New Students

Welcome to Blair!  We are so pleased you have chosen Vanderbilt and the Blair School of Music for your Bachelor of Music degree. The faculty and administration look forward to meeting you in August. Until then, here are a few tips, FAQs, checklist items, and welcome letter to get you started on your planning. 

Complete an Immunization Requirement Form

All incoming students are required to complete a Student Health Center Immunization Requirements Form that includes information regarding university and state-mandated vaccinations, as well as information on other strongly recommended vaccinations. For complete information, see the Student Health Center website.

Read the Blair Student Handbook (2023-2024 edition)

Especially check out pages describing the core curriculum and sample curriculum pages for your major. The most recent Blair Student Handbook is available here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Consult other Blair and university resources for questions regarding:

Begin Selecting Courses!

  • Registration FAQs 
  • Familiarize yourself with YES (requires VUNetID), the hub of academic information and enrollment services.
  • Check your enrollment window appointments and load courses in your cart, using the "Schedule" link to review a grid of your selected course times.

Contact Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Brian Utley when you have loaded your cart. He will review your selections, give you advice, answer academic questions, and lift your enrollment hold so you can begin registering when your enrollment window opens.

Students planning to pursue pre-med should contact Brian Utley early in the process, as seats fill quickly for required science classes.