Visit the campus
Schedule a Tour
Visiting our campus provides an excellent opportunity to picture yourself here as a student. Blair tours begin with a 30-minute information session, followed by a 30-minute tour of the school. To schedule a tour of the Blair School of Music, please complete the registration form at the bottom of the page. Registration for tours through December 2018 are currently available; spring tour dates will be available for registration on January 4, 2019. At this time, please call Mrs. Jenny Simpkins in the Blair Main Office to inquire about October-November Blair Tour Scheduling: 615-322-7651. If you'd like to schedule a tour of Vanderbilt University's main campus, you may do so at the Vanderbilt Admissions website.
IMPORTANT: Prior to travel, please note that we do not offer majors in: jazz, bluegrass or popular music styles/genres, songwriting, recording/sound-engineering, musical theatre, guitar, electric bass, banjo, drum-set, or ukulele. We provide this information as a courtesy to you as we know travel is expensive and we want to ensure you have updated information on our programs. You can read more about our programs at: http://blair.vanderbilt.edu/admissions/programs.php.
Please Note: If you are scheduling a visit for a group larger than 15, and less than 30, please call the Blair Admissions Office at 615.322.6181 so that special arrangements can be made. Not all requests can be accommodated, and we are unable to accommodate any group larger than 30. Please provide at least three weeks advance notice for large group tours to be scheduled. Groups traveling by bus may be dropped off at the Blair School main entrance (2400 Blakemore Avenue--the main circle drive is on Children's Way). Please confirm parking arrangements with Blair Admissions; parking is available in Lot 74A
Schedule a Lesson
Private lessons may be scheduled for those students who are current or rising high school seniors intending to major in music. If you are interested in a private lesson with a Blair School faculty member, please contact them directly for details (availability, lesson policies, possible fees, etc.). Please find a list of faculty by department here. .
If you have a questions about scheduling a lesson during your visit, please contact Blair Admissions.
Prospective students are welcome to observe some of our classes and rehearsals. Please review the list of classes available for observation Fall 2018, and then contact listed instructor to submit your class visit request. Spring semester classes for observation will be posted January 4, 2019.
Events in your Location
If you are unable to visit our campus, we encourage you to register for one of the NACAC Performing and Visual Arts Fairs in your area. Registration is free of charge, but required for attendance. Don't see an event in your area in the list below? Email us to learn more about additional events near you. If you have questions, please contact Blair Admissions.
September 20, 2018: San Francisco PVA NACAC Fair
September 21, 2018: Orange County School for the Arts College Fair
September 22, 2018: New England Conservatory College Fair
September 23, 2018: Peabody Conservatory College Fair
September 29, 2018: University of Michigan School of Theatre, Music and Dance College Fair
October 4, 2018: Northshore College Fair
October 7, 2018: Interlochen PVA NACAC Fair
October 12, 2018: University of Denver School of Music College Fair
October 15, 2018: Florida Music College Fair at Orlando Science Center
October 18, 2018: Eastman College Fair
October 29, 2018: Atlanta PVA NACAC Fair
November 5, 2018: NYC PVA NACAC Fair
November 26, 2018: NAFME College Fair