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Rhinehart Music Center at Purdue Fort Wayne

  • Address: 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805
  • Phone: (260) 481-5493
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Meeting Facilities

The Purdue Fort Wayne John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center was designed to serve the university and the community. Visually exciting, the building was created with glass-prismed piano studios, a conference room and lobbies that provide exquisite space for learning and interaction, with panoramic views of the Purdue Fort Wayne Arts Plaza and the heart of the campus.

Inside and out, the Rhinehart Music Center sings. A brick design surrounds the exterior of the building, creating an architectural "score" with a 2nd floor treble staff and a 1st floor bass staff. Windows represent notes and glass prisms add musical accents. Inside, each space has been fine tuned.

Teaching studios, rehearsal spaces, and practice rooms are acoustically isolated and calibrated. Multiple programs can occur at the same time without interfering with each other.

Each building element was designed to enhance sound.


For acoustic balance, the Auer Performance Hall and Rhinehart Recital Hall feature wood and canvas reflector panels hanging from the superstructure to accommodate unamplified vocals and instrumentation as well as amplified spoken word.

Facility Info
  • Theatre Capacity 240
  • 2019-02-17 12:30:00 2019-02-17 21:00:00 Woodwind Day featuring Jazz Clarinetist Frank Glover <p>This all-day event is open to all woodwind players (saxophone, flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon) regardless of age, and will feature workshops and performances led by faculty artists Farrell Vernon, Vivianne Belanger, Pavel Morunov, Cynthia Greider, and Michael Trentacosti. Instrument vendors will also be on hand during the day to allow participants a chance to try new instruments and mouthpieces. Registration for Woodwind Day 2019 begins at 12:30 p.m. at the door. Contact Cynthia Greider 260-744-2853, greiderc@pfw.edu for more information. Woodwind Day is a free event sponsored by Sweetwater and Mynett Music.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-02-19 19:30:00 2019-02-19 19:30:00 Jim Lucas- Omnibus Lecture Series <p class="omnibus-info"><strong>Acclaimed actor and dramatic interpreter<br />REFLECTIONS: The Life and Times of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.</strong><br /><strong><br />Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:30 p.m.</strong></p> <hr /> <p>Jim Lucas received critical acclaim across the nation for his stirring and dramatic recitations and interpretive readings depicting the life and times of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.</p> <p>His resemblance to and interpretation of Dr. King has been called remarkable, awe inspiring, uncanny, and soulful. Former President Clinton praised him as "the most authentic and exhilarating King I have ever seen."</p> <p>In August 1983, Lucas attended the 20th Anniversary of the March on Washington, which inspired him to learn and later recite Dr. King's speeches. Since then, Lucas has traveled nationwide delivering various renditions of Dr. King's I Have a Dream, I've Been to the Mountaintop, excerpts from The Drum Major Instinct, The Letter from Birmingham Jail and other works in a dramatic one-man show.</p> <p>He spoke for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Baptist Convention, and at over 100 colleges and universities around the world.</p> <p>Lucas is currently co-starring in the critically acclaimed play, T<em>he Meeting</em>, a powerful drama about the lives, philosophies, and times of The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X.</p> <p>A student of the teachings of The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Lucas is an advocate of Dr. King's philosophy of non-violent civil action to effect social change.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-03-10 14:00:00 2019-03-10 16:00:00 And This Is My Beloved <p>Borodin's string quartet boasts one of the most enduringly romantic tunes ever written, immortalized in the 1953 musical "Kismet". "This Is My Beloved" was recorded by crooners and musical icons from Sarah Vaughan and Mario Lanza to Sammy Davis, Jr.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-04-17 19:30:00 2019-04-17 19:30:00 Jeff Corwin- Omnibus Lecture Series <p class="omnibus-info"><strong>Host of <em>Ocean Mysteries</em>, Conservationist and Environmental Journalist</strong><br /><strong>Tales from the Field with Jeff Corwin</strong></p> <p class="omnibus-info"><strong>Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:30 p.m.</strong></p> <hr /> <p>Jeff Corwin shares his one-of-a kind perspective on wildlife conservation, empowering audiences to join the movement to save our natural world for future generations.</p> <p>As the host of the Emmy Award-winning ABC wildlife adventure series <em>Ocean Mysteries</em>, Corwin educates and entertains audiences with his knowledge and deepsense of caring about the natural world.</p> <p>During his television career, Corwin also hosted Animal Planet’s <em>The Jeff Corwin Experience</em> and <em>Corwin’s Quest</em>, along with a variety of popular television series on networks like Disney Channel, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and Food Network. His work on CNN’s critically-acclaimed <em>Planet in Peril</em> with Anderson Cooper and as a special science and the environment correspondent for NBC News solidified his place as one of the world's leading environmental journalists.</p> <p>With a focus on awareness and education, Corwin draws on his world travels to enlighten with insights on the current state of environmental conservation efforts, emphasizing that the key to our own survival is the survival of the world’s creatures and ecosystems.</p> <p>He takes audiences on a global tour to witness firsthand the condition of the natural world, sharing a message of hope and humanity, and encouraging us all to play an active and positive role in helping save the Earth’s most threatened animals and natural resources.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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