O U R  M I S S I O N

To provide musical performance and leadership opportunities for students of all academic majors and backgrounds. We are a fun and positive group that is dedicated to fostering a community for members and students through our music.

 

W H O   W E   A R E

We are a 16 member student run, co-ed a cappella group based in Nashville, TN at Belmont University. Founded in 2009, we have grown to include local and national performances, as well as ICCA Finals in New York City in 2013, 2014, and 2017. The Beltones commit to a foundation of positivity and value the privilege of making good music with people we love. 

 

M E E T  T H E   B E L T O N E S

ADRIEL MORTON PRESIDENT | SENIOR | ALTO II Adri Morton is a senior English major from Lodi, CA and this is her third year as a Beltone. She feels so incredibly privileged to be a part of this wonderful, talented, ridiculously supportive family. When not in rehearsal, you can find Adri reading, hiking, or (most likely) eating donuts. She is still out of her mind happy that she can call these crazy 15 people her best pals.

ADRIEL MORTON

PRESIDENT | SENIOR | ALTO II

Adri Morton is a senior English major from Lodi, CA and this is her third year as a Beltone. She feels so incredibly privileged to be a part of this wonderful, talented, ridiculously supportive family. When not in rehearsal, you can find Adri reading, hiking, or (most likely) eating donuts. She is still out of her mind happy that she can call these crazy 15 people her best pals.

JORDON WASHINGTON VICE PRESIDENT | JUNIOR | BASS Jordon Washington is a junior entrepreneurship major from St.Louis, MO and this is his third year in the Beltones. Jordon has been in 4 acappella groups since he realized he doesn't care much for instruments 5 years ago, and is beyond excited to be part of the Beltones family. As a bass, he specializes in "Doom's" "Ba dahs" and especially "dm's". He loves his fellow Beltones more than he loves Pentatonix, and that's really saying something.

JORDON WASHINGTON

VICE PRESIDENT | JUNIOR | BASS

Jordon Washington is a junior entrepreneurship major from St.Louis, MO and this is his third year in the Beltones. Jordon has been in 4 acappella groups since he realized he doesn't care much for instruments 5 years ago, and is beyond excited to be part of the Beltones family. As a bass, he specializes in "Doom's" "Ba dahs" and especially "dm's". He loves his fellow Beltones more than he loves Pentatonix, and that's really saying something.

KENDALL WILLIAMS  MUSIC DIRECTOR | SENIOR | SOPRANO II Kendall Williams, a senior Music Therapy major, is a third-year member of the Beltones from Montgomery, AL. She is super thankful for all of the Tones and feels so blessed to be a part of this community. Her hobbies include binge watching Netflix, dancing until no one is watching, and dreaming of owning a golden-doodle. In her own words, “I literally love the Beltones with my whole entire body.” 

KENDALL WILLIAMS

 MUSIC DIRECTOR | SENIOR | SOPRANO II

Kendall Williams, a senior Music Therapy major, is a third-year member of the Beltones from Montgomery, AL. She is super thankful for all of the Tones and feels so blessed to be a part of this community. Her hobbies include binge watching Netflix, dancing until no one is watching, and dreaming of owning a golden-doodle. In her own words, “I literally love the Beltones with my whole entire body.” 

EMMA KLEINBERG ASSISTANT MUSIC DIRECTOR | JUNIOR | ALTO I Emma Kleinberg is a junior Commercial Voice major from Bel Air, MD and boy is she SO HAPPY to be a Tone! Outside of the Beltones, you can catch Emma journaling, song-writing, wandering around parks, showing everyone she meets pictures of her dog, eating pretty much everything, and loving life. Emma can’t even believe how blessed she is to be a part of this incredible family and she is so excited for all the years of Beltones ahead!

EMMA KLEINBERG

ASSISTANT MUSIC DIRECTOR | JUNIOR | ALTO I

Emma Kleinberg is a junior Commercial Voice major from Bel Air, MD and boy is she SO HAPPY to be a Tone! Outside of the Beltones, you can catch Emma journaling, song-writing, wandering around parks, showing everyone she meets pictures of her dog, eating pretty much everything, and loving life. Emma can’t even believe how blessed she is to be a part of this incredible family and she is so excited for all the years of Beltones ahead!

