Schedule of Events

Join Belmont’s College of Music and Performing Arts this fall to experience storytelling come to life through the talent of our students, faculty, and alumni. In state-of-the-art venues such as the new Fisher Center for the Performing Arts , the School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance offer a variety of performances that spark audience imagination, cultural connection, and educational enrichment.

September

19

Belmont Camerata

Belmont’s resident faculty chamber ensemble. Individual members are active in the community as soloists in opera, recitals and with orchestras. Many are principal players and members of the Nashville Symphony.

Date: September 19, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Music Faculty Performances

20

Composition Honors Recital

Selected compositions written and performed by students.

Date: September 20, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

21

Faculty Jazz Group

Faculty and guests performing a variety of jazz styles.

Date: September 21, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Massey Concert Hall
Music Faculty Performances

22

Cody Fry & Friends

Cody Fry & Friends: Live with Symphony Orchestra will feature the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/composer/arranger performing alongside an all-star band, surprise special guests, and of course, a thunderous symphony orchestra. Join us at the Fisher Center, a sparkling venue tailor-made for an ambitious show just like this one. Forget everything you think you know about “going to the symphony.” To read more about Cody Fry, visit codyfry.com.

Date: September 22, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Guest Performances

23

Brown Bag Concert Series – String Chamber Orchestra

String music majors and non-majors performing in a concert ensemble.

Date: September 23, 2022
Time: 12:00pm
Venue: MPAC Atrium (Outside)
Music Student Performances

23

Wind Ensemble & Concert Band

Woodwind, brass and percussion majors and non-majors perform chamber music, traditional and contemporary works.

Date: September 23, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

27

Woods Piano Concert 10Th Anniversary – Sean Chen

International pianist Sean Chen is an American Pianist Award winner, known for sharing  “alluring, colorfully shaded renditions” (New York Times) and “genuinely sensitive” (LA Times) playing with audiences around the world in solo and chamber recitals, concerto performances, and masterclasses.

Date: September 27, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Guest Performances

30

Brown Bag Concert Series – World Percussion Ensemble

This ensemble studies and performs global rhythms including the steel drum sounds of Trinidad and the dance rhythms of West Africa

Date: September 30, 2022
Time: 12:00pm
Venue: MPAC Atrium (Outside)
Music Student Performances

October

02

Classical Singers Recital

Recital by classical vocalists selected by an audition process.

Date: October 02, 2022
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

03

Belmont Woodwind Quintet

Faculty ensemble performing compositions for woodwinds. The group performs often as guest artists at off-campus venues and conferences. The members of the Belmont Woodwind Quintet are current or past, performers of the Nashville Symphony.

Date: October 03, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Music Faculty Performances

05

Jazz Band I & II

Performing big band swing to modern jazz-fusion

Date: October 05, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Massey Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

07

Brown Bag Concert Series – Jazz String Septet & Quartet

String students combining classical traditions with jazz and other popular styles.

Date: October 07, 2022
Time: 12:00pm
Venue: MPAC Atrium (Outside)
Music Student Performances

07

The Good Times Are Killing Me

An autobiographical comic drama about growing up in an interracial neighborhood in the mid-1960s.

Date: October 07, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

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Theatre & Dance Performances

07

Sondheim on Sondheim

A “revelatory review full of wonderful moments...a funny, affectionate and revealing tribute” to the late composer Stephen Sondheim.

Date: October 07, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Troutt Theatre

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Musical Theatre & Opera Performances

08

The Good Times Are Killing Me

An autobiographical comic drama about growing up in an interracial neighborhood in the mid-1960s.

Date: October 08, 2022
Time: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Venue: Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

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Theatre & Dance Performances

08

Sondheim on Sondheim

A “revelatory review full of wonderful moments...a funny, affectionate and revealing tribute” to the late composer Stephen Sondheim.

Date: October 08, 2022
Time: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Venue: Troutt Theatre

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Musical Theatre & Opera Performances

09

The Good Times Are Killing Me

An autobiographical comic drama about growing up in an interracial neighborhood in the mid-1960s.

Date: October 09, 2022
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

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Theatre & Dance Performances

09

Sondheim on Sondheim

A “revelatory review full of wonderful moments...a funny, affectionate and revealing tribute” to the late composer Stephen Sondheim.

Date: October 09, 2022
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Troutt Theatre

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Musical Theatre & Opera Performances

10

Bass Faculty Recital

Classical string and commercial bass faculty perform a mix of traditional and contemporary music.

