Education in Rocky Mount: A Long Tradition of Visual Arts


Whether you’re a fan of soulful Blue Ridge Mountain music or you crave the classic sound of The Platters, North Carolina Wesleyan College’s Dunn Center for the Performing Arts is more than just a beautiful campus landmark; it is a gateway to a series of performances varied enough to suit anyone’s taste.  The Dunn Center, located on the campus of N.C. Wesleyan College, includes the 1,180-seat Minges Auditorium, where residents and visitors can catch the latest in a series of performing arts events. 

The center also houses the more intimate Powers Recital Hall, as well as several galleries and acting classrooms.  The Wesleyan Theatre department, as well as the Tar River Orchestra and Chorus, stage their performances at the Dunn Center.

N.C. Wesleyan College: An Excellent Liberal Arts Education
Founded in 1956, North Carolina Wesleyan College is a four-year, private, coeducational, liberal arts institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Its 200-acre campus is located off of Highway 301 North in Rocky Mount. Enrollment is about 800 traditional students on the main campus, with an additional 1,000 adult students enrolled in the college’s ASPIRE bachelor’s degree program, offered in a dozen locations throughout Eastern North Carolina and the Raleigh-Durham area. The college offers small classes and bachelor’s degrees in 28 majors as well as in pre-professional programs including law, medicine, pharmacy, and many more. Wesleyan’s 12 intercollegiate athletic teams are members of the NCAA Division III and the USA South Athletic Conference.  

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