Welcome from the Dean - Shorter University
Dr. Tara Warfield

Greetings from Shorter University and the School of Fine and Performing Arts! Nestled high on a hill in Rome, Georgia, our campus is private and picturesque.  Students travel here from all over the world to study music, art, theatre, and dance.  Shorter students study with professors, not graduate assistants.  Our professors hold terminal degrees from prestigious universities and are eager to share that knowledge and experience with all of our students. We have a low student-to-faculty ratio allowing us the freedom to focus on each individual. 

Whether your plans include teaching high school band or choir, singing at the Metropolitan Opera, or running a private piano studio, we can help you achieve your goal.   At Shorter, we care about our students and are committed from the practice room to the final performance.  Our alums are successfully teaching, performing, and leading in their respective communities. 

We invite you to campus to experience the excitement for yourself!  You can arrange a meeting with admission counselors, shadow a current student for a day, or audition for one of our many scholarships or ensembles. Apply today by clicking on the links for the music or theatre application. We look forward to meeting you and helping you take your next step in your chosen career! 

All my best,
Tara Warfield, D.M.A.