In fall 2012, Belmont unveiled the newly renovated 874-seat McAfee Concert Hall, located at the south end of the Belmont Heights complex on Belmont Boulevard. This grand and elegantly designed space provides the campus with a new, large concert venue suitable for acoustic performances of all types. Since its opening, McAfee Concert hall has hosted performances by the University’s classical choral and instrumental ensembles as well as a variety of special guests.
The design concept for the concert hall was developed in consultation with Earl Swensson Associates and Akustiks, the architects and acousticians who designed Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Acousticians conducted extensive, carefully documented scientific studies and developed a plan for the building that expands the volume of space to optimal acoustic proportions for a large orchestra and chorus, creates optimal sound diffusion, and eliminates most ambient noise. Additionally, the 1970 55-rank Aeolian-Skinner Organ was fully refurbished.
1) President's concert performance
2) Organ performance
3) Speaker event
4) Debate setup
> Capacity – 874 seated, fixed theatre style
> ADA accessible
> 55-rank Aeolian-Skinner Organ
> Two 9-foot Steinway grand pianos
> 2,100-square-foot, hardwood stage floor
> Green room (capacity 6-10)
> Acoustic concerts
> Music competitions and conferences
> Master classes
Directions and Parking
McAfee Concert Hall is located at the south end of the Belmont Heights complex, located at 2100 Belmont Boulevard, at the corner of Belmont Boulevard and Delmar Avenue.
A surface lot is located behind the church complex, accessible either via Compton Avenue or Delmar Avenue. Street parking is also available on Belmont Boulevard. Handicap accessible parking can also be found in the adjacent Sports Science Building parking lot, across from the ramp entrance to the concert hall.
McAfee Production / Facilities Manager – (615) 460-8398