SYD JOHNSON PUBLICIST | JUNIOR | SOPRANO I Syd Johnson is a 20 year old bodybuilder who is addicted to diaper thongs and salted peanuts. She is from Raleigh, NC and enjoys long walks in cemeteries and listening to the pitter patter of meatballs on her bedside window. She is excited to be in the Beltones because it will be so much easier for her to have a group of people to slowly stalk and eat.

SYD JOHNSON

PUBLICIST | JUNIOR | SOPRANO I

Syd Johnson is a 20 year old bodybuilder who is addicted to diaper thongs and salted peanuts. She is from Raleigh, NC and enjoys long walks in cemeteries and listening to the pitter patter of meatballs on her bedside window. She is excited to be in the Beltones because it will be so much easier for her to have a group of people to slowly stalk and eat.

BRYCE SHERLOW PUBLICIST | JUNIOR | ALTO I Bryce is a junior member of da Beltones from Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ! She’s an Entertainment Industry Studies major who is super interested in the music industry. Before coming to Belmont, Bryce developed her a cappella skills in her high school group “Highlands Voices” and got to perform in several ICHSA’s. When not singing, she can be found hanging out with friends, catching up on Quantico, or spending time with her family and dog, Giles. She’s so so excited and honored to be a part of this amazing group and loves every minute she spends with these people that bring so much joy into her life!

BRYCE SHERLOW

PUBLICIST | JUNIOR | ALTO I

Bryce is a junior member of da Beltones from Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ! She’s an Entertainment Industry Studies major who is super interested in the music industry. Before coming to Belmont, Bryce developed her a cappella skills in her high school group “Highlands Voices” and got to perform in several ICHSA’s. When not singing, she can be found hanging out with friends, catching up on Quantico, or spending time with her family and dog, Giles. She’s so so excited and honored to be a part of this amazing group and loves every minute she spends with these people that bring so much joy into her life!

SAM JOHNSTON TREASURER | JUNIOR | BARITONE Sam Johnston is a junior Commercial Voice major from good ole Dallas, Texas. This is Sam's first time being in an a cappella group and he's stoked to be apart of it! Aside from the Beltones, he loves hot chicken, playing the guitar, and fan-girling over John Mayer!!!

SAM JOHNSTON

TREASURER | JUNIOR | BARITONE

Sam Johnston is a junior Commercial Voice major from good ole Dallas, Texas. This is Sam's first time being in an a cappella group and he's stoked to be apart of it! Aside from the Beltones, he loves hot chicken, playing the guitar, and fan-girling over John Mayer!!!

JOY OWINGS JUNIOR | ALTO II Joy is a junior from Nashville, TN and is so thrilled to be singing with the Beltones! She is in the Nursing school at Belmont University and considers herself to be the Beltones' official nurse. When she's not singing a cappella tunes or trying to save lives, she is probably wishing she was a yoga teacher or walking with her dog. Joy is so thankful that music has brought her to the amazing people of the Beltones!

JOY OWINGS

JUNIOR | ALTO II

Joy is a junior from Nashville, TN and is so thrilled to be singing with the Beltones! She is in the Nursing school at Belmont University and considers herself to be the Beltones' official nurse. When she's not singing a cappella tunes or trying to save lives, she is probably wishing she was a yoga teacher or walking with her dog. Joy is so thankful that music has brought her to the amazing people of the Beltones!

JACKSON DREYER SENIOR | TENOR II Jackson Dryer is a senior Commercial Guitar major at Belmont University, emphasizing in Music Business and Songwriting. In his third year in the Beltones, Jackson has grown to see the group not just as a great musical outlet to sing and arrange, but also as a place to spend time with some of his best friends.

