Mission Statement

The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture strengthens the vibrancy of the Erie region by presenting world-class performing arts experiences that lift the spirit, galvanize the intellect, stimulate the imagination, and encourage the free exchange of ideas. By making these programs available and accessible to the broadest possible audience, the Institute strives to create an environment of richly varied, inclusive cultural experiences.


Brett D. Johnson, PH.D.

Artistic Director

Phone: 814-824-2663

Email: bjohnson@mercyhurst.edu

Andrew Ferguson

Technical Director

Phone: 814-824-3268

Email: aferguson@mercyhurst.edu

John Prior

Assistant Technical Director


Email: jprior@mercyhurst.edu

Annette Gardner

Box Office Manager

Phone: 814-824-3106

Email: agardner@mercyhurst.edu

Sean Cuneo

Marketing Manager

Phone: 814-824-2118

Email: scuneo@mercyhurst.edu

Brandon Boyd

Marketing Coordinator

Phone: 814-824-3024

Email: bboyd@mercyhurst.edu

Patrick Magill

Office Manager

Phone: 814-824-2550

Email: pmagill@mercyhurst.edu

Jessica Stadtmueller

Cummings Art Gallery Director

Phone: 814-824-2092

Email: jstadtmueller@mercyhurst.edu

Bethany Sulecki

Front-of-House Manager


Email: bsulecki@mercyhurst.edu