The School of Music is housed in the Sam A. Wilson Building, the Massey Performing Arts Center, the Troutt Theater and Belmont Heights Baptist Church buildings.
Wilson Music Building
The Sam A. Wilson Building, completed in 1994, contains the School of Music offices, faculty studios/offices, and classroom/rehearsal spaces. The lower level of this three-floor structure contains practice rooms, a piano lab, and two music technology labs (Click here to read more about our music tech labs). Wilson also houses an organ studio containing a small Wicks pipe organ.
Massey Performing Arts Center
The Massey Performing Arts Center is a two-level structure, which houses both instructional and performance spaces. Home to Belmont's primary performance venues, MPAC is in motion year round with student recitals, concert events, school assemblies, classes and musical productions. Massey Concert Hall is our 1000-seat auditorium with its state-of-the-art live audio production capabilities. Smaller chamber recitals and concerts are hosted in Harton Recital Hall, our more intimate 100-seat venue. Also home to MPAC are several teaching studios and practice rooms, three large classrooms and a full dance studio.
McAfee Concert Hall
The College of Visual and Performing Arts has two state-of-the-art music and theatre instructional and performance facilities on Belmont Blvd. The McAfee Concert Hall renovation was announced in August 2010 and was completed Summer 2012. McAfee Concert Hall, which houses a 55-rank Aeolian Skinner organ, provides an outstanding venue for performances of the University’s classical choral and instrumental ensembles, including the symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, Chorale and 200-voice Oratorio Chorus. The College of Visual and Performing Arts is tremendously grateful to the McAfee family for their generous gift which helps sustain the rich artistic history of the Belmont campus and active cultural life of Nashville.
The 300-seat Troutt Theater, housing our Theatre Department, also resides on Belmont Boulevard. The Troutt Theater is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and audio equipment and serves as a performance and teaching facility. Opera and musical theatre performances take place in this facility.
Our campus also is home to the historic Belmont Carillon in the Belmont Bell Tower.
The historic Belmont Mansion is also home to many music performances. Restored to its elegance and grandeur of the 1800s, the grand salon is the scenic backdrop for many faculty and graduate student recitals.
Belmont Music Library
The music section of Lila D. Bunch Library holds more than 12,000 books, 15,000 scores, and subscriptions to multiple electronic databases, journals, and music streaming services. The Media Center, also housed in the music section of the library, contains more than 12,000 compact discs, 3,000 DVDs, 10,000 LPs, 4,000 cassette tapes, 4,000 videocassettes, computer software and CD ROM programs, and loanable technology such as laptops, FlipCams, voice recorders, and a netbook. It also houses the Popular Media collection of chart-topping music recordings and blockbuster movies as well as listening and viewing equipment and an electronic keyboard for score study. The music library is under the supervision of a full-time music librarian.
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