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.
We invite you to explore our five different curriculum tracks. We encourage you to visit us on Facebook and to "like" us! Please feel free to contact us so that we may send additional information about the exciting opportunities available to you at IWU.
The IWU Early Music Ensemble will have its first performance at Concordia Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN on Friday, September 30, at 3:30 PM. The Indiana Wesleyan University Early Music Ensemble is a group of singers and instrumentalists conducted by Thompson. The ensemble’s primary focus is performing liturgical music from the ancient Christian church through the 18th century.
Mari Wilkerson, 2015 IWU Graduate, competed as a semi-finalist in the National Music Theater Competition in Chicago. The competition was part of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) convention held July 8-12, 2016. Mari placed in the top 24 vocalists after an extensive audition process that took place in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and online.
While at IWU, Mari received a degree in Music Education and studied voice with Dr. Lisa Dawson. She also spent a lot of time on the stage. She had the lead role as Mary Lennox in “The Secret Garden” and appeared as Beth Moss in “The Tender Land” as well as other shows, recitals and performances. During her Junior year of college, Mari was awarded First Place in the advance Music Theater Category at the Indiana NATS Competition.
IWU Alum, Jesse Thompson, graduated with an applied degree in guitar and bass. Jesse's new Indianapolis based band, Be On It, released their first CD on July 9, 2016. It is available on iTunes and Amazon and is a mix of instrumental jazz, R&B, funk, and hip-hop. Jesse can be seen playing guitar on Be On It's first video.
Justin Colwell (‘16 BM Piano Performance) competed at the final round of Indiana Music Teachers Association Piano Audition as a district winner and was selected as the state winner of 2016. He performed works by Schubert, Liszt and Ullmann. He will attend the summer Masterworks Festival in June then move to Kansas City to pursue a Masters of Music at UMKC Conservatory where he has been awarded the Graduate Teaching Assistantship.
Last updated: 09/15/2016