We hope you can join us for the Spotlight on Music on Monday, February 19, 2018!  Here’s what you’ll experience that day:

9:00 AM Welcome (w/ student performances)
10:00 AM Chapel
11:00 AM Lunch with Music Faculty and Students
12:00 PM Panel Discussions with Music Faculty - one for Students and one for Parents
12:45 PM Tour of Music Facilities
Campus Tours
Auditions / Practice with accompanists
3:40 PM Wind Ensemble Rehearsal
4:40 PM Chorale Rehearsal
6:30 PM

Dress Rehearsal for Die Fledermaus

Orchastra Conductor


Student Auditioning

We invite seniors to apply for a scholarship and set up an audition during the Spotlight Day.  Those who audition on this day have the opportunity to be awarded a $16,000 scholarship.  You’ll find more information about the audition process at https://www.indwes.edu/undergraduate/majors/division-of-music/auditions-and-scholarship.  Please call the Division of Music at 765-677-2152 to schedule an audition time.  Accompanists will be provided for those who need it.  Please e-mail a copy of the music to lori.nevil@indwes.edu or fax it to her at 765-677-2620.  Auditions can be completed on other dates, but all auditions must be completed by March 1, 2018.

Safekeeping Your Instruments

Instruments can be kept in the Instrumental Rehearsal Room (PPAC 150) while you are on campus.  You are welcome to drop them off there after 8:45 Monday morning.  There is a class until that time.  If you would like to drop your instrument off earlier, you can take it to the Music Division Offices, Suite 100 any time after 7:30.  If you are joining us for Sunday activities, you are welcome to leave your instrument at that time.  The room will be secure overnight.

Music Theory Placement Exam

Wind EnsembleStudents interested in majoring in music should take the Music Theory Placement Exam.  Although it has no bearing on scholarships, it helps determine at what level students will begin their music theory courses.  Placement Exams will be administered following auditions or on Sunday afternoon for those coming to campus on Sunday.  See information below about Sunday activities.


Sunday, February 18

If your schedule permits, we encourage you to join us Sunday.  The Music Division faculty and students would enjoy the opportunity to get to know you better. To help us plan, we request advance registration. Please RSVP for Sunday evening when you submit your Spotlight registration, call the Division of Music at 765-677-2152 or e-mail lori.nevil@indwes.edu by Wednesday, February 14.

Student playing clarinet
2:30 PM Registration Opens
Phillippe Performing Arts Center (PPAC) / Baker Recital Hall Lobby
(Please enter through Door 3 on the South side of the PPAC)
3:00 - 5:00 PM Tours of the PPAC
Those auditioning on Monday can also work with their accompanist during this time
5:00 PM Catered Dinner
Meet with individual faculty members during this informal time
6:15 PM IWU Student-led Worship
Baker Recital Hall
7:15 PM Faculty Recital
Baker Recital Hall