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.
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.
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!
Two IWU Pianists Earn Awards
Justin Colwell and Andrew Jones entered the District Indiana Music Teachers Association Collegiate level "Hoosier Auditions" on April 12, 2014. This annual competitive performance provides students with a written performance evaluation and the opportunity to advance to the state level of competition. There are nine District sites across the state of Indiana and the winner of each District level advances to the final, State Round. Justin received honorable mention and Andrew was awarded state alternate. Congratulations Justin and Andrew!
IWU Professor and Student Team Prepare for trip to Zambia
Director of Bands, Michael Flanagin, will be taking a group of 10 IWU Students to Zambia in June to work with the Choma Academy of Music in Choma and Livingstone, Zambia. These students will work closely with young musicians, many who are orphaned by the result of HIV/AIDS. The group will also have the opportunity to perform in different venues throughout the country. This is the third trip IWU will be taking to Choma in as many years. Flanagin currently volunteers to help develop the curriculum in this music academy that has grown from 2 students to 250 students in the last 5 years.
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