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The Nashville Children’s Choir Holds Auditions

Nashville Children's Choir

The Nashville Children’s Choir Program is committed to the rehearsal and performance of quality choral music. Three choirs – the Touring Choir, the Concert Choir, and the Preparatory Choir – provide children the opportunity to practice and perform with a group appropriate to age and ability.  Children who will be in third grade through seventh grade in fall, 2013 (current 2nd – 6th graders) are invited to audition for the 2013-2014 year on May 7 or May 14, 2013 at Belmont University.

To request an audition time, follow instructions for New Chorister Auditions on the website http://ncc.belmont.edu.   Neither prior choral experience nor the ability to read music is necessary to audition.   During the audition, children will sing familiar songs, such as “Happy Birthday,” and vocal exercises as part of a group and individually.

Parents and children interested in the Nashville Children’s Choir Program are encouraged to attend the final program presented by the 2012-2013 choirs on Friday, May 3 at 5:30 or 7:30 p.m. in McAfee Concert Hall on the campus of Belmont University. 

Musical Theatre alum gaining national attention

Musical Theatre alumna Meghan Glogower is receiving national praise for her role in the new musical "The Nutty Professor." Read the Reviews:

The Tennessean

Timeout Florida

ArtsNash

Belmont Featured in Steinway Piano Gallery Spotlight

WSMV Channel 4

Musical Theatre students and recent graduates perform across the nation this summer!

Belmont Muscial Theatre majors and recent graduates are performing in theatres across the country this summer. See where our current students are performing:

Micah Atkinson - Elle Woods in Legally Blonde with the Charleston Light Opera Guild in Charleston, West Virginia

Ryan Brennan - Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q, Sonny Malone in Xanadu, and Vittorio Vidal in Sweet Charity at "Summer Repertory Theatre" in Santa Rosa, California.

MacKenzie Fly – Working on 200 yoga certification through OMyoga in New York City

Mary-Claire Lutz –Acting intern at Theatre by the Sea in Matunuck, RI

Josiah Miller –Apprentice at Flat Rock Playhouse in North Carolina.

Megan Pattison - Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana

Maggie Richardson - Choreographer for Legally Blonde the Musical and playing "Serena" at the Arts Center of Cannon County. Choreographing a children's musical at West End Methodist Church about Jonah and the Whale, and choreographing Xanadu the Musical and playing the role of Kira at the Arts Center of Cannon County.

Caroline Simpson - Gussie Jordan in the Stephen Foster Story, and a Bird Girl in Seussical in Bardstown, KY.

Lauren Wright - Gabriella in High School Musical, Zaneeta in The Music Man, and various ensemble roles in 9 to 5 and Damn Yankees at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse in Bigfork, MT.

Recent Graduates:

Caleigh Alessi - Performing on Oceania Cruise Line through November 5

John Laing - Performing on Oceania Cruise Line through November 20

Emma Carpenter - Forestburgh Playhouse Summer Stock

Erik J, Christensen - Performing with SRO Associates at Hershey Park - moving to New York in September

Devin Clevenger- Performing with Prarrie Fire Children's Theatre  -  moving to New York in September

Elizabeth Lombardino Clevenger - Performing with Prarrie Fire Children's Theatre  -  moving to New York in September

Meghan Glogower  - Cast in The Nutty Professor premiering in Nashville, July 2012

Casey Hebbel-  Performing in Santa Rosa Summer Repertory Theatre Summer Stock

Calvin Malone -Performing at Bigfork Summer Playhouse

Jordan Parkyn - Performing at Paramount's Carowinds in Charlotte, NC  -  moving to New York in September

Kelsey Self- Liesel in The Sound of Music with Studio Tenn, May-June  -  moving to New York in September

Samantha Ward -Moving to Italy teaching/performing

Douglas Waterbury-Tieman -Rolf in The Sound of Music with Studio Tenn, May-June and Resident Company at Cumberland County Playhouse, June-December

 

The Nashville Children’s Choir Holds Auditions

The Nashville Children’s Choir Program is committed to the rehearsal and performance of quality choral music. Three choirs – the Touring Choir, the Concert Choir, and the Preparatory Choir – provide children the opportunity to practice and perform with a group appropriate to age and ability.  Children who will be in third grade through seventh grade in fall, 2012 (current 2nd – 6th graders) are invited to audition for the 2012-2013 year on May 8 or May 15, 2012 at Belmont University.

