The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
The IPFW Department of Music prepares students for careers as professional musicians and serves the university, the Greater Fort Wayne area, and the communities of northeastern Indiana as a musical center and cultural resource.
The IPFW Department of Music will be recognized nationally for the outstanding quality and value of its undergraduate programs in music. Housed in an exceptional facility for music study and performance and supported by a network of significant community partnerships, the department will be noted for its position as the major musical resource for northeastern Indiana. Faculty in the Department of Music will be known for the excellence of their performance and scholarship as well as their contributions to the culture of the university and their professions. Graduates will be respected for their comprehensive preparation to be scholars, performers, and practitioners in their chosen careers.
The IPFW Department of Music values: