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Belmont Piano Camp

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Belmont University’s summer Piano Camp is a six-day residential experience on Belmont University’s beautiful campus in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. High-school-age pianists may study classical or jazz piano, having a daily private lesson with a member of the nationally-recognized piano faculty.  There are also daily group sessions; classes in sight-reading, improvisation and more; and evening concerts and social events. 2018 Dates: June 10-15


Camp Activities

Activities include:

  • Daily private lesson with a Belmont piano professor
  • Group lessons and masterclasses
  • Classroom sessions in:
    • Music Theory
    • Sight-Reading
    • Improvisation, and more!
  • Evening concerts

Daily camp activities begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m.

Housing and Meals

Students will be housed in Belmont University dormitories. Roommates will be assigned randomly by gender unless roommate requests are indicated on the registration form.  While in the dormitories, participants will be under the careful supervision of the camp staff, and security will be a priority. All meals will be served in the Johnson Center Dining Hall.

Apply (Jazz or Classical Track)

Please submit the following:
  1. Completed application
  2. A repertoire list of pieces played within the last three years
  3. A recording of two solo piano pieces in contrasting styles. For jazz track students, one of the pieces should demonstrate some form of improvisation.  CDs or DVDs may be sent to the address below; links to videos that have been uploaded to the internet may be sent to the email address below (please indicate “piano camp application” in the subject line.)

Recording and repertoire list may be sent via email to or by mail to:

Kristian Klefstad, Belmont Piano Camp
Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212


Resident Package $700– includes 15 meals and 5 nights in dorm
Commuter Package $450- includes lunches


Dr. Anthony Belfiglio (D.M.A. University of Texas at Austin)
Bruce Dudley (D.M.A. University of Colorado)
Dr. Kris Elsberry (Ph D. Florida State Universtiy)
Dr. Kristian Klefstad (D.M.A. Univerisity of Texas at Austin)
Dr. Daniel Landes (D.M.A. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)
Dr. Robert Marler (D.M.A. Cincinnati Conservatory of Music)

Click here to learn more about the Piano Department at Belmont University.