CMPA students singing in Christmas at Belmont

College of Music & Performing Arts

School of Music | Department of Theatre & Dance

A Thriving Performing Arts Community in the Vibrant and Creatively Diverse City of Nashville

Located just steps from Music Row, Belmont University’s College of Music & Performing Arts is unmatched and is nationally recognized for distinctive programs that are committed to high standards of artistic scholarship and performance while championing innovation and stylistic diversity. Students in the School of Music and Department of Theatre & Dance develop their passions and create invaluable connections that lead to a lifelong profession. Our world-class instructors, wide variety of degrees, unique performance opportunities, strong sense of community, and resources place us among the best performing arts schools in the country.

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Jazz student plays sax in jazz showcase

Study Music in Music City

Belmont’s School of Music community is recognized for its dedication to supporting our students on their journey to becoming professional performing artists, educators and composers. Bringing in the expertise and experience of active involvement in the music industry, our faculty push our students to be the best they can be both on stage and off.

Theatre students perform Little Women on stage

Bring Stories to Life Through the Transformative Power of the Performing Arts

Belmont’s Department of Theatre and Dance brings stories to life through our aspiring student actors, directors, educators and designers. Unique courses in areas such as stage combat, script writing, stage makeup and our performance and production labs help our students become well-rounded industry professionals.

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The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

Explore Our Facilities

Belmont University’s College of Music & Performing Arts boasts world-class venues that provide our nationally renowned performing arts students with unique learning and performance environments. From the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts to the McAfee Concert Hall our students take center stage and invite audiences into the stories they tell.



Take the next steps with us

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