Nanci Belmont Joins LSU Music

By Cullen Sadler

February 24, 2022

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Nanci Belmont, Assistant Professor of Bassoon

We are pleased to announce Nanci Belmont will join the LSU School of Music faculty as Assistant Professor of Bassoon, beginning in Fall 2022.

Praised as "outstanding" by the New York Classical Review, Belmont is a dynamic musician enjoying a diverse career as a performer, educator, and arts advocate.​ Recognized for her artistry as a soloist, Nanci is the Second Prize winner of the 2016 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition of the International Double Reed Society. She has appeared as a concerto soloist in New York City on multiple occasions, including performances of the Strauss Duett Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon and the Gubaidulina Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings.

Nanci is passionate about creating meaningful and relevant musical experiences for all audiences. She works as a Teaching Artist with the Bridge Arts Ensemble, and has taken part in numerous performances in community venues and public schools as a fellow of Ensemble Connect. In her roles as performer and educator, Nanci is driven by the desire to cultivate curious, lifelong learners in music. Nanci serves on faculty at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA and the Special Music School in New York City, NY.


"I'm thrilled to be so warmly welcomed into the LSU community, and I look forward to sharing and engaging musically with LSU's amazing music faculty and students."

–Nanci Belmont, Assistant Professor of Bassoon


Originally from Florida, Nanci holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Florida State University and a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Frank Morelli. Most recently, she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University. Nanci currently resides in New York City, where she enjoys searching for the perfect cup of coffee, escaping the city for some hiking, and hanging out with her cat, Scherzo.