College of Visual and Performing Arts

Announcing the 9th Annual IPFW Honor Jazz Weekend. This year's event will be December 10-12. Jumpstart your Jazz season and prepare for the IMEA All-State Jazz auditions by participating in this fun-filled weekend. Students compete from around Northeast Indiana and Southern Michigan and Western Ohio. Here is an opportunity to meet, create, learn, and perform with students from other high school jazz programs. Get to work with the IPFW Jazz Faculty in either a big band and/or combo environment, masterclasses, and sectionals. The weekend will give you access to the Rhinehart Music Center, beautiful IPFW campus culminating with a concert in the Rhinehart Recital Hall

Schedule Overview [PDF]
Thursday  12/10/15 = 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Friday  12/11/15 = 8:45 am - 9:00 pm (with lunch on campus, supper at home)
Saturday  12/12/15 = 7:45 am - 12:00 pm (rehearsal), Call at 1:00 in Rhinehart Recital Hall for 2:00 Concert (FREE to all) Event concludes by 3:30 pm

Application process:

1. Download and complete the Application [PDF].
2. Download the Audition Instructions [PDF].
3. Download the audition material file for your specific instrument, and both MP3 files.
4. Record yourself playing these audition materials.
5. Send the APPLICATION and RECORDING to Dr. Farrell Vernon at IPFW by NOVEMBER 30, 2015 by 5:00 P.M. You can submit your audition electronically or via snail mail. DEADLINE for ALL audition packages is NOVEMBER 30, 2015 by 5:00 P.M.


Honor Jazz Weekend
Dr. Farrell Vernon
IPFW Department of Music
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805-1499

EMAIL: (Please use this email as the files tend to be too large for my IPFW account)