JACKSON DREYER

SENIOR | TENOR II

Jackson Dryer is a senior Commercial Guitar major at Belmont University, emphasizing in Music Business and Songwriting. In his third year in the Beltones, Jackson has grown to see the group not just as a great musical outlet to sing and arrange, but also as a place to spend time with some of his best friends.

COLTON SMITH JUNIOR | TENOR I Colton Smith is a Commercial Voice major with an emphasis in Music Business from Albertville, Alabama. He is Beyoncé's biggest fan, and choreographs mini dance routines while he's just standing around doing nothing. He enjoys long walks to Taco Bell, and he just loves people. He's a junior at Belmont University and this is his first year as Beltone. It's super exciting for him because he was really involved in his high school choir and has really missed that sense of family.

COLTON SMITH

JUNIOR | TENOR I

Colton Smith is a Commercial Voice major with an emphasis in Music Business from Albertville, Alabama. He is Beyoncé's biggest fan, and choreographs mini dance routines while he's just standing around doing nothing. He enjoys long walks to Taco Bell, and he just loves people. He's a junior at Belmont University and this is his first year as Beltone. It's super exciting for him because he was really involved in his high school choir and has really missed that sense of family.

FRIEDEL MORGENSTERN JUNIOR | SOPRANO I Friedel Morgenstern is a junior Commercial Voice major at Belmont University and this is her first year in the Beltones! She is from Berlin, Germany and came to Nashville to study music in her favorite city. She loves to sing all day--pop, jazz, or classical music. Travelling is her favorite thing to do and she is very happy that one of her journeys has brought her to Nashville and to the Beltones.

FRIEDEL MORGENSTERN

JUNIOR | SOPRANO I

Friedel Morgenstern is a junior Commercial Voice major at Belmont University and this is her first year in the Beltones! She is from Berlin, Germany and came to Nashville to study music in her favorite city. She loves to sing all day--pop, jazz, or classical music. Travelling is her favorite thing to do and she is very happy that one of her journeys has brought her to Nashville and to the Beltones.

CARLY STIVER SOPHOMORE | SOPRANO II Carly Stiver is a sophomore Commercial Voice major from Raleigh, North Carolina and this is her first year in the Beltones. She feels so much gratitude for each moment that she is surrounded by the pure hearts and strong vocal chords that make up this group. Outside of the Beltones, you can find her hanging with her pals, journaling, not eating dairy, and overall just loving each individual day on this beautiful planet. Plus, her days are so much better when they are filled with the laughter and presence of the Tones!

CARLY STIVER

SOPHOMORE | SOPRANO II

Carly Stiver is a sophomore Commercial Voice major from Raleigh, North Carolina and this is her first year in the Beltones. She feels so much gratitude for each moment that she is surrounded by the pure hearts and strong vocal chords that make up this group. Outside of the Beltones, you can find her hanging with her pals, journaling, not eating dairy, and overall just loving each individual day on this beautiful planet. Plus, her days are so much better when they are filled with the laughter and presence of the Tones!

BAYLEE LINDSEY SOPHOMORE | ALTO I Baylee Lindsey is a 19 year old Music Business major from Fort Worth, Texas. This is her first year in the Beltones and she's PUMPED! Two truths and a lie: 1) she was brutally attacked by a donkey when she was 11. 2) She's committed to saving the bees but equally committed to killing the entire iguana population. 3) All of her spare time is committed to fulfilling her extreme love for K-pop. She is so grateful for the Tones family and can't wait to make tons of beautiful music with all these beautiful people.

BAYLEE LINDSEY

SOPHOMORE | ALTO I

Baylee Lindsey is a 19 year old Music Business major from Fort Worth, Texas. This is her first year in the Beltones and she's PUMPED! Two truths and a lie: 1) she was brutally attacked by a donkey when she was 11. 2) She's committed to saving the bees but equally committed to killing the entire iguana population. 3) All of her spare time is committed to fulfilling her extreme love for K-pop. She is so grateful for the Tones family and can't wait to make tons of beautiful music with all these beautiful people.

