College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Music

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Fall 2017 Upcoming Concerts

Music Therapy Clinic Client Recital

Share the joy of music with practicing music therapists who will assist their client performers in demonstrating skills they have developed through participation in music therapy services. The recital, coordinated by Peggy Farlow, is free and open to the public.
Saturday, Sept. 9       2:30 p.m.                  
Sunday, Sept. 10        2:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Free admission


Celebrating the New Steinway Piano

To celebrate of our brand new nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano as well as our recently-rebuilt nine-foot Steinway, piano faculty and students will perform works for solo piano and a variety of piano ensemble combinations.
Saturday, Sept. 16   7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


String Honors Day

This day-long event features free masterclasses and other help for student string players.
Marcy Trentacosti, violin
Saturday, Sept. 16     9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Free admission, registration required


Guest Artist - Forward Motion Chamber Ensemble

Featuring clarinetist Eric Salazar, winner of the Robert D. Beckmann, Jr., Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis; with new music chamber ensemble Forward Motion, featuring flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion.
Sunday, Sept. 17
Masterclass               5:30 p.m.      
Free admission for Masterclass only  
Performance             7:30 p.m.    
Rhinehart Recital Hall   


Faculty Artist Recital

IPFW music professors and Fort Wayne Philharmonic members offer an evening of professional level music making.
Vivianne Belanger, flute
Cynthia Greider, clarinet
Laura Lydy, guitar
Sunday, Sept. 24       5:00 p.m. 
Rhinehart Recital Hall


IPFW Bands Concert

IPFW Bands will celebrate the monumental work Music for Prague 1968 along with John Mackey’s fiery Asphalt Cocktail.  The concert will include other works by Ticheli, Grainger, and Copland.
Dan Tembras, conductor
Thursday, Oct. 5       7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall


Evan Gidley Saxophone Quartet Recital

Music alum Evan Gidley returns to IPFW with three other talented players in a performance by the Cincinnati Conservatory Saxophone Quartet.
Wednesday, Oct. 11       7:30 p.m.      
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Taizhou Luantan Chinese Opera Demonstration

Join our music students as they are treated to an hour of traditional Chinese opera singing and movement featuring a visiting troupe in amazing authentic costumes.
Thursday, Oct. 12        3:00 p.m.       
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Free Admission


Sacred Choral Music Festival II

Join area church choirs, high school choirs, Voices of Unity, and the choral ensembles of IPFW in what has become an annual tradition: a festival of sacred choral music.
Vaughn Roste, director and conductor
Sunday, Oct. 15         4:00 p.m.      
Auer Performance Hall


Faculty Jazz Combo Concert

Jazz director and saxophonist Farrell Vernon is joined by faculty members Ken Johnson, guitar; Jim Steele, piano; Brad Kuhns, bass; and Eric Schweikert, drums, playing original jazz compositions.
Tuesday, Oct. 17        7:30 p.m.      
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Vocal Division Showcase

Students of university voice studios perform masterworks with piano accompaniment.
Tuesday, Oct. 24        7:30 p.m.      
Rhinehart Recital Hall


IPFW Jazz Ensemble Concert

Big Band classics and modern compositions for this versatile ensemble are on the menu for this opening concert of the top student jazz group.
Farrell Vernon, director
Friday, Oct. 27            7:30 p.m.                 
Auer Performance Hall


Reformation Celebration!

The IPFW University Singers join forces with the IPFW Community Orchestra to present a concert commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with Bach’s cantata on “A Mighty Fortress,” Mendelssohn’s “Reformation Symphony and settings of texts by Martin Luther.
David Cooke and Vaughn Roste, conductors
Tuesday, Oct. 31        7:30 p.m.      
Auer Performance Hall


Discover Music

link to Upcoming Concerts in Music


Music Auditions

Wind ensemble auditions

IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition

Gene Marcus Piano Camp