Who we are
The Blair School of Music is solely for undergraduates
The talented musicians we attract want conservatory-quality music training with excellent teachers, frequent performance opportunities, and great facilities. They want to participate in their school's top ensembles, so we deliberately limit our admissions numbers. Because we are selective, our students study and perform with musicians who are equally dedicated. The student-to-faculty ratio of 4:1 provides numerous opportunities to get to know and to work closely with the world-class musicians on our faculty.
Blair students are bright and versatile, with wide-ranging interests and ideas
Some combine music in a double major or add a minor in one of our three other undergraduate schools, graduating with Vanderbilt's strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences supporting Blair's intense training in music.
Blair graduates can be found throughout the fields of performance, research, teaching and composition
Blair students have been accepted for graduate study at major schools of music in the United States and Europe. Other Blair alumni have pursued graduate work in disciplines as diverse as business, law, medicine and dentistry.
Whatever your musical or academic focus....
No matter why you choose the Blair School of Music, you will learn to think critically, listen perceptively, and write skillfully in a place long known to the world as Music City.
Read and listen to an audio slideshow about two current Blair students and why they chose Vanderbilt.
Find out more
- Schedule a campus visit
- Programs of study
- Blair Student Handbook 2017-18 including sample curriculum