Precollege and Adult Programs
About the Precollege and Adult Program
As fulfillment of the founding mission of the Blair School of Music, the Precollege and Adult program is dedicated to providing superior musical training to its students as well as to contributing to the musical culture of the Nashville environs. Through performance and classroom instruction, numerous ensemble venues, concerts, lectures, and recitals given by faculty and students, Blair encourages the development and nurturing of each student's musical capabilities.
Types of Instruction
Studio and Chamber Music
The art of musical performance of an instrument or voice is presented to precollege and adult students via group and individual instruction. From the necessary basics to the application of more advanced aspects of music making, students receive the foundations needed for musical expression. Further study of performance practices is available in the Chamber Music program. Coaching and interpretation of literature for small, mixed ensembles is available upon recommendation of private instructors.
Precollege and adult students are invited to further their musical understanding through classroom study.
Precollege classes include interactive, self-guided Music Theory courses that progress from elementary to advanced theory and composition; Music History courses that explore music's historical, cultural and social development; Musicianship courses to learn to identify, write and produce music in real time; Collaborative Piano and Accompanying; and Alexander Technique.
Adult students may enroll in a variety of classes, including "Symphony 101, New Ears for Music and the Orchestra," which explores the history, culture and sounds of symphonic literature and more; "Hit Songwriters Seminar," where songwriters connect, share and learn from some of Music City's finest; and interactive Music Theory classes.
Singers and instrumentalists develop ensemble skills by performing in choral, orchestral, Suzuki and chamber music ensembles. Designed for varying ages and levels of musical expertise, these groups are open by audition and teacher placement.
- Blair Children's Chorus Program Ensembles
- Suzuki Program Ensembles
- The Curb Youth Symphony/Nashville Youth Orchestra Program
- Vanderbilt Community Chorus
Precollege and Adult Program Documents
Course catalogs, registration forms and other important documents related to the Precollege & Adult Program at Blair.
- Download the Fall 2015 precollege and adult calendar. Important dates for precollege families!
- Download the Fall 2015 registration brochures for the precollege and adult programs.
- Read about Summer 2015 precollege courses and fees.
- Download the 2013-2015 catalog for the Precollege & Adult Program.