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Posted on October 18, 2017 at 12:00:00 pm by Elaina R.

Scholarly Sound: Upcoming Concerts at Fort Wayne's Universities

Fort Wayne is home to three universities, two of which have music programs. Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW) and the University of St. Francis bolster the musical community in the area, feeding avocational and professional groups in the city. As a professional singer at Heartland Sings, I’ve had the pleasure of singing and working with IPFW and St. Francis music graduates and can attest to their talents.

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The Fort Wayne Philharmonic is a full-time orchestra with a vibrant annual series. In addition to its resident players, they have a volunteer chorus and they often hire soloists to perform in larger works. I caught up with Orion Rapp, Principal Oboist at the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, to get the scoop on the rest of the 2016-2017 concerts.

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Posted on June 28, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Elaina R.

12 Things to Know About Heartland Sings

If you're visiting Fort Wayne and you appreciate music, you should know about Heartland Sings, Fort Wayne's professional vocal group. I may be biased (I'm the group's full-time soprano), but Heartland Sings truly has a lot to offer and will likely be performing during your visit. Here are 12 things you should know about this very special organization.

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Posted on April 11, 2016 at 11:00:00 am by Elaina R.

Heartland Sings Brings Professional Vocalists to Fort Wayne

If you're a fan of vocal music and are planning a visit to Fort Wayne, you're in luck. Last September, something revolutionary happened here. Heartland Sings, a nonprofit vocal arts company founded in 1999, hired four full-time vocalists after a rigorous three-step audition process. A fifth

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Posted on February 19, 2016 at 3:00:00 am by Kayleen R.

Phil Meets ‘Penny Lane’ in Beatles Tribute

I'd be hard-pressed to pick my favorite Beatles tune. It might be ‘Hard Days Night' or "I Wanna Hold Your Hand' or a myriad of others.


Who doesn't like the Beatles?


I grew up listening to their wildly popular tunes on tape cassettes in the 1980s when friends were into more contemporary artists. Unfortunately, the Fab Four had disbanded in 1970 after a decade of performing musically together and ruling the airwaves. I never had the opportunity to hear them at a live concert.

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Posted on February 12, 2016 at 6:00:00 am by Jessa C.

Spring Break in Fort Wayne

Can't get away to Florida this year? While it may not be 90 degrees in Fort Wayne this March and April, there are many great activities and events that will let you get away for Spring Break in Fort Wayne and not break the bank!

Through the end of March and beginning of April, Fort Wayne is

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One of my favorite literary works is coming to life on the musical stage soon here in Fort Wayne! 

The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre will present Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' musical, comedic adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic horror tale Frankenstein, at the end of this month in the Arts United building.

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