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
Throughout their students years, music majors distinguish themselves as artist and scholars. Graduates of the IPFW Department of Music continue to excel through acceptances into excellent graduate programs and through their professional accomplishments.
Music therapist Allison Hamman, (’12) proprietor of and a music therapist at Mainstay Music Therapy which provides music therapy services under Indiana’s Medicaid Waiver Program to those with intellectual and physical disabilities in Fort Wayne and surrounding areas. They also provide music therapy services to businesses and individuals not part of the Medicaid program. Alongside Hamman, Kim Yoder (’12) also works as an independent contractor for Mainstay Music Therapy.
Music Therapist Lora (Ormiston) Barthelman (’11 ), who works with Chris Ashworth, a 29-year-old autistic resident of Souix Falls, S.D., was featured in the October electronic issue of Society for the Arts in Healthcare.
Zach Kohlmeier, BME’11 accepted a position as instrumental director, Hicksville High School, Hicksville, Ohio
Jenifer Hoffman, Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance (2009) was accepted into the Master of Music in Saxophone performance degree program at the University of South Carolina
Scott Workman, Bachelor of Music Education (2011) was accepted into the Master of Music in Guitar Performance degree program at Indiana University South Bend
Shannon Schoville, Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance (2011) was accepted into the Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree at Converse College, South Carolina
Elsie Johnson, Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance (2011) was accepted into the Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy degree program at Butler University, Indianapolis
Carlos Smith, Bachelor of Music Education (2010) was accepted into the Master of Divinity degree program at Covenant Theological Seminary (St. Louis)
Tracey Jude Murray (B.S. ’05, music therapy) has published a second illustrated children’s book, Mr. Topaz is Left in Charge. In 2005 she got her first idea for a book based on a common problem she saw in her therapy practice—anger in kids. Filling a specialty niche in the world of children’s books, she often speaks to support groups for parents of children with autism.
Soprano Tess Reiling (B.M. ’04, voice) and Steve Walley performed “My Funny Valentine” and “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love)” in Part 4–Hear My Story, presented by the Primrose Theatre Project on February 13, at the One World Cafe in the Three Rivers Natural Food Co-op. They also performed in the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity Concert at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse on February 22.
Recent music education and music therapy graduates are teaching in Fort Wayne and beyond.
Judy Rhoades (B.M.Ed. ’07), grades K–5 music teacher, Harris Elementary School, Fort Wayne
Cory Kelley (B.M.Ed. ’07), grades 5–12 instrumental music teacher, Hicksville (Ohio) schools
Matt Lovell (B.M.Ed. ’07), grades 5–12 instrumental music teacher, Antwerp (Ohio) Local Schools
Dan Baker (B.M.Ed. ’05), choral music teacher, Northridge High School, Middlebury, Indiana
Music therapist Peggy Farlow (B.S. ’00, music therapy) joined the IPFW Deptartment of Music as a continuing lecturer in music therapy.
Lindsey Oldham (B.S. ’08, music therapy) is a music therapist with Opportunities for Growth in Indianapolis.
Lauren Stoner (B.S. ’08, music therapy) is a music therapist with the North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center in Gainesville.