Find Your Way Forward

Division of Music+Theatre

Regardless of where you work or who you work for, one thing is certain: you’ll need to communicate clearly and effectively. With a degree from IWU’s Division of Music+Theatre, you’ll gain professional experience and be prepared to work in any industry.

As our student, you’ll become an effective communicator across a variety of platforms and environments. No matter your goal, our programs are designed to help you jumpstart your career in a professional setting or prepare you for graduate studies.

Our professors are experts in their field and are committed to advancing their knowledge base within the communication and theatre discipline. Our small class sizes provide you with the opportunity to build a relationship with your professors. They want to get to know you both academically and individually.

Our division’s motto is Voice for the Voiceless. As a student, you’ll learn how to give voice to the stories around you—stories that are told with professionalism, integrity and human connection. Within each major, you’ll learn how to give voice whether that is on stage, on-air or in print.

Explore our academic programs, visit our facilities, check out our IWU Theatre Guild, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, and reach out to our professors. We are here to help you every step of the way.

Browse Programs > Request Info

Upcoming Music+Theatre Events


Connect With Us!

IWU Theatre Guild




Distinguished Faculty

Tammie Huntington Headshot

Tammie Huntington


Dr. Tammie Huntington will be honored as one of this year's recipients of the Alumni Achievement Award of the School of Music at Ball State University. This award is a mid-career recognition of Ball State University's alumni who are "standing out and doing great things within their specific area of music." Congratulations Dr. Huntington!

View Profile

Find the way Forward

Explore the Division of Music+Theatre to further develop your God-given talents!

Request Info

What Makes IWU So Unique

Jazz Drummer
National Association of Schools of Music ( NASM)

It is one thing to say that you have a good school of music; it is quite another to have an outside body recognize that your programs are in good standing.

Indiana Wesleyan University has been an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1994. NASM, founded in 1924, is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 630 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials. Institutional membership is gained only through the peer review process of accreditation.

NASM Contact:
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) | 703-437-0700
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, Virginia 20190-5248

IWU Chorale
IWU Chorale

The Indiana Wesleyan University Chorale strives to present the finest level of performance and ministry in choral music. Membership in this 60-voice ensemble represents a wide spectrum of majors.

Over the years, the Chorale has been honored to participate in many special events, including the Gaither Praise Gathering and the 2000 dedication of the Van Kampen Foundation's Hampton Court in Herefordshire, England. The Chorale has also appeared as musical guests at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, and at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Chorale has also performed in Europe with concerts in St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland; St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England; Sacre Coeur, Paris, France; St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy; and St. Mark's Basilica, Venice, Italy.

Each year, the Chorale prepares for several regularly scheduled concerts throughout the Midwestern United States, as well as a weeklong spring tour.

Wind Ensemble
Wind Ensemble

The Indiana Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble strives to present the finest level of performance and ministry through concert band and wind ensemble literature. Membership in this ensemble represents a wide spectrum of majors.

The concept of the Wind Ensemble was developed in the mid-'50s by conductor and musician Frederick Fennell, using only one instrumentalist per part. Fennell's concept grew in popularity throughout the '50s and '60s and continues today.

The IWU Wind Ensemble was founded in 1995, and it soon became the premier touring instrumental ensemble of the University.

The Wind Ensemble presents several performances on the Marion campus and many regularly scheduled concerts throughout the Midwest, including two weekends in the fall and two in the spring, and a weeklong tour during IWU's spring break.


View the programs section above to view the current selection of programs in Indiana Wesleyan University's Division of Music.
A music minor may be taken as an adjunct to another major.

There are specific requirements which must be met in order to register as a music major at Indiana Wesleyan University.

You can expect to audition for the Division of Music faculty, submit letters of recommendation, and complete a music theory placement exam.

For a more thorough look at the admission requirements, review the Smart Catalog.

Scholarships are offered only for music majors, however, there are several service grants which may be given to members of ensembles.

Large ensembles include:

  • University Chorale
  • University Wind Ensemble
  • University Orchestra
  • Campus Choir
  • Cantate
  • Marching Band

Several small ensembles are also available, including:

  • String Quartets
  • Flute Choir
  • Piano Ensemble
  • Jazz Combo
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • World Drumming Ensemble

View all ensembles.

Christian Service Teams are formed and scheduled through the Office of Church Relations. Auditions are usually scheduled at the beginning of the fall semester each year.

All music programs are located in the Phillippe Performing Arts Center.

This facility offers up-to-date classrooms, practice rooms, rehearsal space, recital halls, and teaching studios.

The Music Division strongly encourages students to become involved in study abroad opportunities.

To learn more about the global engagement opportunities through Indiana Wesleyan University's Division of Music, please visit our Study Abroad page.