College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Music

Barbara Resch, D.M.E.
Department Chair and Professor

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

Phone: 260-481-6714
Fax: 260-481-5422

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

IPFW Box Office

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Guitar Studio Showcase Recital
Guitar students from the studio of Laura Lydy will perform solo works from a vast classical guitar repertoire.
     Wednesday, April 23   7:30 p.m.

     Rhinehart Recital Hall

Wind Ensembles Concert
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform Avelynn’s Lullaby by Joel Puckett, who will be the departments composer-in-residence during the week prior to the concert. Other works include Country Band March by Charles Ives and Huapango by Jose Pablo Moncayo. The Symphonic Band will perform Toccata by Girolamo Frescobaldi, Ave Maria by Frank Ticheli, and Cartoon Music by Peter Graham.
     Thursday, April 24   7:30 p.m.

     Auer Performance Hall

Composition / Multi-Media Recital
The IPFW Multi-Media Ensemble will perform live electronic music using a wide variety of computer programs and electronic instruments, as well as live video and animation. Apple iPads serve as virtual instruments and controllers for this exciting concert where each night will feature different performers and composers.
      Friday, April 25    7:30 p.m.

      Rhinehart Recital Hall

Student Recital - Jason Simon, piano
     Saturday, April 26     7:30 p.m.
     Rhinehart Recital Hall
     Admission is free for everyone

Faculty Jazz Combo
IPFW Faculty Jazz Combo is a unique collective of musicians, bringing their own style and a wealth of experience to the group as soloists, band leaders, and composers. These IPFW professors create original works and arrangements of jazz and pop standards for each concert. Dr. Ken Johnson, guitar; Dr. Chris Rutkowski, piano; Dr. Farrell Vernon, saxophones; Dr. Adam Johnson, trombone; Al Parr, trumpet; Brad Kuhns, bass; and Eric Schweikert, drums, make up this exciting faculty combo.
      Sunday, April 27  7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Community Orchestra featuring IPFW Opera Ensemble
The first half of the concert will feature IPFW Concerto/Aria competition winner Christopher Adamisin performing Timofei Dokshizer’s show-stopping version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue for Trumpet and Orchestra. Then the Community Orchestra and IPFW Opera Ensemble will collaborate on Mozart’s L’Impresario. The comedic opera portrays the misadventures of Frank, an entrepreneur as he struggles to pull together a company of actors riddled with eccentricities and rivalries while dancing around possible financial ruin. Help and hope are found in the form of a banker who asks that in return Frank pretend to engage his lover, Madam Pfiel. Jealousy and rivalries erupt as the comedy ensues.   
     Monday, April  28   7:30 p.m.
     Auer Performance Hall

Flute Studio Showcase
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Mentor Jennifer Volk presents performances featuring students from her flute studio.
     Tuesday, April 29    7:30 p.m.

     Rhinehart Recital Hall

Student Recital - Evan Stuerzenberger, tenor
     Wednesday, April 30     7:30 p.m.
     Rhinehart Recital Hall
     Admission is free for everyone

Student Recital - Hope Arthur, piano
     Thursday, May 1     7:30 p.m.
     Rhinehart Recital Hall
     Admission is free for everyone

Student Recital - Stephanie Johnson, soprano
     Saturday, May 3     7:30 p.m.
     Rhinehart Recital Hall
     Admission is free for everyone

Student Recital - Alec Rajcany, piano
     Sunday, May 4     7:30 p.m.
     Rhinehart Recital Hall
     Admission is free for everyone


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: Tuesday–Thursday 1-6 p.m.
  • Phone: 260-481-6555Music box office
  • TTD: 260-481-4105
  • Purchase Tickets online:
    • 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 Dr. Barbara Resch, Chair of the Department of Music, at 260-481-6726 or e-mail Dr. Resch at

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