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

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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Fall 2015 Concerts and Recitals

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Faculty Recital – Adam Johnson, trombone

Associate faculty Adam Johnson will perform on a variety of instruments starting with Concerto for Alto Trombone by Leopold Mozart, Henri Tomasi’s Concerto for Tenor Trombone, Concerto for Bass Trombone in One Movement by Alexander Lebedev, and will play the euphonium for Pergolesi’s Sinfonia. Along with a jazz quartet, he will finish the concert with Autumn Leaves, Skylark, and All the Things You Are; all popular jazz standards. 
Wednesday, Sept. 23                  7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Music Therapy Client Recital

Adults and children who have disabilities and are clients of several area professional music therapists will perform vocal and instrumental music. The recital, which is free and open to the public, provides these individuals an opportunity to demonstrate skills that music therapy helped them develop. Music therapy helps clients develop social, motor, academic, self-help and music skills.
Saturday, Sept. 26                 2:30 p.m.

Rhinehart Recital Hall
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Fall Faculty Recital

Wednesday, Oct. 7                7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

IPFW Bands (Wind Ensembles) Concert

The first IPFW Bands concert of the season features the residency of award-winning composer John Mackey and will feature works including The Frozen Cathedral, Sheltering Sky, as well as works by Debussy, Barber, and Bernstein. Also joining us for this concert will be the Penn High School Symphonic Winds from Mishawaka, Indiana.
Thursday, Oct. 8                   7:30 p.m.

Daniel Tembras, conductor
Auer Performance Hall

Faculty Jazz Combo

Monday, Oct. 19                    7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

See, see My own Sweet Jewel: Music of the English Renaissance and Beyond

Sunday, Oct. 25                     2:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Vocal Division Showcase

Tuesday, Oct. 27                    7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Flute Day Recital – Tim Munro

Sunday, Nov. 1                      7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Community Orchestra Concert

Monday, Nov. 2                     7:30 p.m.
David Cooke, conductor
Auer Performance Hall

IPFW Opera Ensemble

Friday, Nov. 6                        7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 8                      2:30 p.m.
Sam Savage, director
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Fall Choral Ensembles Concert

Wednesday, Nov. 11             7:30 p.m.
Vaughan Roste, conductor
Auer Performance Hall

Three Rivers Choral Festival

Saturday, Nov. 14                 4:00 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

Trombone Ensemble Recital

Tuesday, Nov. 17                   7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Guitar Studio Showcase

Wednesday, Nov. 18             7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Saxophone Quartet and Saxophone Choir Recital

Thursday, Nov. 19                7:30 p.m.
Farrell Vernon, director
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Piano Studio Showcase

Friday, Nov. 20          7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Clarinet Studio and Ensemble Recital

Sunday, Nov. 22                    2:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Percussion Ensemble Recital

Monday, Nov. 23                   7:30 p.m.
Eric Schweikert, director
Auer Performance Hall

Strings Studio Showcase

Tuesday, Dec. 1                     7:30 p.m.
Laura Lydy, coordinator
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Guitar Ensemble Recital  

Wednesday, Dec. 2    7:30 p.m.      
Laura Lydy, director
Rhinehart Recital Hall

IPFW Bands (Wind Ensembles) Concert  

Thursday, Dec. 3                   7:30 p.m.
Daniel Tembras, conductor
Auer Performance Hall

Holiday Jazz Swing Concert  

Friday, Dec. 4                       7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

Flute Studio Recital  

Sunday, Dec. 6                       7:30 p.m.
Vivianne Belanger, coordinator
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Holiday Concert 

Monday, Dec. 7                     7:30 p.m.
David Cooke, conductor
Vaughn Roste, conductor
Auer Performance Hall

Jazz Honor Band Concert

Saturday, Dec. 12                  2:00 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

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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:
    • 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

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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!