Guest Performances

The College of Music and Performing Arts is dedicated to bringing guests to campus for the enrichment of students and the community. Through performances such as the Woods Piano Concert Series, Jazz Piano Concert Series, Encore Award, and Curtain Call Award, students and the community connect with emerging and top performing artists and alumni. These inspiring performances provide invaluable educational engagement opportunities for our students.

September

October

03

Woods Piano Concert – Jon Nakamatsu

International pianist Jon Nakamatsu is the 1997 Gold Medalist of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and is known for performing at New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Washington DC’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Musée d’Orsay and the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

Date: Tuesday, October 03, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Guest Performances

December

09

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: Saturday, December 09, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Guest Performances

10

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: Sunday, December 10, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Guest Performances

January

24

Jazz Piano Guest Performance - Tamir Hendelman 

Tamir Hendelman is a world-renowned and award-winning jazz pianist and arranger. Known for his captivating performances, Hendelman has toured globally and has played with artists such as Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand, Roberta Gambarini and Tierney Sutton. He is also a long-time member of the Jeff Hamilton Trio and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2024
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Guest Performances

26

Songs of Hope: Unveiling Darkness

Songs of Hope: Unveiling Darkness is a multi-media event centered around a live musical performance featuring local and global stories and artwork from four social justice categories: human trafficked victims, marginalized youth, undocumented immigrants and refugees. This powerful performance partners with local non-profits and has been brought to universities across the country and Carnegie Hall. Click here to learn more about our non-profit partners.

Prior to the performance, join us on Wednesday, January 24th at 10 a.m. for a panel discussion about the four social justice categories in the Janet Ayers Academic Center chapel with Belmont faculty and students. Click here to learn more. 

Date: Friday, January 26, 2024

Time: 7:30 pm

Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Guest Performances

February

09

Piano Concert Series – Chih-Long Hu

An award-winning pianist, Chih-Long Hu is a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Originally from Taiwan, Hu has performed globally and is the Artistic Director of St. Andrews Piano Academy and Festival International as well as the New York International Piano Festival. Hu is currently a professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Date: Friday, February 09, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Guest/Alumni Performances

April

27

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: Saturday, April 27, 2024
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Guest Performances

May

05

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: Sunday, May 5, 2024
Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: McAfee Concert Hall
Guest Performances