Belmont School of Music students contribute to the arts community in a wide range of ways:
- providing instruction for pre-college and post-college students,
- serving under-privileged children,
- participating in active roles in churches, schools and performance venues in Nashville and area.
With excellent music instruction for young children (Belmont Academy) and post-college singers (Belle Voci), the School of Music provides musical experiences for all ages. In turn, community members are involved with the School of Music through the Friends of the School of Music and the Commercial Music Advisory Panel.
Community arts organizations have developed partnerships with the School of Music. Our current partnerships include:
Nashville Ballet: The Nashville Ballet performs their children's ballet in Massey Concert Hall every January as a culmination of various community performances throughout Nashville.
Nashville Opera: The Nashville Opera Fellows program is designed to provide singers who are pursuing master’s degrees in vocal performance valuable experience with a professional opera company.
TN Arts Academy: The Tennessee Arts Academy, a staff development program of the Arts Education Program of the Tennessee Department of Education, provides training for Tennessee teachers in all of the arts, as well as administrators, in weeklong sessions each summer.
W. O. Smith Community Music School: The W.O. Smith School is a non-profit educational institution created for the purpose of making quality music instruction available to talented, interested, deserving children from low-income families at the nominal cost of 50 cents per lesson. All instruction is to be provided by a volunteer faculty. Musical instruments and materials are loaned to students at no additional expense.