WALKER BURROUGHS  FRESHMAN | TENOR I Walker Burroughs is a freshman Music Education major from Birmingham, Alabama. This is his first year in the Beltones, and he's quite excited. Walker loves the outdoors and is super passionate about orchestral movie soundtracks. He has two dogs at home, and he is allergic to cats and Christmas trees. 

WALKER BURROUGHS

 FRESHMAN | TENOR I

Walker Burroughs is a freshman Music Education major from Birmingham, Alabama. This is his first year in the Beltones, and he's quite excited. Walker loves the outdoors and is super passionate about orchestral movie soundtracks. He has two dogs at home, and he is allergic to cats and Christmas trees. 

RYAN HOFFMAN SOPHOMORE | BARITONE Ryan Hoffman is a Commercial Guitar Performance major at Belmont University, and is so excited to have the opportunity to work on his voice by singing with the Beltones this year! Originally from the St. Louis area, Ryan's love of music brought him to Belmont University in 2016 to begin studying music performance. Ryan spends most of his free time during the weekends playing gigs and shows around Nashville, as well as practicing guitar. He also enjoys basketball, running, and hanging out with friends. His favorite soft drink is a raspberry Coke Zero from Qdoba. 

RYAN HOFFMAN

SOPHOMORE | BARITONE

Ryan Hoffman is a Commercial Guitar Performance major at Belmont University, and is so excited to have the opportunity to work on his voice by singing with the Beltones this year! Originally from the St. Louis area, Ryan's love of music brought him to Belmont University in 2016 to begin studying music performance. Ryan spends most of his free time during the weekends playing gigs and shows around Nashville, as well as practicing guitar. He also enjoys basketball, running, and hanging out with friends. His favorite soft drink is a raspberry Coke Zero from Qdoba. 

STEVEN GRIFFIN SENIOR | TENOR II Steven Griffin is a senior Entertainment Industries Studies major born and raised right here in Nashville, Tennessee. Though this is his first and last year in the Beltones, he feels so humbled to be a part of such a talented group of wonderful human beings. When he isn't rehearsing those Tenor II notes, he's probably travelling around seeing his favorite artist in concert or binge-watching Will & Grace. Steven is beside himself to be spending his senior year as a Tone.

STEVEN GRIFFIN

SENIOR | TENOR II

Steven Griffin is a senior Entertainment Industries Studies major born and raised right here in Nashville, Tennessee. Though this is his first and last year in the Beltones, he feels so humbled to be a part of such a talented group of wonderful human beings. When he isn't rehearsing those Tenor II notes, he's probably travelling around seeing his favorite artist in concert or binge-watching Will & Grace. Steven is beside himself to be spending his senior year as a Tone.

PALMER HOOKS JUNIOR | VOCAL PERCUSSIONIST Palmer Hooks is from Colorado. That means he left the most beautiful, fit, and adventure-filled state to come to Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He loves doing anything that involves the outdoors. For example, rock climbing, camping, hiking up a mountain at 5:30AM--you name it! His love of music is what convinced him to leave his mountain paradise. He's a Music Business major with an emphasis in Music Production. While he's most passionate about producing and doing "behind the scenes" work, he also loves performing! He's super pumped about being a Tone because it provides him with an outlet to get up on stage and make music with people he loves. Also, he's been making lightsaber sounds with his brothers since he was like 5, so that's why he comes by the whole mouth drumming thing so naturally. 

PALMER HOOKS

JUNIOR | VOCAL PERCUSSIONIST

Palmer Hooks is from Colorado. That means he left the most beautiful, fit, and adventure-filled state to come to Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He loves doing anything that involves the outdoors. For example, rock climbing, camping, hiking up a mountain at 5:30AM--you name it! His love of music is what convinced him to leave his mountain paradise. He's a Music Business major with an emphasis in Music Production. While he's most passionate about producing and doing "behind the scenes" work, he also loves performing! He's super pumped about being a Tone because it provides him with an outlet to get up on stage and make music with people he loves. Also, he's been making lightsaber sounds with his brothers since he was like 5, so that's why he comes by the whole mouth drumming thing so naturally.