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Community Involvement

The School of Music community reaches the world through a variety of avenues, including teaching, performing and serving the community.

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.

Belmont Academy

Community Organizations

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

Chris Simonsen
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