Fine and Performing Arts

Chair: Frederick Hanna, DMA
Department Office: Lied Education Center for the Arts, Room 101
Associate Chair: Amy Nelson, MFA

Program Directors:
Dance: Patrick Roddy
FPA Humanities (Art History & Classics): Matthew Averett, PhD
Music: Frederick Hanna, DMA
Musical Theatre and Theatre: Amy Lane, PhD
Studio Arts: Amy Nelson, MFA

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts houses 7 programs, including Art History, Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Dance, Music, Musical Theatre, Studio Arts and Theatre, offering courses for BA and BFA degrees, minors, and non-majors. The department stages theatrical and dance productions each year, numerous concerts, lectures, and several art exhibitions in the Lied Education Center for the Arts.

Students who think they may teach Studio Art, Art History or Drama in secondary schools must consult with the Education Department, with the Fine and Performing Arts Department, and with the appropriate agency in the state in which they intend to teach.


Professors: Littleton Alston, Erin Averett, A. Barron Breland, Michael Flecky S.J., Martha W. Habash, Frederick Hanna, Jeffrey Hause, Amy Nelson

Associate Professors: Matthew Averett, Amy M. Lane, Rachel Mindrup

Associate Professor Emeritus: Roger Aikin, Robert A. Bosco, William Hutson, Alan Klem

Assistant Professors: Addie Barnhart, David M. Galant

Instructor: Patrick Roddy