Date: October 10, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Music Faculty Performances

11

Bass & Commercial Guitar Ensembles

Instrumentalists perform a mix of jazz and rock.

Date: October 11, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Massey Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

12

Jazz Small Group

Advanced student instrumentalists performing a mix of popular music and jazz.

Date: October 12, 2022
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Massey Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

12

Rock Ensembles

A primarily instrumental performance of rock ranging from fusion to heavy metal.

Date: October 12, 2022
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: Massey Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

13

Orchestra

University Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra made up of 80+ instrumentalists with more than 50 string players. Programming includes masterworks of the symphony and concerto.

Date: October 13, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

20

Piano Guest Performance – Dr. Yi-Yang Chen

Known for his “musical and emotional intelligence, dexterity and virtuosity” (Worthing Herald), Dr. Yi-Yang Chen is a Sussex International Piano Competition (2018) and Washington International Piano Competition (2017) award winner. He is currently a keyboard faculty member at the University of Kansas.

Date: October 20, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Guest Performances

23

Chorale and Bel Canto

Chorale is Belmont’s flagship classical choral ensemble. This auditioned, mixed ensemble performs diverse literature from all genres.

Date: October 23, 2022
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

26

Bluegrass Ensemble

An acoustic ensemble performing challenging and creative contemporary and traditional bluegrass.

Date: October 26, 2022
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Massey Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

26

Company

Award winning vocal show ensemble that performs a variety of showtunes and popular music with fully staged choreography.

Date: October 26, 2022
Time: 9:00pm
Venue: Massey Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

29

Jazzmin

Jazz vocalists performing blues, swing, bebop, vocalese and contemporary music.

Date: October 29, 2022
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Massey Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

29

Southbound

Country band and vocal ensemble performing originals, current hits and classic favorites.

Date: October 29, 2022
Time: 9:00pm
Venue: Massey Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

30

Classical String Quartets

Repertoire consisting of a variety of styles, time periods and composers for quartets.

Date: October 30, 2022
Time: 3:00pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

30

Chamber Brass Ensemble

A recital of brass music for a variety of instrument combinations.

Date: October 30, 2022
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

November

04

A Doll’s House

Nora Helmer is a vibrant young housewife who nonetheless suffers from a crippling dependency on her husband. In one of the most famous, and scandalous, climaxes in all of nineteenth-century drama, she leaves her family, determined to forge a new identity from the one she has always known.

Date: November 04, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Black Box Theatre

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Theatre & Dance Performances

05

A Doll’s House

Nora Helmer is a vibrant young housewife who nonetheless suffers from a crippling dependency on her husband. In one of the most famous, and scandalous, climaxes in all of nineteenth-century drama, she leaves her family, determined to forge a new identity from the one she has always known.

Date: November 05, 2022
Time: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Venue: Black Box Theatre

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Theatre & Dance Performances

05

Oratorio Chorus & Orchestra – Requiem for Colour by Dr. Jeffery L. Ames

Composed by School of Music faculty member, Dr. Ames, Requiem of Colour is a musical, literary, and visual journey that begins in West Africa and ends in present day North America. Requiem for Colour will honor the lives and legacies of enslaved blacks from 1619 to 1865, and our contemporary Black martyrs who offered themselves as a sacrifice for equality and freedom.

Date: November 05, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Guest Performances

06

A Doll’s House

Nora Helmer is a vibrant young housewife who nonetheless suffers from a crippling dependency on her husband. In one of the most famous, and scandalous, climaxes in all of nineteenth-century drama, she leaves her family, determined to forge a new identity from the one she has always known.

Date: November 06, 2022
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Black Box Theatre

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Theatre & Dance Performances

06

Voxology

Gospel and R&B ensemble performing current and classic selections.

Date: November 06, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Massey Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

08

Wind Ensemble & Concert Band

Woodwind, brass and percussion students perform chamber music, traditional and contemporary works.

Date: November 08, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Fisher Center for the Performing Arts Center
Music Student Performances

09

World Fiddle Ensemble & Pops

World Fiddle Ensemble is a string music group showcasing inspiring and innovative folk music from around the world. Pops consists of several small vocal groups representing the range of genres the music industry encompasses.

Date: November 09, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Massey Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

10

A Doll’s House

Nora Helmer is a vibrant young housewife who nonetheless suffers from a crippling dependency on her husband. In one of the most famous, and scandalous, climaxes in all of nineteenth-century drama, she leaves her family, determined to forge a new identity from the one she has always known.   

