Arts and Letters
2021-22 Arts & Letters Series
MCC's Arts & Letters Series serves as an open door between the college and the community,
offering a diverse array of performances, lectures, and dialogue that celebrates all
TAKE ONE is MCC's after school performing arts program for children ages 8 -12. This year's performance will be Matilda JR. Classes are held every Tuesday beginning on September 28 and ending with a final performance on January 22.
STAGE 2 is MCC's theatrical training group for ages 13-19. Emphasis is on character development, teamwork and community service. Students are involved in committees, helping with costumes, set design, props, advertisement and fundraising.
MEET SUSIE JOHNSON, DIRECTOR OF ARTS & LETTERS
With the combination of Meridian roots and passion for the arts, Susie Johnson is taking the reins of the College’s Arts & Letters Series as director and is leading the signature entertainment program to new heights.
President Dr. Thomas Huebner said Johnson is the perfect addition to the MCC family. “She is a well-respected member of the arts community in Meridian and brings a strong sense of vision, energy and enthusiasm to everything she does,” he said.
Johnson has served as executive director and education director of the Meridian Symphony Orchestra. She is the founding director of Stage 2, a local theater group geared to teens and the arts and was youth director for the Meridian Little Theatre.
Also, Johnson was the recipient of the statewide Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education Exemplary Arts Service Award and serves on the board of directors for MAAE and serving on the Community Arts Team for the Any Given Child initiative.
She graduated from Asbury University in Wilmore, KY, and received her master’s degree from Vanderbilt University.
Johnson and her husband Joel are the parents of Jenna, Benjamin and K.K. The trio comprises the musical group Track 45.