The Church Music major at Indiana Wesleyan University is designed to foster the development of excellent musicians with pastoral hearts who demonstrate a passion for the ministry of the local church.

In addition to being accomplished musicians in their own right, our faculty members have served local churches of all sizes, denominations, and worship styles throughout the United States. In addition, they continue to be actively engaged in ministry positions ranging from worship leader to church consultant.

You will be taught and mentored by those who have experienced what they are teaching, giving you insights and instruction not found in textbooks.

Click on a faculty member's name below to learn more about that person.

Marc Wooldridge; MFA, MA, PhD Professor; Music marc.wooldridge@indwes.edu Department - Music Division - Music


Dr. Marc Wooldridge serves as director of Percussion Activities at Indiana Wesleyan University in addition to teaching courses in music theory and composition. He has performed and presented for a variety of notable organizations such as the Lincoln Center Institute, the Percussion Arts Society, and the Charles Ives Center for New Music. He was a founding member of the Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble, a group whose artistic excellence was recognized through a prestigious three-year Residency Grant from Chamber Music America.

As a composer, Dr. Wooldridge has written thirteen works for percussion including Diamond Hill, a marimba duo published by Honey Rock. Wooldridge currently serves as President of the Indiana Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society and is active as a Board Member of the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers. He also serves a Principal Percussionist with the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra and Affiliate Artist with Encore Mallets.

Educational Background:

  • B.M., 1981, Indiana University
  • M.F.A., 1983, University at Buffalo
  • M.A., 1990, University at Buffalo
  • Ph.D., 1992, University at Buffalo


  • Solo Percussion Recitals and Clinician
  • Percussion Ensemble Performance
  • Compositions for Percussion
  • Rhythmic Theory
  • World Percussion

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