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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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Dr. Phoenix Park-Kim will have the honor of performing at the Los Angeles AT&T Center Theatre/Auditorium on Sunday, August 18, alongside other renowned performers.
The AT&T Center Theatre is host to the 50th Anniversary Concert celebrating the 1963 March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech.
Read more about this event and Dr. Park-Kim...
After a career spanning nearly two decades, multiple countries and numerous roles, opera professional and IWU professor Isai Jess Muñoz will take a trip this summer back to where it all began: he’s going home.
“It’s interesting because this will be my first time ever singing with the Orlando Philharmonic. It’s my debut with them,” said Muñoz, an Orlando native, of his upcoming role in the Philharmonic’s production of Madama Butterfly. “Though I’ve sung all over the world, my schedule never permitted me to appear in a staged production of an opera back home.”
Friday, February 8, The division of music at Indiana Wesleyan University hosted a master class with New York City Opera Star, Cherry Duke.
Hailed by the press as a “radiant and confident” performer, American mezzo-soprano Cherry Duke “is a singer who communicates both the music and the text impeccably.” Her “striking voice-acting and stage movement” is especially evident in her performances of leading roles such as Carmen, Nerone in The Coronation of Poppea, Jo March in Adamo’s Little Women and Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia. Additionally, she has sung the title roles in Hansel and Gretel and Der Rosenkavalier as well as principal mezzo-soprano roles in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Le nozze di Figaro, Madama Butterfly, Die Zauberflöte, Falstaff, Rigoletto, The Mikado, La Traviata, L’enfant et les sortilèges and The Love for Three Oranges, to name a few. Cherry has performed many roles with New York City Opera and traveled with them to Japan for Little Women and Madama Butterfly. Miss Duke is frequently involved in cross-over and brand-new works. As a soloist in several seasons of New York City Opera’s VOX concerts, she has sung a variety of styles, and at Bard’s SummerScape Festival and Joe’s Pub she was featured in Carl Hancock Rux and Diedre Murray’s “cabaret opera,” The Blackamoor Angel.
As an orchestral concert soloist, Cherry Duke has performed at major venues such as Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. Miss Duke has been a featured soloist in Falla’s El Amor Brujo, Bach’s B-Minor Mass, St. John’s Passion and Weihnachts-Oratorium, Beethoven’s Mass in C and Choral Fantasy, Duruflé’s Requiem, several Haydn masses, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Vesperes Solennes, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Vaughan-Williams’ Magnificat, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio and of course, Händel’s Messiah, as well as orchestral “Pops” concerts.
In 2012, Cherry Duke joined the voice faculty of Bay View Music Festival. Our master class featured 5 of our own students. Ms Duke worked with our singers on vocal technique and performance practice concerns, and also took time to share on her life as a working artist.