College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Music

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Fall 2017 Upcoming Concerts

IPFW Bands Concert

IPFW Bands will celebrate the monumental work Music for Prague 1968 along with John Mackey’s fiery Asphalt Cocktail.  The concert will include other works by Ticheli, Grainger, and Copland.
Dan Tembras, conductor
Thursday, Oct. 5       7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall


Evan Gidley Saxophone Quartet Recital

Music alum Evan Gidley returns to IPFW with three other talented players in a performance by the Cincinnati Conservatory Saxophone Quartet.
Wednesday, Oct. 11       7:30 p.m.      
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Sacred Choral Music Festival II

Join area church choirs, high school choirs, and the choral ensembles of IPFW in what has become an annual tradition: a festival of sacred choral music. The following groups will perform:

IPFW Women’s Ensemble
Lakeside Middle School Lancer Choir
Chain-O-Lakes Chorus
Concordia Lutheran High School Bella Voce
IPFW Choral Union
Fort Wayne Children’s Choir Youth Chorale
Festival Choir
First Wayne Street United Methodist Church Chamber Choir
Concordia Lutheran High School Men’s Chorus
IPFW University Singers

Voices of Unity

Sunday, Oct. 15         4:00 p.m.      
Auer Performance Hall


Faculty Jazz Combo Concert

Jazz director and saxophonist Farrell Vernon is joined by faculty members Ken Johnson, guitar; Jim Steele, piano; Brad Kuhns, bass; and Eric Schweikert, drums, playing original jazz compositions.
Tuesday, Oct. 17        7:30 p.m.      
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Vocal Division Showcase

Students of university voice studios perform masterworks with piano accompaniment.
Tuesday, Oct. 24        7:30 p.m.      
Rhinehart Recital Hall


IPFW Jazz Ensemble Concert

Big Band classics and modern compositions for this versatile ensemble are on the menu for this opening concert of the top student jazz group.
Farrell Vernon, director
Friday, Oct. 27            7:30 p.m.                 
Auer Performance Hall


Reformation Celebration!

The IPFW University Singers join forces with the IPFW Community Orchestra to present a concert commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with Bach’s cantata on “A Mighty Fortress,” Mendelssohn’s “Reformation Symphony and settings of texts by Martin Luther.
David Cooke and Vaughn Roste, conductors
Tuesday, Oct. 31        7:30 p.m.      
Auer Performance Hall


Discover Music

link to Upcoming Concerts in Music


Music Auditions

Wind ensemble auditions

IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition

Gene Marcus Piano Camp