School of Fine & Performing Arts – Shorter University

The School of Fine and Performing Arts at Shorter University is one of the finest arts schools in the Southeast. Our programs have helped create successful and internationally recognized musicians, actors, and artists. Our art, music, and theatre departments enjoy a low student-to-faculty ratio, offering students a conservatory-style education rooted in the liberal arts. Performance opportunities abound, beginning as early as the freshman year.

Welcome from the Dean
Events Calendar
Preparatory Department in the Arts
Rome Children’s Choir

Support Raised:

$40,887.67 (64.9%) of $63,000


Shorter University has a distinguished history of training quality pianists as soloists, collaborative pianists, church musicians, and teachers. In order to continue this tradition, we have initiated the Piano Program Project.

Dance Department

Meet Our Faculty

Dr. John Reams
Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts and Professor of Music and Woodwinds
Dr. John Michael McCluskey
Chair of the Music Department and Assistant Professor of Music
Dr. Tara Warfield
Chair of the Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre, Associate Professor of Music, and Director of Vocal Studies
Dr. Dustin Burgess
Assistant Professor of Music Education
Dr. Charles Calloway
Adjunct Professor of Trumpet
Mr. Drew Davidson
Assistant Professor of Theatre
Ms. Sue Gaukel
Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre
Ms. Faith Stevenson Im
Assistant Professor of Theatre/Dance and Director of the Dance Program
Dr. Enoch Jacobus
Assistant Professor of Music Theory
Dr. Yuman Lee
Assistant Professor of Music
Ms. Amy Neal
Instructor of Piano Pedagogy and Class Piano
Ms. Sherrie Peterson
Assistant Professor of Theatre
Dr. Aaron Rice
Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities
Ms. Indra Thomas
Director of Opera
Dr. Jerico Vasquez
Professor of Music
Dr. Duane Warfield
Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands
Dr. Alan Wingard
Dean Emeritus, School of Fine & Performing Arts and Tenured Professor of Music
Ms. Abigail Coleman
Costume Designer and Shop Manager
Mr. Joseph Kyle Coleman
Staff Accompanist
Mr. Ted Thomas
Technical Director for Theatre
Mr. Brandon Weise
Assistant Technical Theatre Director
Ms. Sandra Yeargan
Director of Preparatory Program