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Study Away

International Exchange

With our International Exchange program, students in the School of Music can spend up to two semesters at any of the following schools:

  • University of Manchester - Manchester, England
  • Russian Academy of Music (Gnesins School) - Moscow, Russia
  • Hochschule fur Musik - Dresden, Germany
  • Edinburgh Napier University/Arcadia University - Salzburg, Austria
  • Music Academy/Scottish Royal Conservatory - Glasgow, Scotland

School of Music students are given extraordinary opportunities to study in a normally competitively-limited audition atmosphere. Because this program entrusts high responsibilities of the students, we require at least a 3.0 grade average, junior academic standing and evidence of the individual possessing the ability to live abroad. Credit gained through these programs varies, depending on the international program undertaken by the student and the length of the study abroad.

International Study

In addition, all of the schools are language intensive. Consequently, applicants must have completed at least one year of college-level language (specific to their particular exchange country) and must continue language study during the year abroad. Students will spend approximately one month of intensive language study at the appropriate level in-country prior to beginning music studies.

School of Music students interested in the International Exchange Program should contact Dr. Ted Wylie (or via phone, 615-460-8108) for further information. 



These classes, held during May in locations abroad are a wonderful opportunity to learn and engage in other cultures. These classes are presented in English by Belmont faculty. Maymesters led by music faculty have included:

  • Baltic states, Czech Republic, Germany
  • Paris
  • England
  • France
  • Italy
  • Ghana
  • Morocco
  • Norway
  • Greece
  • Ireland


Belmont USA

For students wishing to remain stateside, the Belmont USA program offers semester-long programs in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and other cities across the USA. These programs allow students to connect and learn in different environments across the USA. 

For a complete listing of study away/abroad opportunities, please visit the Office of Study Abroad.