Division of Fine & Performing Arts

The Division of Fine and Performing Arts at Methodist University includes programs in performance, music education, composition, arts management, and theater, and reflects the rigorous standards of a flagship institution, while offering an intimate environment for students to train as scholars, practitioners, and educators in the arts. Our courses integrate creativity and critical inquiry and emphasize artistic excellence, interdisciplinary learning, and collaborative performances.


  • We seek to ensure that all students at Methodist University have an opportunity to investigate, collaborate, and experience the arts. Additionally, we endeavor to prepare students completing arts-focused academic majors, minors, and concentrations to:
    • Compete at the highest level for employment within the arts community
    • Enter graduate school fully prepared both artistically and academically

Top Events

Audition Prep Day

This free workshop is for all high school students who desire the best possible results at auditions for All-County, All-District, NC Honors Programs, and college admission. This year, the class is Oct. 17, 2022 from 1-4 p.m. Please click on “learn more” to register so that we know you’re coming!

Friends of Music

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.


SummerJam! is open to all musicians ages 11-18 who want to enhance their musicianship and interact with other student musicians from across the state and region.

Yuletide Feaste

Taking its participants and audience back to the time of Queen Elizabeth I, the Yuletide Feaste is a Renaissance-style dinner engagement featuring an elegant four-course meal, a festive banquet hall setting, a large cast of costumed characters straight out of Tudor England, and MU students singing carols appropriate for the Christmas season.

Interested in our programs?

Division Head

Susan Durham-Lozaw, D.M.A.

Head, Fine & Performing Arts Division; Professor of Music; Coordinator, Voice
Susan Durham-Lozaw