College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Music

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

Stevens Amidon, Ph.D.
Interim Department Chair
Associate Professor of English

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

Phone: 260-481-6726
Fax: 260-481-5422
Email: music@ipfw.edu

Office: Rhinehart Music Center
Room: 144
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

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The 2015 IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp & Festival

June 14-19
All events take place in Rhinehart Recital Hall and are free and open to the public


Opening Recital: Hamilton Tescarollo, piano

The IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp will open with a recital by camp director and IPFW Associate Professor of Music/Director of Keyboard Studies, Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo. Dr. Tescarollo will perform works by Scarlatti, Bach/Busoni, Chopin, Liszt, and Ravel.
Sunday, June 14        5:30 p.m.


Emerging Artist Recital: Andrew Nesler, piano

Andrew Nesler is a talented young pianist from Tucson, Arizona who is currently pursuing a degree in Piano Performance at IPFW. His program features Scriabin’s second sonata and works by Bach, Haydn, Chopin, and Prokofieff, as well as one of his own compositions.
Monday, June 15        7:30 p.m.


Guest Artist Piano Masterclass: Dr. Masson Robertson

Dr. Masson Robertson, camp featured guest artist and IPFW Associate Professor of Music/Director of Keyboard Studies Emeritus, will work with several camp students in a masterclass setting. Piano students and teachers, as well as members of the community in general, are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, June 16       10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.


Emerging Artist Recital: Evan Keenan, piano
Among other distinctions, pianist Evan Keenan (B.M. Piano Performance ’12) has been the state winner of the Indiana Music Teachers Association Hoosier Auditions and the recipient of the IPFW Department of Music’s 2011 Outstanding Senior Award in Music Performance. He will perform Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 850; Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 10, No. 3; and Korngold’s Maerchenbilder, Op. 3.
Tuesday, June 16       7:30 p.m.


Camp Faculty Piano Masterclass: Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo
Dr. Tescarollo will work with several camp students in a masterclass setting. Piano students and teachers, as well as members of the community in general, are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, June 17    10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.


Emerging Artist Recital: Jason Simon, piano
Jason Simon (B.M. Piano Performance ’14) is currently pursuing a master’s degree in piano performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music. The winner of many prizes and awards, he is the IPFW Department of Music’s 2014 Outstanding Senior in Music Performance. He will perform Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 109, Liszt’s B Minor sonata, and selections by Chopin.
Thursday, June 18        7:30 p.m.


Camp Student Recital
The final performance of the IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp, this recital will feature solo and piano duet performances by this year’s camp participants.
Friday, June 19        5:30 p.m.

Fall 2015 - Get Tickets Here

All concerts are in the Rhinehart Music Center unless otherwise noted.

  • Regular Box Office Hours: Monday–Friday 12:30–6:30 p.m.
  • Rhinehart Box Office opens one hour prior to the start of events in the Rhinehart Music Center.
  • Summer Box Office Hours: Monday–Friday 11-4 p.m.
  • Phone: 260-481-6555Music box office
  • TTD: 260-481-4105
  • Purchase Tickets online:   www.ipfw.edu/tickets
  • boxoffice@ipfw.edu
    • Admission for IPFW students with ID is free
    • $7.00 Adults
    • $6.00 Seniors (60 and older)
    • $4.00 All other students
    • Children ages 10 and younger are free

we invite you to…

Underwrite a Concert or Recital!

The IPFW Department of Music is pleased to present a broad array of concerts and recitals featuring superb faculty artists, exceptional guest artists, as well as our outstanding resident vocal and instrumental ensembles.  We are always delighted to have you with us for our performances!

Private contributions play an important role in our mission to provide inspiring and entertaining musical events for the campus community, Fort Wayne, Northeast Indiana and for audiences outside our region.  

If you would like to contribute to this effort, we invite you to consider underwriting a Department of Music concert or recital.

Your tax deductible gift of $250.00 or more allows you to choose the performance you wish to support. Underwriters will be acknowledged in the printed concert program and will receive two (2) Complimentary Tickets for each concert or recital for the remainder of the performance season.

If you would like to underwrite a Department of Music performance, please contact the Chair of the Department of Music, at 260-481-6726.

 We hope you enjoy this year’s performances and look forward to having you with us often!