College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Music

 Fall 2016 Concerts

Music Therapy Client Recitals

Children and adults with disabilities will perform vocal and instrumental music. Different clients will perform on each recital. These recitals provide these individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate skills they have developed through participation in music therapy services with professional Music Therapists, who help clients develop social, motor, academic, self-help, and music skills. Both of these recitals are free and open to the public.

Saturday, Sept. 10                  2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 11                     2:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Admission Is Free


Masterclass with Laura Pedersen: Opera Arias and Art Song

Soprano Laura Pedersen, the exciting vocal partner in the duo Harp and Heels, will work with voice students who have prepared operatic arias and/or art songs. She will work with student participants on dramatic presentation and interpretation and stage deportment. Students of all skill levels are invited to observe the masterclass free of charge.

Tuesday, Sept. 13                  3:00 p.m.
Rhinehart Music Center Room 122


Harp and Heels Guest Artist Recital

Harp and Heels is the dynamic team of harpist Calvin Stokes and soprano Laura Pedersen. They consistently tease and test each other’s musical boundaries, resulting in a whimsically diverse repertoire that includes not only their classical foundation, but also jazz, country, Broadway and pop. In addition, they present beloved classics in new and innovative ways without changing the essential core of what made them timeless. Join these classically-trained, international competition-winners, along with Fort Wayne’s own Soul 35, for a recital you will not soon forget!

Wednesday, Sept. 14             7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Petar Jankovic Ensemble Masterclass

The exciting and original Petar Jankovic Ensemble will conduct a free afternoon masterclass at IPFW prior to their performance in the evening. The ensemble consists of a traditional string quartet led by a guitar, featuring Spanish and Latin American influences. Members of the ensemble will coach students on guitar and violin, viola and cello to improve their technique and musical interpretation. Students of all skill levels are invited to observe the masterclass free of charge.

Friday, Sept. 23                     4:00 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Petar Jankovic Ensemble Concert

The exciting and original Petar Jankovic Ensemble features a blend of classical guitar and a traditional string quartet. Petar Jankovic, Serbian guitarist and current faculty member at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music, broke new ground by initiating what has been called a truly unique musical crossover: a traditional string quartet led by guitar. The guitarist’s Spanish and Latin American influences meld splendidly with the string quartet’s European musical traditions. The program has a stunning array of music for string quartet and guitar, from traditional Spanish works by Albeniz and De Falla to classical jewels by Shostakovich and Debussy and passionate tangos and Brazilian music.

Friday, Sept. 23                     7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Violin Day

This free event is open to intermediate and advanced level students and consists of a full day of masterclasses and performances featuring IPFW faculty, members of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and guest artist Rebecca Hunter. This will be a great skill-building day for all student string players! For more information contact Marcy Trentacosti at

Saturday, Sept. 24     11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall and Room 120

Discover Music

link to Upcoming Concerts in Music

Music Auditions

Wind Ensemble Auditions


IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition

Gene Marcus Piano Camp