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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.

Piano Faculty

Daniel Landes, Coordinator  

Robert Marler

Kristian Klefstad

Kris Elsberry

Anthony Belfiglio

Bruce Dudley


Recent guest artists include:

Sean Chen

Yeol Eum Son

Spencer Myer

Billy Childs

Graciella Kowalczyk

Alexander Kobrin 

Fred Hersch    

Dror Biran  


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.



The Piano Faculty will present a concert of piano ensemble music on April 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm in McAfee Hall at Belmont University.  The program celebrates the University theme for this year, e pluribus unum -- one from many.  There will be four Steinway concert grand pianos on stage and combinations of two, three, and four pianos will be used throughout the concert. The concert will be engaging, yet fun. Eight pianists playing all four pianos will open the program with Ravel's, Bolero and the concert will conclude with a rousing rendition of Sousa's, Stars and Stripes Forever.  Other selections include an arrangement by Kristian Klefstad of part one of Stravinsky's, Rite of Spring, Robert Marler will play the first movement of Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto accompanied by Daniel Landes. arrangements of jazz selections will be played by the Commercial Piano Faculty, Anthony Belfiglio and Bruce Dudley, and pianists Kris Elsberry and Elena Bennet will play selections by Arensky. 



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