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Anthony Belfiglio

Anthony Belfiglio “Belmont’s commercial keyboard students have opportunities to perform many different styles of music while also receiving the highest quality training in pop/jazz piano. Our graduates have toured and recorded with major artists such as Keith Urban, CC Winans, Jonny Lang, Dweezil Zappa, and Justin Moore. Others have been accepted in graduate degree programs at major universities.”

Dr. Anthony Belfiglio is Associate Professor of Music. He teaches courses in applied commercial piano, commercial keyboard seminar, commercial music analysis, commercial keyboard pedagogy, improvisation, and studio instrumentalist. He also directs and performs with the Belmont Faculty Jazz Group, an ensemble that he co-founded in 2009.

Dr. Belfiglio’s educational credentials include a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music and Human Learning/Jazz Emphasis from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami, a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from Temple University. His published dissertation is titled Fundamental Rhythmic Characteristics of Improvised Straight-Ahead Jazz.



As a young musician, Dr. Belfiglio performed at various venues in the Philadelphia area. He also performed for two consecutive years at the Oberlin College Summer Piano Institute. Later, he was selected as composer/performer participant with Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead, including performances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Further performances have included concerts with notable jazz artists such as Danny Gottlieb, Brian Bromberg, Jeff Coffin, Chester Thompson, Tracy Silverman, Dave Douglas, Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Jason Marsalis, Ron Westray, Delfeayo Marsalis, Kevin Mahogany, John Riley, John Fedchock, Steve Turre, John Blake, and Eddie Gomez. He has also performed live on Nashville National Public Radio, on Austin National Public Radio, and WFLN Philadelphia. Presently, he leads his own quintet featuring the legendary drummer Danny Gottlieb, leads the Belmont Faculty Jazz Group, and plays with various musicians in the Nashville area. He also presents clinics and performances outside of Nashville, including recent presentations at the Berklee College of Music and the Beijing Academy of Contemporary Music.

Dr. Belfiglio continues to research jazz music through transcribing, and has recently completed transcriptions of Kenny Kirkland and Art Tatum. He is also a recording artist, his most recent CD recordings being Songs I Love for People I Love (solo piano), and Sonoroscope, which features Billy Contreras (violin), Roy Vogt (bass), Danny Gottlieb (drums), and Beth Gottlieb (percussion). For more information about his music, visit www.anthonybelfiglio.com.

Contact: (615) 460-8224 or anthony.belfiglio@belmont.edu