To request an audition time, follow instructions for New Chorister Auditions on the website http://ncc.belmont.edu.   Neither prior choral experience nor the ability to read music is necessary to audition.   During the audition, children will sing familiar songs, such as “Happy Birthday,” and vocal exercises as part of a group and individually.

Parents and children interested in the Nashville Children’s Choir Program are encouraged to attend the final program presented by the 2011-2012 choirs on Friday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. in Massey Concert Hall on the campus of Belmont University. 

Alums Featured on Cover of American String Teacher

American String Teacher

Former students Daniel Pentecost and Lindy Donia are featured on the cover of American String Teacher magazine! They are currently touring nationally and internationally with Barrage.

Commercial Showcase Features Students and Alumni


Commercial Music Showcase 2012

February 5, Belmont’s School of Music presented the 20th Annual Commercial Music Showcase in the Massey Performing Arts Center (MPAC). The annual concert features some of the School of Music’s top commercial performers, and this year’s showcase offered 15-minute mini-concerts from senior Nate Faulkner, junior Sarah Margaret Huff, junior Rayvon Owen and senior Cody Fry.

In honor of the showcase’s 20th anniversary, the evening opened with a special performance of “The Living Proof” with appearances by numerous School of Music alumni including C.T. Blackmore (’07), Kory Caudill (’09), Becki Corcoran Ryan (’01), Melinda Doolittle (’99), Chris Gregg (’02 and ’09) and Master of Ceremonies Frank Rains, Jr. (’92). In addition, current students from the commercial music program were involved as arrangers, instrumentalists, background vocalists and crew members for the showcase.

Curb Cafe Concert Series Food Drive

The 2011 Live at the Curb Café Concert Series will include a canned food drive benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank.  Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a canned good to the Bluegrass, Company, Southbound, Jazzmin and Phoenix concerts. Ensemble members will also be contributing. Cans will be collected at the door.

According to the Second Harvest spokesperson, the most needed items include:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Meat
  • Canned Fruit
  • Rice
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Cereal

Second Harvest cannot accept any dented or expired cans.

The Live at the Curb Café dates are:

Bluegrass – Oct. 20 at 7 & 9 p.m.

Company – Oct. 27 at 7 & 9 p.m.

Southbound – Nov. 3 at 7 & 9 p.m.

Jazzmin – Nov. 10 at 7 & 9 p.m.

Phoenix – Nov. 17 at 7 & 9 p.m.

First Listen Inside New Concert Hall

In a special “Construction Kickoff” celebration held Aug. 1, 2011, Belmont University welcomed the campus community and special guests to a tour of Dr. Robert Marlerthe renovations currently underway in the Belmont Heights Baptist Church sanctuary. The university-owned building is in the midst of a $7 million construction project that will ultimately provide the campus a new, large concert venue suitable for acoustic performances. The McAfee family, which has supported Belmont University for years, provided the lead gift last fall for the project, and the actual construction began this summer with an expected completion date of May 2012. Read more.

Our Musical Theatre Students On Broadway!

Congratulations to Mathew deGuzman, Musical Theatre graduate ’06! Mat has been cast in the new production of “Follies” by Stephen Sondheim starring Bernadette Peters opening on Broadway in August 2011 at the Marquis Theatre. Go to New York and see Belmont’s newest Broadway star!

While you’re there, catch “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”and see another Belmont graduate, Tad Wilson. He’s fantastic in the show and don’t miss talking with him at the stage door – he loves to talk about Belmont!

Another former Belmont student received the Tony Award in 2010 for “Million Dollar Quartet” and his portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis. Another round of applause for Levi Krauss!

Tony Vincent is also a former Belmont student recognized for his superior performance in “American Idiot”. Tony originated the role of St. Jimmy. The show closed in April, but will be on tour December 2011.