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Coming up:


April 24, 2023, 7:30 PM, McAfee Concert Hall, 2108 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN Belmont Camerata,

Haydn G Major Piano Trio with Kris Elsberry, piano and Keith Nicholas, cello; Brahms D Minor Sonata with Alessandra Volpi, piano; Milhaud Creation of the World, Robert Gregg, conductor

June 27, 2023, time tbd, Masterclass for Sewanee Festival



May 13, 2023,  Judged NAMTA YAAA auditions at the Blair School of Music


February 9, 2023, 7:30 PM, McAfee Concert Hall, 2108 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN

Soloist with the Belmont University Symphony Orchestra and the Belmont University String Chamber Orchestra

Vivaldi Winter & Vaughan Williams Lark Ascending

December 12, 2022, 7:30 PM, Belmont Camerata, McAfee Concert Hall, 2108 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN

Camerata Christmas

September 19, 2022, 7:30 PM, McAfee Concert Hall, 2108 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN : Belmont Camerata, Mozart Sonata in B-flat, K. 454

In April 2022, Elisabeth led orchestra workshops with students in Chicago area schools.


On January 21, 2022, Elisabeth Small presented a guest masterclass for Alabama Orchestra Association at the Alabama Music Educators Association conference, BJCC Conference Center, Birmingham, AL

Hear Elisabeth play Bach, Brahms, Gershwin and more!

"I brought my 8th Grade Orchestra to Belmont several times and we did workshops with Elisabeth Small. She is one of the best clinicians that has ever worked with my kids! She is firm and loving at the same time. Her passion and expertise come across clearly, and she always brings out the very best in my students."

Seth Gamba, Elkins Pointe Middle School
Roswell, GA

Upcoming & Recent Classes

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Masterclass for Chicago Area String Programs in April 2022


Elisabeth's Studio

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Elisabeth Small has taught violin at Belmont University School of Music for 35 years. She developed and shepherded the String Department as Coordinator of Strings for seventeen years, and since 2020, continues to teach on the faculty as Assistant Professor of Music. Elisabeth received her Bachelor and Master degrees from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Dorothy DeLay. 

Her varied career includes engagements as soloist with orchestra including the National, Atlanta and Nashville Symphony Orchestras, chamber music and recital broadcasts on regional television and on public radio stations in the U.S. and Canada, at festivals, as well as service as Associate Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony. She has led master classes and clinics as far afield as the Dresden Hochschule in Germany, and many of her presentations at national ASTA and state conferences have focused on muscular-skeletal injury prevention.

Her former students hold positions in all levels of education and in symphony orchestras. Elisabeth’s pedagogical philosophy blends her conservatory training with an open mind to nurture all musical styles in her students, whose careers range from Classical to jazz/rock to Bluegrass/ Celtic. Her former students continue to be heard on stages the world over, in Classical venues, as well as with renowned acts such as Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Awards and honors of former students include CMA Musician of the Year, 2019, 2020 & 2021 and 2016 and 2017 Grammies.


Small's 2015 solo/piano-trio tour of eight cities in China included performances and master classes at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the Tianjin Conservatory, Nanjing Culture and Arts Center, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Guangzhou Xinghai Conservatory of Music, and Shenzen Concert Hall.

She and her husband, Carl Marsh presented recitals in London, UK and Geneva, Switzerland in 2017-2018.

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