We are extremely excited that you are considering studying the art and science of music!

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 Professor Performs with Harry Connick, Jr.

Harry Connick Jr

On May 3rd, Professor Todd Williams played tenor and soprano sax with singer/pianist, Harry Connick, Jr. and his big band. The performance was at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, Missouri, and was the annual gala for The Children's Charity of St. Louis. Professor Williams was subbing for Harry Connick's regular saxophonist, Geoff Burke. Burke was a student of Williams when he was assistant professor at Queens College in Flushing, NY. This performance was special for Professor Williams as St. Louis is his hometown.

Faculty Recital featuring Phoenix Park-Kim, Piano and Ka-Wai Yu, Cello

Ka-Wai and Phoenix

Come and enjoy “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.” This music performed on cello and piano will be featured on Saturday, September 13 at 4:30 PM in the Baker Recital Hall. The audience will hear familiar melodies dressed in new variations, from different parts of the world, and poetry set to some very blue and sorrowful music by Brahms and Debussy. Admission is free and open to the public.

“An Evening of Piano” Marilyn Shields-Wiltsie & Steve Alan Hyman Two Piano Recital Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Baker Recital Hall

A real treat for all piano lovers! This dynamic two piano duo will bring their audiences to their feet. The program will feature selections by Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Lutoslawski, and Ravel. Marilyn Shields-Wiltsie is a Senior Artist-Teacher of Piano at the Blair School of Music of Vanderbilt University. Dr. Steve Hyman was the inaugural winner of the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual concerto/aria competition. This is a recital benefiting the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra.Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They can be purchased through the IWU box office or by calling the MPO at 662-0012.

IWU Alum Wins Teacher of the Year Award

Amy Dorn, IWU Alum and music educator in the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township in Indianapolis was just awarded "Teacher of the Year" for Guion Creek Middle School. Miss Dorn teaches 6th, 7th and 8th grade choirs including 2 sections of advanced choir, 2 sections of intermediate choir and 2 sections of beginner choir with approximately 40 students in each group. She also co-directs a gospel choir and serves on a committee for improving the arts in Pike. She is involved with taking her groups to ISSMA Organizational Contest, Solo & Ensemble Festivals, directing musicals and is even the cheerleading coach. Guion Creek Middle School is a Title I School in which 95% of the student body is made up of minority students. Congratulations to Amy for this special award!

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