At Indiana Wesleyan University, our Applied Music courses are intentionally designed to prepare you to serve the Lord with excellence in your chosen instrument. Our faculty members all have master's or doctoral degrees in Music Performance and are active performers in local, regional, national, and international venues. In addition, many are involved in presenting at regional, national, and international music conferences and shining the light of Jesus by their lives and presence throughout the world of music performance and pedagogy. Excellent instructors as well as performers, they offer years of study, practice, pedagogy, and performance experiences to come alongside and mentor you in your musical and spiritual journey.

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Eunice Rickey; MA, DA Professor; Music euni.rickey@indwes.edu


Dr. Euni Rickey, professor of Music, teaches piano courses and Senior Seminar at IWU. She is director of the annual IWU Piano Pedagogy Conference and coordinator of the IWU Music Academy. She is married to Brian, who is retired from both the V.A. Medical Center and military service. Their children are: daughter Kari (B.S. Nursing, 1999) and son-in-law Eric Hollingsworth; and son Jeffry (B.S. Business Administration, 2002, and Embry Riddle CAPT graduate) and daughter-in-law Amber (B.A. Communication Arts, 2001).

Educational Background:

  • A.A., 1969, Miltonvale Wesleyan
  • B.S., 1971, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • M.A., 1977, Ball State University
  • D.A., 2004, Ball State University


Dr. Rickey's scholarship endeavors lie in the field of pedagogy. She has served on Indiana Music Teachers Association committees and co-directed an annual conference for the IMTA. She has collaborated in performance at the Christian Fellowship of Arts Music National Conference as well as for a variety of local events. Dr. Rickey has also been pianist for the Wesleyan denominational district and general conferences during the past twenty years. 

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