Dr. Robert D. Bean, (D.A.)
Department Chair and Professor
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
Office: Rhinehart Music Center
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
The Department of Music provides degree programs leading to careers in music, functions as a service department to the university, and serves as a musical center and resource for Greater Fort Wayne and northeastern Indiana communities.
The IPFW Department of Music strives to be recognized throughout the state and region as the major musical resource for the greater Fort Wayne and Northeastern Indiana communities. The department is noted as the Indiana institution of choice for quality undergraduate study in the fields of Music Education and Music Therapy and is known for its unique undergraduate degree program which combines music and an outside field, most notably music technology.
A regional center for the performance of solo and ensemble music representing various styles and periods, the department will provide all supporting courses and experiences necessary for the baccalaureate degree in performance. The department maintains a state-of-the-art technology lab and a facility for the creation of electronic music. Each year the department presents a wide array of concerts and sponsors a variety of activities and services designed to ensure a continuum of musical experiences for the citizens of the Greater Fort Wayne and Northeastern Indiana communities.
The department seeks to increase its enrollment of highly qualified undergraduates, housed in the beautiful John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center adjacent to the visual arts and theatre departments. Classes are kept small and are taught by a distinguished resident faculty and other specialized professionals in the field.