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
Office: Rhinehart Music Center
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
In order to be accepted into any Department of Music degree program, including the conditional admission status of pre-music, all students must pass an audition in his/her performance area for a faculty committee. While many core music courses may be taken as electives for other university degree programs and therefore may be taken without official acceptance as a music major, any student considering the pursuit of a music degree must audition within the first two semesters of study in core music courses.
The Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy, and the Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field degree require acceptance at the 300, or concentration level (e.g., Flute W310). These levels of study lead to preparation of juries at the conclusion of each semester, the Upper Division Performance Examination at degree mid-point and the concentration recital.
The Bachelor of Music Performance degree requires acceptance on the 400, or major level of study (e.g., Piano P400). This level of study leads to preparation of juries at the conclusion of each semester, the Upper Division Performance Examination at degree mid-point and the junior and senior recitals.
To gain unconditional acceptance into any degree program, applicants must demonstrate the ability to:
Expectations for the difficulty of literature expected at each admission level are described here. Performance Benchmarks[PDF]
Specific audition dates will be set for the spring and summer months. For those who cannot attend auditions on these dates, auditions may be arranged by contacting Joyanne Outland at 260-481-6724 or email@example.com. A minimum of two faculty members will adjudicate all auditions. Please click on the links below for audition requirement for the coordinating areas.
Ear Training and Theory Placement Exams will be administered at the time of the audition.
Performance scholarships awarded by the Department of Music are competitive and based upon demonstrated talent and musical promise. Scholarship consideration requires an audition, a theory placement test and an interview. Also taken into consideration is the student’s academic history, as well as performance on standardized tests such as the SAT and/or the ACT.
Please contact Joyanne Outland at 260-481-6724 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to schedule an audition time.
For acceptance into the music program and scholarship consideration. High School sophomores and juniors are welcome to audition for comments only. Earlier auditions increase opportunities for scholarship awards.
Please contact Jamie Gregory at 260-481-6714 or email@example.com for additional information or to schedule an audition time.
You may bring your own accompanist for your audition, or you may perform with an IPFW pianist. An IPFW accompanist will be available for a $20.00 fee, payable directly to the accompanist at the time of your audition.
August 10, 2015