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Piano Department

Welcome to the Piano Department page for the School of Music. Our program offers exciting opportunities for rigorous training in classical and jazz keyboard styles, emphasizing performance in a variety of venues, both solo and in ensemble.  The piano faculty are committed to developing skills appropriate to our various majors: Performance, Composition, Music Education, Church Music, Music Theory, and Commercial Music.

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Daniel Landes, Coordinator  

Robert Marler

Kristian Klefstad

Kris Elsberry

Anthony Belfiglio

Bruce Dudley


Recent guest artists include:

Vadym Kholodenko

Sean Chen

Yeol Eum Son

Spencer Myer

Billy Childs

Graciella Kowalczyk

Alexander Kobrin 

Fred Hersch    

Dror Biran

Chih-Long Hu



Upcoming concert event: Wednesday night, September 30, 2015, 7:30 pm, McAfee Hall featuring Olga Kern. Solo concert, free admission! http://olgakern.com

Belmont Jazz Piano Concert Series, sponsored by the Steinway Gallery of Nashville

Upcoming concert event: Wednesday night, January 27, 2016, 7:30 pm, McAfee Hall featuring Sullivan Fortner. Solo concert, free admission! http://www.sullivanfortnermusic.com

Woods Piano Scholarship

Click here to find out more about the Woods Piano Scholarship.


The Nashville International Piano Competition

Preparatory Programs

If you would like more information about our pre-college piano instruction, contact Belmont Academy at 615-460-6346 or by email.  To view their website, visit Belmont Academy.

Belmont School of Music offers a piano camp every summer.  Visit the Belmont Piano Camp  website.



Interested in learning more about the Belmont University School of Music Piano Department?
Contact: Daniel Landes