College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Music

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Spring 2017 Concerts

Jacobs School of Music Guitar Ensemble
with special guest Petar Jankovic

The concert will feature virtuoso guitarist and Jacobs School of Music faculty Petar Jankovic as guest soloist. Jankovic will perform the acclaimed concerto Fantasia para un Gentilhombre by Joaquín Rodrigo in a special arrangement for 12 guitars. The program features works by American, Brazilian and Spanish composers, including the recently premiered Ginastera’s Dream by Chrystian Dozza, a piece dedicated to the IU Guitar Ensemble and a homage to the 100th birthday of Argentinean composer Alberto Ginastera.
Thursday, Jan. 12              7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Terrence Wilson Masterclass

All are invited as Fort Wayne Philharmonic piano soloist Terrence Wilson shares ideas for musical interpretation and execution at the keyboard while coaching IPFW students.
Friday, Jan. 13                   4:00 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Admission Free for Everyone
For more information contact the IPFW Department of Music at 260-481-6714 or visit

Three Rivers Honor Band Concert

The Three Rivers Honor Bands weekend brings together great instrumentalists from middle school through high school to participate in musical festivities, which includes coaching by IPFW faculty, members of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, as well as leading conductors from across the nation! More information can be found at or by contacting
Daniel Tembras, coordinator
Saturday, Jan. 28           1:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall
Admission is free for everyone.

Gene Marcus Piano Competition

The IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition is for young pianists, ages 18 and under, from within 100 miles of Fort Wayne. It regularly attracts competitors from Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. More details at:
Sunday, Jan. 29
Finals                              10:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Winners Recital                                 6:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Admission is free for everyone

Music Therapy 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. This recital is admission free for everyone and open to the public. For more information, contact Peggy Farlow at 260-481-6041 or by email at   
Saturday, Feb. 4          2:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Admission is free for everyone.

Jazz Ensemble

Enjoy an evening of big band jazz with IPFW’s jazz ensemble in the beautiful acoustic environment of Auer Performance Hall.
Farrell Vernon, Conductor
Friday, Feb. 10                 7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

Clarinet and Flute Day

This event is open to flutists and clarinetists, regardless of age, and will feature workshops and performances led by faculty artists Vivianne Belanger and Cynthia Greider.  Special guests are Jonathan Gunn, principal clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony from 2011–2106, and Jennifer Gunn, piccolo of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Instrumental vendors also will be on hand. Please contact Cynthia Greider or Vivianne Belanger for more information.
Sunday, Feb. 12               11:30 a.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Admission is free for everyone.

Clarinet and Flute Day Guest Artists
Jennifer Gunn, piccolo and Jonathan Gunn, clarinet

Jennifer Gunn plays the piccolo for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Jonathan Gunn is Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin. They will conclude IPFW Clarinet and Flute Day with a public recital.
Sunday, Feb. 12                7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

IPFW Community Orchestra

Winners of the IPFW Concerto Competition will be front and center in this program. The winners include Joshua Hettinger, trombone; Alana Miller, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Nesler, piano; Sonia Salas, soprano; and Sam Thomas, euphonium.
David Cooke, Conductor
Monday, Feb. 13               7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

Tuba and Euphonium Studio Recital

Students of Chance Trottman-Huiet, the new tuba and euphonium professor at IPFW, will be featured soloists in a program that will include the tuba euphonium ensemble.
Tuesday, Feb. 21             7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

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IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition

Gene Marcus Piano Camp