Belmont will host students of all ages at various dates in June for its annual Summer Fine Arts Camps,* with options to focus on guitar, piano, preparatory piano, strings, band, voice or theatre. These camps offer young musicians and thespians the opportunity to dive deeply into a dynamically diverse week of learning in a variety of styles and genres – just minutes from Music Row.
Belmont will also offer professional development for teachers, hosting both the Tennessee Arts Academy on campus July 9 – 14 and FAME-Endorsed Teacher Trainer Emily Maurek as she provides the First Steps in Music Certification Course June 20-24. First Steps is a developmentally appropriate music education framework for instruction with techniques that provide pathways to meeting students where they are in their musical development, no matter the age or ability.
Belmont’s Summer Fine Arts Camps are structured to focus on intensive immersion in a variety of settings including masterclasses, workshops and participation in large and small ensembles, culminating in a camp performance in one of the University’s many performance halls. This format pushes students to enhance their unique talents while also allowing them to explore new topics and skillsets.
Campers will spend time with others from all around the country who share the same passions and interests and create connections that will last past the culmination of camp week into college and careers. Additionally, campers will learn from and build relationships with Belmont’s world-renowned music and theatre faculty who actively work in the Nashville performing arts industry. These successful musicians and performers record, perform and teach in the Nashville area and tour with artists around the world.
Camp participants will also get a glimpse into what it’s like to be a student in Belmont’s College of Music and Performing Arts. Those who are interested in learning more about Belmont have the opportunity to connect with University Admissions, receive information about the application and audition process, tour campus and hear from current students about their experience at Belmont.
Belmont camps aim to build a complete artist, helping students find and craft their own unique voice by immersing them in the study of high-level artistry in a variety of styles and genres, completing camp energized, engaged and excited about continuing their artistic journeys.
*Note: Camp slots are going quickly, with camps emphasizing guitar, piano and vocal arts for sopranos and altos already full.