Friends of Music

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 Music 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.

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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 Music
  • 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 Music with the identification and recruitment of prospective students

Current Season

Board Members

Dr. Dwight House, Treasurer
Teresa Crews, Secretary
Dr. Keith Dippre, Chair, Department of Music
Ross Crews
Sheri Garcia
Debbie Hancock
Joseph Potter
Dr. Penny Schulken

Honorary Members

The late Jane Weeks Gardiner, Founder
Elaine Bryant Hayes
Carol Short
Lou Tippett
Donna A. Wiggs
Mary F. Wright ’68


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Easter Sunrise Service

Open to the Public; breakfast provided.