Hall.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to see and hear music from a wonderful variety of instruments and voices showcasing collaborative talent.
Thursday, Mar. 23                7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

The Real Group

The Real Group is the real thing! For lovers of a cappella vocal groups like Manhattan Transfer or Pentatonix, audiences will be blown away by the Real Group’s stunning vocals. For three decades, this a cappella group from Sweden has been at the forefront of musical jazz performance. In conjunction with Heartland Sings, IPFW is proud to bring international artists of this caliber to Fort Wayne.
Friday, Mar. 24                     7:30   p.m.
Auer Performance Hall
Tickets are $25 and under in advance through the IPFW Box Office. Special $75 Meet and Greet VIP tickets are available.

The Real Group Masterclass

Following their unforgettable concert the previous night, the Real Group will work with selected IPFW students and ensembles on idiomatic jazz singing and working with microphones.
Saturday, Mar. 25                 10:00 a.m.
Auer Performance Hall
Admission is free for everyone

Faculty Artist Recital Samuel Savage, tenor

IPFW vocal faculty member and tenor, Sam Savage offers an evening of vocal chamber music along with Ashlee Bickley, mezzo, Briana Sosenheimer, soprano; Mark Stachofsky, baritone; Jonathan Mann, piano; and Hamilton Tescarollo, piano.  Works performed will include Johannes Brahm’s Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52 and other chamber works.
Monday, Mar. 27                  7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Faculty Jazz Combo

The IPFW Faculty Jazz Combo is a unique collective of musicians who bring their own style and a wealth of experience to the group as soloists, bandleaders, and composers. Dr. Ken Johnson, guitar; Jim Steele, piano; Dr. Farrell Vernon, saxophones; Brad Kuhns, bass; and Eric Schweikert, drums, make up this exciting faculty combo. These IPFW professors create original works and arrangements of jazz and pop standards for each concert.
Tuesday, Mar. 28                  7:30   p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Opera Ensemble

Join talented IPFW faculty and student singers in a presentation of Bastien and Bastienne by W. A. Mozart, written when he was only 12 years old.
Thursday, Apr. 6                  7:30 p.m.
Friday, Apr. 7                        7:30 p.m
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Piano Studio Showcase

A program of varied solo piano music will feature pianists from the studios of Dr. Joyanne Outland and Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo.
Saturday, Apr. 8                  7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Percussion Ensemble will perform a variety of works by Burritt, Rouse and Green. Come enjoy the wide array of sounds available to the percussion section!
Eric Schweikert, director
Monday, Apr. 10                   7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

Concert for the Community IPFW Bands

The IPFW Bands welcome the Lawrence Central High School Wind Ensemble in an afternoon joint concert for the community as a way of saying “thank you.” The admission for this concert is free for everyone.  Please visit for more information.
Daniel Tembras, Conductor
Tuesday, Apr. 11                   3:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall
Admission is free for everyone.


Guitar Ensemble Recital

Relax to the beautiful resonant tone of a collection of wonderful IPFW student guitarists.
Laura Lydy, Director
Wednesday, Apr. 12             7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


IPFW Wind Festival

This event offers high school and middle school bands the opportunity to experience a non-competitive performance and clinic by renowned instrumental pedagogues from around the United States.  Each ensemble will be provided digital comments and a 30-minute clinic on their concert work immediately following the stage performance.  This event will be valuable as a pre-festival experience or as a substitute for the ISSMA festival.
Wednesday, Apr. 12             Scheduled throughout the day
Thursday, Apr. 13                Scheduled throughout the day
Auer Performance Hall
Admission is free for everyone


String Studio Recital

Solo and chamber works featuring violin, viola, cello, and bass are on the program as well as the Chancellor’s String Quartet.
Thursday, Apr. 13                7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Trombone Ensemble Recital

The Trombone Ensemble will deliver another entertaining and varied program featuring the music of Franz Josef Haydn, Anton Bruckner, Weezer and Earth, Wind and Fire.
David Cooke, Director
Tuesday, Apr. 18                   7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Guitar Studio Showcase

Guitar students from the studio of Laura Lydy will perform solo works from a vast classical guitar repertoire.
Wednesday, Apr. 19             7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Saxophone Quartet and Saxophone Choir Recital

The first half of this concert will feature the saxophone quartet. The second half of the concert includes the IPFW Saxophone Choir, which expands the saxophone family by adding the sopranino saxophone as the highest voice and the bass saxophone as the lowest voice. The program features music by Nigel Wood.
Farrell Vernon, Director
Thursday, Apr. 20               7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Jazz Ensemble featuring IPFW Chamber Singers

The premier IPFW big band and the IPFW Chamber Singers join forces to offer standard jazz arrangements from swing through jazz-rock. Vocal a cappella and instrumental improvisation round out the evening.
Farrell Vernon and Vaughn Roste, Directors
Friday, Apr. 21                    7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall


Clarinet Studio and Ensemble Recital

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Mentor Cynthia Greider showcases student performances from her woodwind studio, including a performance by the 12-member clarinet ensemble.
Cynthia Greider, Conductor
Sunday, Apr. 23                    2:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


A Matter of Life and Death I

The IPFW University Singers, Chamber Singers and Choral Union will join forces with Heartland Sings to present a concert including a Bach motet and Faure’s immortal “Requiem.”
Vaughn Roste, Conductor
Sunday, Apr. 23                    4:00 p.m.
Plymouth Congregational Church
Admission is free for everyone


Horn Studio Recital

Join students from the studio of Fort Wayne Philharmonic Principal Horn and IPFW Horn Professor Mike Lewellen as they present solo works and some ensemble selections.
Sunday, April 23                   5:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Community Orchestra Concert

Our large symphony orchestra takes the stage to offer one of the great masterpieces of classical music, Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, a true tour de force for this ensemble.
David Cooke, Conductor
Monday, Apr. 24                   7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall


A Matter of Life and Death II

Different than Sunday’s concert, the IPFW Choral ensembles will join forces with the Heartland Sings to present a program of choral music centered around life and death.
Vaughn Roste, Conductor
Tuesday, Apr. 25                   7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall


Brass Quintet Recital

The concert will feature varied works from the brass quintet repertoire.
Tuesday, Apr. 25                   7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Final Showcase Event

The IPFW Bands conclude the 2016–17 season in a joint collaboration with the IPFW choirs and Fort Wayne Children’s Choir on Eric Whitacre’s Equus as well as with Ingolf Dahl’s magnificent Sinfonietta.
Daniel Tembras and Vaughn Roste, Conductors
Friday, Apr. 28                      7:30 p.m.                                        
Auer Performance Hall


Guest Artist/Music Faculty Recital featuring
Ellie Wee, cello, and Hamilton Tescarollo, piano

Cellist Ellie Wee and pianist Hamilton Tescarollo will perform Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70, Shostakovich’s Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40, and several other works for cello and piano.
Sunday, Apr. 30                    2:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Flute Studio Recital

Students of IPFW flute professor Vivianne Belanger offer solo literature performances along with a flute ensemble that includes piccolo and alto flutes.
Sunday, Apr. 30                    7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Discover Music

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Music Auditions

Wind ensemble auditions

IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition

Gene Marcus Piano Camp