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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The Indiana Wesleyan University Orchestra will present “A Hero’s Song,” a night of heroic music. The concert will feature Summon the Heroes and the Superman March by John Williams, Music from Spider-Man by Danny Elfman, Finlandia by Jean Sibelius, and the Funeral March from Symphony No. 3 and the Egmont Overture by Beethoven. The IWU Orchestra will be conducted by Dr. Jason Thompson and student conductor Justin Colwell.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 7:30 PM
Phillippe Performing Arts Center Auditorium
Tickets are $10 for general admission. Student and senior tickets are available for $5.Tickets are available at the door or by calling the PPAC box office at 765-677-2610.
Two Piano professors from Anderson University and Indiana Wesleyan University will collaborate on two pianos. They have different colors and styles on the piano. Frieling is strong and passionate while Park-Kimis tender and lyrical. Together they complement each other as duo pianists. They will be playing works by J.S. Bach in jazz style, Carnival of Animals by Saint-Saëns, & Hungarian Dances by Brahms. This concert is open to the public. Children are welcome and admission is free.
Oct. 27, 2015
Tuesday 7:30 p.m.
Baker Recital Hall
Lift Up Your Heads is a live performance of Todd Williams in rare saxophone form with one of the best bands worldwide. Backing Him are Marcus Roberts, piano, Reginald Veal, bass, and Herlin Riley, drums. The performance explores seven lyrical tracks which will absolutely engage you to clap and snap along with the live audience! Todd performs on both tenor and soprano saxophones, wailin' singin' and shoutin'!
Sometimes memories evoke a sad nostalgia of good times long gone. However, memories can also give us comfort to overcome sorrow and courage to face challenges. In this recording, memories provide a source to create something new and expand our imagination. The CD includes variations written for piano based on pre-existing themes from past musical sources ranging from old English ballads, to pop music, to hymns and to folk melodies such as “Barbara Allen”, Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne,” and the hymn “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken.” Although I am a classical pianist, I listen and have always enjoyed other genres of music as well. The piano variations in this CD bring back the memories of some of the “other” genres of music and lyrics that I loved listening to. I hope this CD will bridge the old and new, the past and present, the classical and contemporary. The CD is available at www.cdbaby.com
Dr. Michael Dennis was recently invited to participate in the 150th anniversary Celebration of the birth of Charles Price Jones at the 119th National Convention of the Church of Christ Holiness (USA) on July 27, 2015 in Dallas Texas. Dr. Dennis sang with the National Choir and led them in his stirring arrangement of the classic hymn, "Come Unto Me." He was also privileged to address the convention on behalf of Indiana Wesleyan and share a portion of his experience teaching the music and life of C.P. Jones. Dr. Dennis was able to play and distribute the DVD of the University Singers concert from November 2014, "Jesus Only, featuring the hymns of Jones. The outpouring of appreciation for the arrangement, his joy and energy and love for the music and message of the C.P. Jones was evident.