College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Music

The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Gregory Jones, D.M.A 
Department Chair
Rhinehart Music Center, Room 145

Music Department: Rhinehart Music Center
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 144
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Phone: 260-481-6714
Fax: 260-481-5422

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Choirs

Vaughn Roste, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor / Director of Choral Studies
Phone:
260-481-6712
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 150
E-mail: rostev@ipfw.edu

Guitar Ensemble

Laura Lydy, M.M.

Continuing Lecturer / Director of Strings / Guitar / Guitar Ensemble
Phone:
260-481-0479
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 211
E-mail: fergusol@ipfw.edu

Jazz Ensemble

James Farrell Vernon, D.A.

Associate Professor / Jazz Studies / Saxophone / Jazz Ensemble
Phone:
260-481-6720
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 210
E-mail: vernonj@ipfw.edu

Percussion Ensemble

Eric Schweikert, B.M.

Continuing Lecturer / Fort Wayne Philharmonic Mentor / Percussion Ensemble
Phone
: 260-481-5436
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 119
E-mail: schweike@ipfw.edu

Opera Ensemble

Sam Savage, D.M.A.

Associate Professor / Coordinator of Studio Voice / Opera Ensemble
Phone:
260-481-6721
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 225
E-mail: savages@ipfw.edu

Orchestra

David Cooke, M.M.

Continuing Lecturer / Fort Wayne Philharmonic Mentor / Trombone / IPFW Community Orchestra
Phone:
260-481-0138
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 212
E-mail: cooked@ipfw.edu

Wind Ensembles

Daniel Tembras, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor / Director of Instrumental Studies
Phone:
260-481-6727
Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 231
E-mail: tembrasd@ipfw.edu

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