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
All concerts are in the Rhinehart Music Center unless otherwise noted.
- Regular Box Office Hours: Monday–Friday 12:30–6:30 p.m.
- Rhinehart Box Office opens one hour prior to the start of events in the Rhinehart Music Center.
- Summer Box Office Hours: Tuesday–Thursday 1-6 p.m.
- Phone: 260-481-6555
- TTD: 260-481-4105
- Purchase Tickets online: www.ipfw.edu/tickets
- Admission for IPFW students with ID is free
- $7.00 Adults
- $6.00 Seniors (60 and older)
- $4.00 All other students
- Children ages 10 and younger are free
we invite you to…
Underwrite a Concert or Recital!
The IPFW Department of Music is pleased to present a broad array of concerts and recitals featuring superb faculty artists, exceptional guest artists, as well as our outstanding resident vocal and instrumental ensembles. We are always delighted to have you with us for our performances!
Private contributions play an important role in our mission to provide inspiring and entertaining musical events for the campus community, Fort Wayne, Northeast Indiana and for audiences outside our region.
If you would like to contribute to this effort, we invite you to consider underwriting a Department of Music concert or recital.
Your tax deductible gift of $250.00 or more allows you to choose the performance you wish to support. Underwriters will be acknowledged in the printed concert program and will receive two (2) Complimentary Tickets for each concert or recital for the remainder of the performance season.
If you would like to underwrite a Department of Music performance, please contact Dr. Robert Bean, Chair of the Department of Music, at 260-481-6712 or e-mail Dr. Bean at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you enjoy this year’s performances and look forward to having you with us often!
Vocal faculty and students will be featured performing a variety of genres.
Students of Fort Wayne Philharmonic mentors and faculty members Alan Severs and Michael Lewellen present an evening of brass chamber music.
Dr. Sam Savage, with Christine Freeman, piano, will perform songs celebrating Verdi’s 200th birthday.
Pianists from the studios of Joyanne Outland and Hamilton Tescarollo will be performing a varied and interesting program.
Pianist Hamilton Tescarollo will present an exciting program including Brahms' Handel Variations, as well as works by Mozart and Brazilian composer Claudio Santoro.
Featuring the dynamic music of Bolero, West Side Story and William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, this is bound to be an exciting night. Featuring soloist Leon Williams, The Phil Chorus and IPFW University Singers.
The concert will feature Jennifer Volk performing Joel Puckett's award winning Shadow of Sirius. Volk is the Fort Wayne Philharmonic mentor and faculty member. Other works include Maslanka’s Mother Earth Fanfare, Wagner’s Trauersinfonie, Copland's El Salón Mexico , and Sousa’s Free Lance March.
The IPFW Faculty Jazz Combo will present arrangements of great Brubeck jazz classics including Take Five, The Unsquare Dance, Blue Rondo ala Turk and Three To Get Ready.
The French love their language and so do IPFW students! The Department of International Language and Culture collaborates with the Department of Music to present the Concours de Poesie. The Concours de Poesie is a poetry competition featuring French students reciting French poetry and music students singing French songs. Light refreshments will be served.
Mozart’s The Magic Flute has charmed audiences for centuries and will be performed by the IPFW Opera Ensemble and members of the New American Youth Ballet, Beth McLeish, director. The opera is directed by Dr. Sam Savage and costumes are being created by students and ensemble members Brianna Gamble and Justin Feichter.
The IPFW Guitar Ensemble performs works for the classical guitar.
Considered the most homogenous of all of the chamber groups, except for the string quartet, the saxophone quartet is comprised of the soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. They will present standard literature from the French Conservatory canon, arrangements of classics and Joplin piano rags.
Associate faculty Mark Stachofsky, along with other IPFW faculty musicians and community guest artists, will perform Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen by Gustav Mahler, Siete Canciones populares españolas by Manuel de Falla and selected songs from Cole Porter.
Alexander Korsantia from the New England Conservatory of Music and guest artist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic will work with select IPFW piano students to further enhance and refine their playing. Teachers, other piano students and the general public are welcome to attend the master class at no charge.
Percussionists perform selections from composers like Joe Green, George Hamilton Green and Charles Johnson, using a mixture of traditional and unique rhythm instruments.
Guitar students from the studio of Laura Lydy will perform solo works from a vast classical guitar repertoire.
Fort Wayne Philharmonic mentor and faculty member David Cooke presents performances featuring students from his trombone studio.
Fort Wayne Philharmonic mentor and faculty member Alan Severs presents his student brass quintet comprised of two trumpets, tuba, trombone and horn.
Fort Wayne Philharmonic mentor and faculty member Jennifer Volk presents performances featuring students from her woodwind studio.
The concert will feature newly composed music works by Department of Music students from the composition studios of Dr. Chris Rutkowski and Dr. Ken Johnson.
Fort Wayne Philharmonic mentor and faculty member Michael Lewellen presents student performances form his horn studio.
Fort Wayne Philharmonic mentor and faculty member Cynthia Greider presents student performances from her woodwind studio.
Fort Wayne Philharmonic mentor and faculty member Alan Severs presents performances featuring students from his trumpet studio.
Dr. Ray Kilburn from Ball State University will work with select IPFW piano students to further enhance and refine their playing. Teachers, other piano students and the general public are welcome to attend the master class at no charge.
Pianist Ray Kilburn will perform a program centering around selected preludes for solo piano by Sergei Rachmaninov. Kilburn is Associate Professor of Piano at Ball State University.
Guest artist and chief musician Joshua Thomas, associate principal saxophone of the United States Coast Guard Band will join the ensembles for this spectacular final concert of the season! Works include Strauss’s beautiful Allerseelen from his Four Last Songs, Shostakovitch’s Folk Dances, and Donald Grantham’s Southern Harmony.
The evening will include faculty guest artist Adam Johnson, trombone and the smooth jazz vocal style of the Singing Dons, one of the newest vocal ensembles on campus. The Singing Dons is a student organization dedicated to the performance and promotion of vocal jazz.
A program entitled Clear Clarinetistry will be presented by the IPFW Clarinet Ensemble with director Cynthia Greider as part of the Music on Old Mill 2012-13 Concert Series.
Join the IPFW University Singers, Chamber Singers and Choral Union in a concert dedicated to the innocent lives lost in Newtown, Conn. The evening will feature music about childhood and sacred works for organ and choir, including selections from the Requiems of Duruflé and Fauré.
Music major Christopher Adamisin on trumpet will be featured performing Vladimir Kryukov's Concert-Poem for trumpet and orchestra. The orchestra will perform Symphony No. 8 in G by Antonin Dvorák.
The IPFW Multi-Media Ensemble will perform live electronic music using a wide variety of computer programs and electronic instruments, as well as live video and animation. Apple iPads serve as virtual instruments and controllers for this exciting concert.
Hamilton Tescarollo, IPFW piano faculty, and Carlos Audi, guest cellist, will perform the world premiere of Chris Rutkowski’s Confluences for cello and piano, as well as Mendelssohn's Sonata No. 2 for piano and cello and Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5.