College of Visual and Performing Arts

Upcoming Concerts

Spring 2019 Upcoming Concerts

Saxophone Choir and Quartet Concert

All members of the saxophone family will take the mellow road through the different eras of music in groups of four and more.

Monday, April 15      7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Guitar Studio Recital

Solo works by students under the direction of guitar professor Laura Lydy in the superb acoustic environment of the Rhinehart Recital Hall.

Wednesday, April 17            7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Bands Concert featuring Vivianne Belanger, flute; and Joel Puckett, composer

The concert will feature works by composer-in-residence Joel Puckett, including his wonderful Shadow of Sirius featuring Vivianne Belanger, professor of flute. This delightful evening of music features works by Bernstein, Beaser, and Nelson, among others.
Dan Tembras, conductor

Thursday, April 18   7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall


Jazz Ensemble Concert

Hard-hitting swing, funk and rock are on the menu with the university’s premiere jazz group.
Farrell Vernon, director

Friday, April 19         7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall


Student Composers Recital

Music Composition class is an exciting opportunity for School of Music students to not only write their own compositions, but see them performed in a recital setting. Performers include some composers and fellow students on a variety of instruments.

Monday, April 22      7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Community Orchestra Spring Classics Concert

“Joy, Passion, Anguish, and Strength”
Join us for the tuneful “Karelia Suite” by Jean Sibelius, David Heath’s earthy and exciting Concerto for Soprano Saxophone featuring Christian Karkosky, the haunting and mesmerizing second movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, and Tchaikovsky’s heroic “Marche Slav.”
David Cooke, conductor

Tuesday, April 23      7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall


University Singers Mini-Concert

Conducted by students enrolled in Advanced Conducting Class, the University Singers, will perform two pieces selected by each student conductor in a short mini-concert.

Wednesday, April 24       5:00 p.m.
Admission is free for everyone
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Trombone Ensemble Concert

Slide in for some rousing music by a large group of low voices. This versatile group of horns always manages to hit on a wide span of historical styles and has fun doing so.
David Cooke, director

Wednesday, April 24            7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall


Guest Artist Masterclass featuring Stewart Goodyear, piano

Proclaimed "a phenomenon" by the Los Angeles Times and "one of the best pianists of his generation" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished young pianist as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and composer. Goodyear will work with School of Music pianists in a masterclass setting, prior to his performance with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic on Saturday.

Friday, April 26                     4:00 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Admission is free for everyone

All concerts are in the Rhinehart Music Center unless otherwise noted.

  • Regular Box Office Hours (in the Athletic Center Ticket Office): Monday–Friday 12:30–6:30 pm.
  • Rhinehart Box Office opens one hour prior to the start of events in the Rhinehart Music Center.
  • Summer Box Office Hours: Monday–Friday 1:00 - 6:00 pm.
  • Phone: 260-481-6555Music box office
  • TTD: 260-481-4105
  • Purchase Tickets online:
    • Free admission for Purdue Fort Wayne students with ID
    • Free admission for students 18 years of age and younger
    • $7.00 Adults
    • $6.00 Seniors (60 and older)
    • $4.00 All other students

we invite you to…

Underwrite a Concert or Recital!

The Purdue Fort Wayne School of Music is pleased to present a broad array of concerts and recitals featuring superb faculty artists, exceptional guest artists, as well as our outstanding resident vocal and instrumental ensembles.  We are always delighted to have you with us for our performances!

Private contributions play an important role in our mission to provide inspiring and entertaining musical events for the campus community, Fort Wayne, Northeast Indiana and for audiences outside our region.  

If you would like to contribute to this effort, we invite you to consider underwriting a School of Music concert or recital.

Your tax deductible gift of $250.00 or more allows you to choose the performance you wish to support. Underwriters will be acknowledged in the printed concert program and will receive 10 (ten) free tickets to the sponsored concert.

If you would like to underwrite a School of Music performance, please contact the Chair of the School of Music, at 260-481-6726.

 We hope you enjoy this year’s performances and look forward to having you with us often!