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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 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 April 2015, click here.

IWU Percussion Ensemble to Perform

Percussion Ensemble

The IWU Percussion Ensemble and Pans of Praise Steel Drum Band will present a free concert on April 7 at 7:30 PM in Baker Recital Hall. Included on the concert will be: Chromatic Foxtrot by Harry Bruer--a ragtime work featuring Ilana Shinkle as xylophone soloist; Six Marimba by Steve Reich; Concerto for Marimba by Ney Rosauro featuring Nash Flanagin as marimba soloist; and three calypso arrangements for steel drum band: Cachita, Moondance and On the Boardwalk. Come join us for a highly entertaining concert that will appeal to audience of all ages!

IWU Orchestra Concert to Feature Concerto Contest Winner

The IWU Orchestra will perform their Spring concert on Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm. The concert will feature Anna Uecker, violin, winner of the IWU Orchestra Concerto Competition performing Ralph Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending. The program will also feature Professor Mary Grogan performing Italian opera arias, music from the films The Godfather and Lord of the Rings and classic Broadway hits, West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Misérables. Tickets are $3 per person or 2 for $5.

Spring Jazz Concert on April 13

The IWU Jazz Ensemble and Combo in concert, under the direction of Todd Williams, will perform on Monday April 13, 2015, 7:30pm, in the Phillippe Auditorium.

Join us for an evening of popular favorites as well as modern jazz selections. Invite a friend. This will be a great family concert!

Admission: $5

Wind Ensemble to Celebrate 20 Years!

The Indiana Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Michael Flanagin and Dr. Chris Lessly will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the group on Friday, April 17, at 7:30 in the Phillippe Auditorium. The first half of the concert will feature the current members of the wind ensemble playing the music of Bach (Toccata and Fugue in D Minor), David Maslanka’s Give Us This Day, and Dello Joio’s Scenes from the Louvre.

The second half of the concert will include alumni from not only the last 20 years of the wind ensemble but also Brass Dimensions as well as instrumentalists from the days of the IWU Concert Band. We expect to have 85-90 current and former members on stage to play American Overture, Variations on a Korean Folk Song, Riders for the Flag, and many more favorites from the ensemble’s past.

The concert is free and everyone is invited to a reception with the alumni following the concert. The reception will be held outside of Baker Recital Hall.

IWU Pedagogy Conference Set for April 17-18

Plan to attend the 2015 IWU Piano Pedagogy Conference on April 17-18. Please click here to find the conference schedule as well as the registration form. See you there!

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.