College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Music

Dec 2015 EventsStrings Studio Showcase
Orchestral string students will perform solos and chamber ensemble selections.
Tue., Dec. 1         7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Guitar Ensemble Recital
Works by Scarlatti, Lévesque and selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.
Wed., Dec. 2        7:30 p.m.      
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Wind Ensembles Concert
Featuring “Acrostic Song” from Final Alice by composer David del Tredici.
Thur., Dec. 3       7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

Holiday Jazz Swing Concert
Featuring  Ellington’s arrangements from the Nutcracker Suite.
Fri., Dec. 4          7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

Flute Studio Recital
IPFW flute students perform a recital filled with solo and chamber music.
Sun., Dec. 6        7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Home for the Holidays Concert
The Community Orchestra and Choral Ensembles perform popular holiday favorites.
Mon., Dec. 7       7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

IPFW Honor Jazz Concert
Come hear the best young high school jazz talent in northeast Indiana directed by Dr. Farrell Vernon during the concluding concert of the IPFW Honor Jazz Weekend.
Sat., Dec. 12                  2:00 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

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IPFW Students Are Free
With ID and Students 18 Years of Age and Younger are Free. 
All others are $7 and under

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Composer John Mackey

Guest Composer-in-Residence John Mackey worked with students at IPFW from October 6- 8, 2015. A faculty recital on Wednesday, Oct. 76 featured his compositions Strange Humaors and Damn, while the Band Concert on Thursday, Oct. 8 featured his works The Frozen Cathedral and Sheltering Sky.

John Mackey holds degrees from the Juilliard School and the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with John Corigliano and Donald Erb, respectively. John has received commissions from the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Parsons Dance Company, the New York Youth Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, the Dallas Theater Center, New York City Ballet, the Dallas Wind Symphony, the American Bandmasters Association, and many military bands. His trombone concerto, Harvest, composed for New York Philharmonic principal trombonist Joseph Alessi, has received dozens of performances worldwide and been commercially recorded three times. John was inducted into the American Bandmasters Association in 2013. He currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Kevin Eubanks, Masterclass and Concert, October 1

Kevin Eubanks

Jazz great Kevin Eubanks was in Fort Wayne and IPFW on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, as the keynote speaker for the Great KIDS 26th Annual Conference on Youth. Eubanks, most recognized as the former bandleader for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” is one of the top guitarists on the scene today and a committed advocate to music education in our public schools. After the conference, Eubanks spent the day at IPFW leading a master class for middle and high school jazz musicians and rehearsed with Director of Jazz Studies Dr. Farrell Vernon and the IPFW Jazz Ensemble for an exciting concert that evening.  This is just one of many extraordinary experiences the IPFW Department of Music is able to offer their students.

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