Performing Arts Organizations



The Methodist University Chorale is the premier, choral ensemble of the University. The ensemble consists of approximately 24-32 vocalists selected through a voice placement process and performs traditional/advanced choral literature from all periods. Once students are selected for Chorale, they are members until they choose to leave, are removed, or when they graduate. In addition to its regular concert schedule, the Chorale tours each spring. A yearly scholarship of to $2,000 will be offered to people who are successfully placed in the group. Rehearsals are from 5:00-6:30pm on Tuesdays/Thursdays.

Qualifications: Students who have been active in choral ensembles in high school or college are encouraged to audition for this choir. Voice placements for Chorale can take place at any time to fill necessary spots in the group.
Dr. Michael Martin, (910) 630-7153,

MU Chorale Web Site

Fayetteville Symphonic Band

This is a concert band that meets on Monday nights from 7:00-8:30 throughout the academic year. We perform concert band literature from the early 20th century through current 21st century compositions. This ensemble is comprised of Methodist University students and community members from all over the Sandhills region. We perform four concerts each season. Currently, the band has approximately 65 members.

Qualifications: The only requirement is that you must regularly attend rehearsals and have prior wind-band experience.
Dr. Daniel McCloud, (910) 630-7673,

Grace Notes

Grace Notes is Methodist University’s all-women choir. The purpose of this organization is to enable members to work together cooperatively in the pursuit of a positive women’s choral experience, build relationships within the community and on campus at Methodist University through choral music, and to offer students a variety of repertoire that would enhance their choral education experience within the Music Department at Methodist University.

Qualifications: Membership is open to all students of Methodist University and with successful membership determined by audition. Members are encouraged to study voice if schedules permit. However, they are expected to learn music independently from rehearsals. Each member is expected to participate in and support all scheduled activities.
Dr. Michael Martin, (910) 630-7153,

Grace Notes Web Site

Marching Monarchs

The Marching Monarchs heighten the competitive atmosphere at football games through entertaining performances and a display of school spirit. The Marching Monarchs is among the largest student organizations on campus and offers its students the opportunity to develop life skills through teamwork and leadership…on campus and beyond. In addition to performing at all home football games, the band generally represents Methodist University at a few special events throughout the semester. This is a fall-only ensemble. Regularly scheduled rehearsals take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:00-6:00pm, and on game-day before home football games.

Qualifications: There are no auditions to be part of the Marching Monarchs. All students are welcome to participate regardless of their intended area of study.
Dr. Daniel McCloud, (910) 630-7673,

Marching Monarchs Web Site


Noblemen logoThe Noblemen is open to all men in the University community from all disciplines that love to sing and enjoy camaraderie through great music. Music from every music epoch will be performed from serious to more pop/contemporary a cappella forms. This ensemble is offered every fall and spring semester (Tuesdays/Thursdays: 12:30-1:45pm), and satisfies the fine arts requirement if enrolled for a minimum of three semesters.

Qualifications: Students who have been active in choral ensembles in high school or college are encouraged to audition for this choir. Voice placements for Chorale can take place at anytime to fill necessary spots in the group.
Dr. Michael Martin, (910) 630-7153,

Noblemen Web Site

One Voice Gospel Choir

One Voice Gospel Choir is an organization under Religious Life that performs musically in chapel services, local and national churches and events throughout the state. The students meet bi-weekly for practice, fellowship and business discussions. All students are welcome to become part of the International Gospel Choir.

Tre’Vone McNeill,


The purpose of the Methodist University Chamber Orchestra is to enable people to work together as part of a performance ensemble for people interested in playing violin, viola, cello, and bass. It will work to create opportunities for community outreach, and to primarily benefit the string/instrumental education of student members by presenting quality string literature.

Dr. Michael Martin, (910) 630-7153,

Orchestra Web Site

Pep Band

The Basketball Pep Band provides spirited music for game audiences while serving as an ambassador for Methodist University. This performing ensemble is a mid-fall to mid-spring semester only band that performs for both men’s and women’s home basketball games, and potentially away tournament games following the regular season. The Pep Band has a very limited rehearsal schedule and the performance season is usually completed by the first week of March. Information for this ensemble is usually made available mid-September. Participation scholarships are available in the spring for this ensemble when qualified.

Dr. Daniel McCloud, (910) 630-7673,

Pep Band Web Site