The Music Education program at Indiana Wesleyan University provides a Christ-centered academic curriculum that prepares the student to achieve teacher certification in the areas of choral, general, and instrumental music. Our faculty members hold Master's and Doctoral degrees from highly-regarded institutions of higher learning in the area of music education. They hold memberships in various professional organizations and are in demand as clinicians, guest conductors, adjudicators, and performers, and serve on national executive music education committees. These instructors have real-world experience in the K-12 school music setting, enabling them to bring to life academic theory and educational philosophy.

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


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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