Belmont University

Nashville, TN

Belmont University

Nashville, TN

Performing Arts Profile

A Place to Belong - Belmont University

Belmont University is home to nearly 8,200 students who come from every state and more than 28 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. With approximately 100 areas of undergraduate study, more than 25 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont can expand an individual's horizon.

A vibrant creative community

The College of Music & Performing Arts (CMPA) is a vibrant creative community with nationally recognized and accredited programs in the School of Music and the Department of Theatre & Dance. CMPA’s excellent artist-faculty teach and mentor through innovative curriculum and experiences to prepare students to thrive in 21st century arts careers. Abundant opportunities are provided for students to connect and learn through study away, internships, guest artists, and alumni appearances.

Belmont’s beautiful campus is located in the heart of Nashville, a thriving creative city full of opportunities in the performing arts. CMPA offers a variety of ways for students to gain professional experience to serve the Nashville community and beyond. CMPA has partnerships with companies and organizations including, the W.O. Smith Community Music School, Epiphany Modern Dance Company, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, and the Nashville Opera. Several national music and theatre organizations have active campus chapters. Music Education majors spend a semester teaching and Music Therapy majors are placed in health care facilities. The student-led Belmont Reparatory Theatre performs in elementary schools. Several music ensembles tour regionally and internationally.

Come experience our creative community by scheduling an in person-visit or learn about our campus through Belmont’s online tour. Find out for yourself how life at Belmont can shape your future.



Ranked #2 “20 Best Colleges of Music in 2020” | Best Value Schools


Ranked #1 “Best Music Schools for Veterans in Tennessee” | College Factual


Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre Named Among Top Ten in Nation | OnStage Blog


Ranked #1 “Hidden Gem Music School” in 2020 | Music School Central

College of Music & Performing Arts

Department of Theatre & Dance
• Theatre Directing
• Theatre & Drama
• Theatre Education
• Theatre Performance
• Theatre Production Design 

School of Music
• Church Music
• Commercial Music
• Music (BA)
• Music (BA, Musical Theatre Emphasis)
• Music Composition
• Music Education
• Music Performance
• Music Technology
• Music Theory
• Music Therapy
• Music with an Outside Minor
• Musical Theatre
• Piano Pedagogy 

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An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Because of Belmont’s location and its professors’ ties in the Nashville music scene, I was able to network, make contact, record and play music to integrate myself in the Nashville music industry while I was still a student."

    • Kayleigh Moyer
      Commercial Music
  • “The practical knowledge that I learned at Belmont has served as a strong foundation to build a career as a current performer on Broadway. I’m so blessed to have found Belmont.”

    • Deonte Warren
      Musical Theatre
  • “My primary goal at Belmont is to provide students with a solid foundation of skills and knowledge upon which they may continue their studies in graduate school or become professional musicians.”

    • Alex Graham
      Associate Professor of Saxophone
  • “Belmont’s Department of Theatre faculty trains us to build on our individual strengths and become flexible, well-rounded artists.”

    • Lauren Mincey
      Theatre & Drama