Friends of Music (FoM) grew out of a need to provide a base of community and alumni support for the Department of Performing Arts at Methodist University. Over the last few years, FoM has been fortunate enough to help bring a wide variety of faculty-student concerts to campus, establish an endowed music scholarship, and present professional guest artist concerts and master classes. With your continued support, we can bring this excellence in music to everyone in our community.

The Arts Council of Fayetteville and Cumberland County

The Friends of Music Guest Artist Series is supported by the Arts Council in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

Our Goals

  • Increase support and donations for the Friends of Music at Methodist Endowed Scholarship fund
  • Provide funds for the Department of Performing Arts
  • Provide funds for special guest artist performances, festivals, performance series and/or professional master classes
  • Develop projects that explore important issues in music education
  • Assist the Department of Performing Arts with the identification and recruitment of prospective students

Current Season

The Friends of Music Guest Artist Series is on hiatus in the 2024-25 academic year.

Board Members

Angelica Ahrens
Monica Clyne
Keith Dippre, Faculty Liaison
Dave Harsent
Clay Potter
Kayleen Roussin, President
Champ Saint-Amand
Wendy Vonnegut

Honorary Members

The late Jane Weeks Gardiner, Founder
Elaine Bryant Hayes
Betty-Neill Parsons ’64
Margaret Anne Player
Carol Short
Lou Tippett
Donna A. Wiggs
Mary F. Wright ’68