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The Indiana Wesleyan University Division of Music seeks to develop students in an awareness of accountability to God and the importance of a personal commitment to Christ. It is the faculty's strong desire that this commitment become apparent in the student's attitude toward his or her music. We believe it is vital to recognize that all gifts and talents are given by God, to be cultivated to their highest potential for his glory and service.

The Division of Music recently received reaccreditation with the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). This is a testimony to the strength of our programs and the level of respect our division enjoys among other colleges and universities.

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Division News & Events

IWU Division of Music Events List - Spring 2015

The IWU Division of Music has released the a list of all performances for Spring 2015. Click here to see this list. To see a detailed description of performances in March 2015, click here.

IWU Chorale to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Chorale Photo

The 82 voice, University Chorale has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, March 8, 2015. The Chorale will perform, Requiem by Maurice Durufle’. The concert, which will also feature the Chorale in a 20 minute presentation of their traditional tour literature is sponsored by the Masterworks series. This series offers qualified ensembles the opportunity to collaborate on a major work with a renowned guest conductor, and the all-professional New York City Chamber Orchestra and soloists. The appearance at Carnegie Hall is in conjunction with the Chorale’s annual Spring Break Tour.

Saturday, February 28, 6 PM, Willoughby Hills Evangelical Free Church, Willoughby Hills, OH

Sunday, March 1, 9:30 and 11 AM, Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, Hamburg, NY

Sunday, March 1, 6:30 PM, Wesleyan Church of Hamburg-South Creek, Eden, NY

Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 PM, Chichester United Wesleyan Church, Aston, PA

Wednesday, March 4, 9:25 AM, Christopher Dock High School, Lansdale, PA

Wednesday, March 4, 7 PM, Christ Wesleyan Church, Milton, PA

Thursday, March 5, 6 PM, Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville, PA

Sunday, March 8, 8:30 PM, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

Monday, March 9, 10:00 AM, Northside Charter High School, Brooklyn, NY

Ann Marie Wilcox-Daehn to Perform at IWU, March 12, 7:30 PM, Baker Recital Hall

Daehn Photo

A Fête of the Feminine
An Art Song Recital of Music by Female Composers Featuring Works by Alma Mahler, Libby Larsen, Cecile Chaminade, Marci Heisler and Zina Goldrich, and Lori Laitman

Thursday, March 12, 7:30 PM, Baker Recital Hall

A Guest Recital by

ANN MARIE WILCOX-DAEHN, mezzo-soprano
PETER COLLINS, piano

Ann Marie Wilcox-Daehn, mezzo soprano, thrives on a performing career that includes oratorio, opera, art song, and musical theater. A frequent oratorio soloist, she has appeared at Carnegie Hall in the Mozart Requiem, Haydn’s Creation Mass, and Vivaldi’s Gloria. Of the over 35 roles to her credit, favorites include Carmen; Dorabella in Cosí fan Tutte; Cinderella in La Cenerentola and Aldonza in Man of la Mancha. Dr. Daehn is currently an Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of Opera at Missouri State University. Peter Collins is Professor of Music–Piano and Coordinator of the Keyboard Division at Missouri State University. He has served on the faculties of the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Missouri Fine Arts Academy and the Bösendorfer International Piano Academy in Vienna. His research and interpretation of nineteenth-century piano music of his native city of New Orleans has led to the compact disc recording The Piano Music of Basile Barès released by Centaur Records. His extensive experience as a collaborative pianist has resulted in eight other compact disc recordings.

IWU Alum Stars in American Premiere of the opera, Mansfield Park

Rebecca Roy, a recent graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, starred in the American Premiere of Mansfield Park, a chamber opera in two acts by Jonathan Dove. The work is based on the novel by Jane Austen. Rebecca Roy played the role of Lady Bertram. The opera made its American Premiere in Baltimore, Maryland and was presented by the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Dr. Isai Jess Munoz Performs in New York City

Jess Munoz

Lauded by the New York Times for his "extraordinary blend of colorful voice and powerful stage presence,” Dr. Isai Jess Munoz, alongside his wife, pianist Dr. Oksana Glouchko will return to the recital stage in 2015 with performances throughout the United States. Their recital tour will begin in New York City on January 29th at The Historical Marble Collegiate Church as part of the acclaimed "Visionary Voices” concert series. The New York program will highlight composers whose works have been underrepresented as a result of racial censorship. The duo will then appear at the University of Dayton, Illinois State University, Missouri State University, and the University of Central Florida with performances of Iberian and Latin American Music. These recitals are made possible by career grants from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts for the duo's work in the dissemination of underrepresented Hispanic vocal repertoire.

Tenor Jess Muñoz has appeared with The New York City Opera and The New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, The American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Alvin Ailey Dance on Broadway, The Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, The Verbier Festival in Switzerland, and many more organizations around the world. Dr. Muñoz enthusiastically works with a vast array of students- from young beginning singers to celebrity clients performing on Broadway, in opera, and other varied areas of contemporary and classical commercial music.

IWU Professor Guest Conducts at Juilliard

Williams and Juilliard

IWU's Todd Williams served as the guest conductor for the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra on Wednesday, January 21st in the Sharp Theatre at the Juilliard School of Music. The Jazz Orchestra played the music of Ornette Coleman. The picture above is Professor Todd Williams directing the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra. This photo is used courtesy of Hiroyuki Ito and Juilliard.