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Douglas Waterbury-Tieman

Douglas Waterbury-Tieman, right, in his new project SeaWife, a folk concert play which premiered at the South Street Seaport Museum in NYC.

Matt Fox, Jesse Strauss, Dillon Minacci and Alan Fey are hitting all the right notes as they lead the efforts for the third annual Make Music Nashville festival next week, with the day-long music event offering performances for the first time on Belmont’s campus. Make Music Day is a global celebration that happens in more than 500 cities worldwide on June 21, 2016, and aims to get as much free outdoor music into as many corners of the community as possible on the longest day of the year.

Jessica French, international vocalist, has recorded a new musical theatre album "Songs I Can Sing From Roles I'll (Probably) Never Play," recorded and mixed by Kieran Kelly and mastered by Matteo Marciano (known for his work on Disney's Frozen, Pitch Perfect, Empire, etc.) and performs her work at NYC's Laurie Beechman Theatre on February 15, 2016. Visit www.jessicalynnfrench.net to pre-order!

Todd Williamson ('88) & Greg Walter ('87), art and music collaboration project to be exhibited at the Villa di Donato in Naples, Italy in November 2015. In 2009 Williamson had an exhibition in the Leu Gallery and an installation in Harton Concert Hall where Greg wrote a commissioned piece of music to go with a large painting.  Greg is the 2014 Encore Award honoree. Hear the piece: https://youtu.be/-Yf4ZeCp5UI

Elias Salazar, Founder and Artistic Director of the Nashville Collegiate Orchestra; newly appointed member of the board of directors for the Gateway Chamber Orchestra. Read more here!

Lisa Grubbs, Program Facilitator for NICU Helping Hands nonprofit; read more here.

Roger Ross, Drummer in successful Las Vegas Show "Baz" 

Douglas Waterbury-Tieman, Composer of SeaWife, a new Off Broadway production

Russell Dickerson, Singer/Songwriter; view his latest music video for the song "Yours:" https://youtube.com/watch?v=gFccvdKehQI

Rayvon Owen, American Idol XIV top 4. See what he's doing: twitter.com/rayvonowen

Russell Terrell, Background vocalists and Curtain Call Award Recipient. View a documentary featuring Russell: http://youtu.be/t46D0y2VRiY

Dr. Timothy Sharp, Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association

Daniel Weeks
, Professor of Voice, University of Louisville and opera singer

Teresa Cheung, Music Director and Conductor of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania, as well as the Resident Conductor for the American Symphony Orchestra in New York City

Dr. Sharon Lawhon, Director of Vocal Department at Samford University

Philip Mitchell, Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Richmond, VA

Clifton Forbis, Operatic Tenor, performing with the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, The Munich opera, etc.

Melinda Doolittle
, Recording Artist, recent Perfomer at Carnegie Hall with the New American Symphony Orchestra

Travis Cotrell
, Contemporary Gospel Artist, recent performer at Carnegie Hall with the New American Symphony Orchestra

Julie Partin Cox, Performer of opera and musical theater and opera in New York and Nashville

Lauren Baker, Elementary Music teacher at Trinity Elementary School, Franklin, TN

Grover Baker, Music Librarian at the Center for Popular Music at MTSU

Dr. Larry McFatter, Piano and Composition Professor at California State at San Bernadino

Ruth Anne Crabb
, Soprano with the Florence (Italy) Opera

Stephen Aber
, Organist, First Baptist Church

Josh Turner
, Country Music Artist

Tammy Rogers
, Performer with Bluegrass Group, the Steeldrivers

John Robinson
, Fulbright Scholarship winner and Music Missionary in Wales

Susan Smith Cauley, Associate minister Music, First Baptist Church, Alexandria, LA

J.L. Nave, Manager of the Fort Wayne Symphony Orchestra

Melissa Austin
, Broadway performer star in “Les Mis”

Denver Bierman, performer and director of “Denver and the Mile High Orchestra”

Carlos Colon
, Well-known composer in Latin America

Elaine Haley
, Minister of Music, First Methodist Church, Springfield, TN

Margie Yankeelov, Music Faculty, Belmont University

Reece Holland, Performer in Musical Theater and TV, Los Angeles

Janet Ivey, Television personality and author, NPT

Sandra McCracken, song writer, performer

Gordon Mote
, pianist, recording artist

Jonathan Nelms, Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Cookeville, TN

Jozef Nuyens, Manager, owner of Castle Studio

Wayne Randolph, Minister of Music, 2nd Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Greg Walter, Musical Theater Faculty, North Carolina School for the Arts

Matthew Slemp, Associate Minister of Music and Dean of the Academy of Performing Arts at First Baptist Church of Atlanta, GA

Rebecca Choate Beasley, Performer with Armonia Celeste, specializing in Italian chamber music of the late Renaissance and early Baroque

Becki Ryan and Melinda Doolittle

School of Music Alums Becki Ryan and Melinda Doolitte performed at the 20th Annual Commercial Music Showcase.

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