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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 February 2015, click here.

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.

IWU Musical Theater Presents: Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s "South Pacific"; Feb. 13-14; Feb. 20-21

South Pacific

From the haunting “Bali Hai” to the exquisite “Some Enchanted Evening,” this Rodgers & Hammerstein classic contains some of the most glorious music ever written. The winner of 10 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, South Pacific tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples on a remote island in the Pacific – a U.S. Navy nurse and an expatriate French plantation owner, and a Marine Corps lieutenant and a young local girl – and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and their own prejudices. South Pacific balances intimate, personal stories with the sweeping grandeur of wartime drama. We invite you to join us for this lush and exciting new production!

Woodlan High School Show Choir to perform "GLITCH" by Dr. Todd Syswerda

On Friday, January 30, at 2:30 PM, the stage in IWU’s Baker Recital Hall will be filled with singers and musicians from Warrior Ambition, the show choir and band from Woodlan High School. This group will be presenting an original show created by Dr. Todd Syswerda. The group’s director, Mr. Kyle Romine, is a former student and good friend of Dr. Syswerda which made it easy for them to collaborate on an original work. The show, “GLITCH”, focuses on the fact that we all stand out in some way, we all have our idiosyncrasies. However, the sooner we can accept and embrace our “individual-ness” the sooner we can feel okay with ourselves.

Warrior Ambition

Six Instrumentalists Represent IWU at IMEA Conference

Intercollegiate 2015

Six instrumentalists were selected to perform with the IMEA Intercollegiate Masterworks Ensemble on Friday, January 16, at the historic Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The performance was the showcase concert for the Indiana Music Educators Professional Development Conference held in Fort Wayne from January 15-17. The ensemble performed music of Brahms and Vaughan Williams under the baton of Dr. William Weinert from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. The instrumentalists selected (from L to R) were Olivia Thompson, Adam Ashmore, Bryan Sanoshy, Nash Flanagin, Wesley Mui, and Angelica Huffman.

Professor Todd Williams Featured in Jazz Education Videos

Jazz at Lincoln Center has invited Professor Todd Williams of the Indiana Wesleyan University Division of Music to bring his music education approach to the online jazz stage. These videos are a virtual school of jazz on You Tube hosted by Jazz@Lincoln Center. Williams is a former member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet. He was asked to teach and perform in two of what has now evolved into a full library of lessons depicting how to effectively perform jazz music. Check out the videos!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FalA-jO9il4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYRvrONjlUQ

Chorale Featured in Publication

The IWU Chorale was recently featured in The Triangle, a publication of Indiana Wesleyan University. Click here to read article.