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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 MPO Friends held the 26th Annual Marion Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto|Aria Competition on November 21, 2015 in the Baker Recital Hall on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University. The competition was open to all Indiana High School students and Collegiate students in Grant County. Participants were required to play a movement from the standard repertoire that has orchestral accompaniment. Winners in both divisions received a cash prize, and the Collegiate winner will be given the opportunity to perform with the MPO on a regularly scheduled concert.
Flutist Clara Loisch, a sophomore at Taylor University, was chosen as this year’s winner of the Collegiate Division for her performance of Demersseman’s Sixth Solo. Clara will perform with the MPO on a regular season concert in 2016-2017. Runner-up in the Collegiate Division was Michael "Nash" Flanagin, sophomore at Indiana Wesleyan University. Nash performed the second and fourth movements of Rosauro’s Concerto for Marimba.
Five IWU Students placed at the Indiana National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions/competition. This competition was held at DePauw University on Saturday, November 7th.
Landon Staley – 3rd place – Junior Men
Rachel Burgos – 3rd place – Sophomore Women
Aaron Secaur – 2nd place – Sophomore men
Andrew Curry – 3rd place - Sophomore men
Kris Stephens – 2nd place – Advanced College Men/Women
On November 10, Professor Todd Williams participated in the Marian Anderson Award Gala as a performer with the Wynton Marsalis Septet. Todd is a former member of the original septet, which has made a significant impact on what has become today’s jazz scene as well as on jazz education. Multi-Grammy, Pulitzer Prize, and Honorary Doctorate recipient, Wynton Marsalis added the prestigious Marian Anderson Award to his list of honors this evening in Philadelphia at the Kimmel Performing Arts Center. For the reception of this award his original septet was invited to perform to celebrate the event.
Indiana Wesleyan University Chorale Performs in Washington DC.
The 74 voice Indiana Wesleyan University Chorale was invited to perform in Washington DC on September 26, 2015. The Chorale was invited by the Family Research Council, as musical guests for the Faith, Family and Freedom Gala Dinner.
The Family Research Council (FRC) is committed to advancing faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview. FRC’s policy successes include leading roles in the passage of roughly one billion dollars in family and child tax relief, protection of the Hyde amendment to prevent taxpayer subsidy of abortion passage of the Weldon rider to permanently prevent patenting of human organisms, the Defense of Marriage Act, protection of children from online pornography, adoption of education savings accounts, welfare reform and family choice in child care, domestic and international funding of education for abstinence, and exposing and opposing pro-abortion and inhumane aspects of health care reform. FRC’s vision is a culture in which human life is valued, families flourish and religious liberty thrives.
The Faith, Family and Freedom Gala Dinner honored the vision and leadership of L. Brent Bozell, III. Since Brent Bozell founded the Media Research Center (MCR) in 1987, the organization has become the nation’s premier media watchdog. The MCR has developed the largest video archive in the world; the popular NewsBusters.org site; the CNSNew.com internet news service; the Business and Media Institute and the Culture and Media Institute. The MRC has over 500,000 members nationwide.
The Chorale’s performance was met with three standing ovations from the nearly 800 people in attendance.
Indiana Wesleyan University Chorale Performs at New Life Wesleyan Church
The 74 voice Indiana Wesleyan University Chorale had the privilege of performing at one of the largest Wesleyan Churches on the East Coast. On September 27, 2015 the Chorale was invited to be a part of the New Life Wesleyan Church’s two morning services. New Life Wesleyan Church is located in La Plata, Maryland. The lead pastor this exciting, multi-ethnic, and multi-generational church is Rev. Mike Hilson.
The Chorale provided music in each of the standing room only services at 9:00 and 11:00. The Chorale was met with “overwhelming appreciation and approval” as the students ministered through testimony and song.
Indiana Wesleyan University Chorale travels to Tennessee for concerts; celebrates former President’s 50th wedding anniversary.
The 74 voice Indiana Wesleyan University Chorale traveled to Tennessee on October 17, 18 and 19. The Chorale performed concerts in both Knoxville and Louden Tennessee. On Sunday October 18, the Chorale had the privilege of providing music for both the 8:45 and 11:00 am services at Central Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. This was the Chorale’s first time performing at Central Baptist and the Chorale was well received by the congregation. Students were housed Saturday evening by host families of the congregation. Dr. Paul Magyar, Music Minister and Worship Arts director commented on the excellent musicality of the Chorale, and the professional and courteous manners they demonstrated with the host families.
That evening the Chorale had the immense pleasure and privilege to perform a full concert at the First Baptist Church Tellico Village in Louden, Tennessee. This is the church of Dr. James and Tommie Barnes. Dr. Barnes served as President of Indiana Wesleyan University from 1987-2006 and is credited with transforming Indiana Wesleyan University from a small, struggling Christian College into one of the largest and most successful evangelical Christian Universities in the world. Dr. Barnes served as the university’s first Chancellor from 2006-2010. In 2010 the Student Center was renamed the Barnes Student Center, in his honor. Over the years Dr. Barnes has been a true “friend” of the Division Music, through his constant and consistent attendance at concerts, his care and compassion for its members, and his love for the performing arts.
The concert on Sunday night was sponsored by both Tommie and Jim, as a gift to the church in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.
Last updated: 11/23/2015