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Friends of the Arts at Belmont

The Friends of the Arts at Belmont (FAB) is a group of community leaders and volunteers committed to supporting the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Belmont University.  The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) is composed of the School of Music, Department of Art and Department of Theatre and Dance.

FAB members agree to support the CVPA through efforts to:

  • raise awareness and support the programs the CVPA by attending and inviting community members to various programs throughout the school year
  • provide financial support for scholarships and special projects for the CVPA through the President’s Dinner and Concert and individual donations
  • provide professional guidance and career opportunities to the students and faculty of the CVPA
FAB meets five times during the school year. Each FAB member is also member of a committee focused on one of the CVPA academic areas, the President’s Dinner and Concert or the Commercial Music Showcase. New FAB members are nominated and elected annually by current members. FAB is limited to 50 members who serve three year renewable terms.

For more information on FAB or to make a donation to the CVPA scholarship funds, contact the College of Visual and Performing Arts Director of PR/Advancement at (615) 460-8115.

Past Presidents of FAB
Sam Allen
Pat Bullard
Ann Bumstead
Sigourney Cheek
Arlyn Cherney
Jamie Dunham
Rick Hart
Anne Knestrick
Ann Lautherbach
Sharon Sheriff
Anne Shepherd
Randy Smith
Andy Valentine

2012-2013 FAB

Jim Aderhold
Drew Alexander
Catherine Bird
Marylee Booth
Ann Bumstead
Laurel Buntin
Jane Corcoran
Ellen Duncan
Linda Evers
Clay Hart
Daniel Hill
Betsy Hunt
Robert Ikard
Anne Knestrick
Ann Lauterbach
Cynthia Leu
James X Lucas
Jim Marvin
Bill Metcalfe
Paul Moore
Brenda Moore
Rachel  Nigh
James Perry
Ellen Sadler
Danielle Scaife
Anne Shepherd
Sharon Sheriff
Marilyn Shields-Wiltsie
Christopher Simonsen
Jeff Talley
Anna Valentine
Lina Wellborn
Pam Wylly

Previous Applause Award Winners

Eddy Arnold
Chet Atkins
PatriciaTaylor Bullard
Cheekwood Art and Gardens
James Cotham
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Vince Gill and Amy Grant
Grand Ole Opry
Donna Hilley
Ronn Huff
Martha Ingram
Nashville Ballet
Nashville Opera
Nashville Symphony
Barbara Massey Rogers
Kenneth Schermerhorn
Steinway & Sons Piano Company
Tennessee Repertory Theatre
Jerry Warren
Sam Wilson