Date: November 10, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Black Box Theatre

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Theatre & Dance Performances

11

A Doll’s House

Nora Helmer is a vibrant young housewife who nonetheless suffers from a crippling dependency on her husband. In one of the most famous, and scandalous, climaxes in all of nineteenth-century drama, she leaves her family, determined to forge a new identity from the one she has always known.   

Date: November 11, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Black Box Theatre

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Theatre & Dance Performances

11

Phoenix

Pop/Rock ensemble with vocalists and band members performing current and classic hits.

Date: November 11, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Massey Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

12

A Doll’s House

Nora Helmer is a vibrant young housewife who nonetheless suffers from a crippling dependency on her husband. In one of the most famous, and scandalous, climaxes in all of nineteenth-century drama, she leaves her family, determined to forge a new identity from the one she has always known.   

Date: November 12, 2022
Time: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Venue: Black Box Theatre

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Theatre & Dance Performances

14

Belmont Opera Scenes presents – "An Evening to Remember”

Join College of Music and Performing Arts voice students as they bring you an evening of elegant opera classics. Come dressed in your best formal attire and enjoy a staged performance of outstanding opera scenes, familiar from film and stage!

Date: November 14, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Massey Concert Hall

Musical Theatre & Opera Performances

16

Classical Guitar Ensemble

Guitar duo, trio, quartet, orchestral arrangements and compositions from a variety of time periods and composers from around the world.

Date: November 16, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

18

Into the Woods

Into the Woods is an epic story about wishes, family, and the consequences caused by the choices we make. The award-winning story features your favorite Grimm brothers’ fairytale characters and investigates the darker side of the human condition; all told through the compelling lens of Sondheim’s exquisite score and complex yet engaging lyrics.

Date: November 18, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Troutt Theatre

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Musical Theatre & Opera Performances

19

Into the Woods

Into the Woods is an epic story about wishes, family, and the consequences caused by the choices we make. The award-winning story features your favorite Grimm brothers’ fairytale characters and investigates the darker side of the human condition; all told through the compelling lens of Sondheim’s exquisite score and complex yet engaging lyrics.

Date: November 19, 2022
Time: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Venue: Troutt Theatre

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Musical Theatre & Opera Performances

20

Into the Woods

Into the Woods is an epic story about wishes, family, and the consequences caused by the choices we make. The award-winning story features your favorite Grimm brothers’ fairytale characters and investigates the darker side of the human condition; all told through the compelling lens of Sondheim’s exquisite score and complex yet engaging lyrics.

Date: November 20, 2022
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Troutt Theatre

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Musical Theatre & Opera Performances

21

Percussion Ensemble

Chamber percussion ensemble performing standards and new compositions.

Date: November 21, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

December

01

Moving Stories – A Dance Composition Showcase

A showcase of original dance compositions created by dance minor students. Each choreographer will present a movement piece that is unique to their life experience and that highlights the use of the human body as a means of expression.

Date: December 01, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Troutt Theatre

Theatre & Dance Performances

02

Moving Stories – A Dance Composition Showcase

A showcase of original dance compositions created by dance minor students. Each choreographer will present a movement piece that is unique to their life experience and that highlights the use of the human body as a means of expression.

Date: December 02, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Troutt Theatre

Theatre & Dance Performances

06

New Music Ensemble

Performance of original works by composition students and significant works of 20th and 21st century classical styles.

Date: December 06, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

10

Nashville Children’s Choir

The Nashville Children's Choir: a premiere choir for young singers which is in residence at Belmont University as part of Belmont Academy, a pre-college music program.

Date: December 10, 2022
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Guest Performances

11

Belmont Academy Youth Wind Ensemble – BAYWE

An ensemble for high school wind, brass, and percussion players throughout Middle Tennessee, The Belmont Academy Youth Wind Ensemble brings together students from diverse musical backgrounds to perform compelling wind literature.

Date: December 11, 2022
Time: 3:00pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Guest Performances

12

Belmont Camerata – Camerata Christmas

Belmont’s resident faculty chamber ensemble. Individual members are well-known in the area as soloists in opera, recitals and with orchestras. Many are familiar as principal players and members of the Nashville Symphony.

Date: December 12, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Music Student Performances

24

Christmas Eve Carillon Concert – Richard Shadinger

Continuing a tradition begun during the Ward-Belmont days, the concert features traditional Christmas music played on the tower’s 42-bell carillon.

Date: December 24, 2022
Time: 1:00pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Music Student Performances