Blair School Of Music

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    Blair welcomes Jessie Montgomery for September residency

    Award-winning composer, violinist, and educator Jessie Montgomery was warmly welcomed back to Blair School of Music September 18-22 for a residency that included classroom instruction, a masterclass session, and lecture during Friday’s Student Recital Class. Five student chamber groups were personally coached as they performed works composed by Montgomery; those… Read More

    Sep. 25, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Blair Around the World: Tyler Nelson in Australia

    Blair School of Music Associate Professor of Voice Tyler Nelson was in Sydney, Australia this month, where he conducted a voice masterclass at the Academy for Music and the Performing Arts (AMPA). Nelson also participated in several Vanderbilt student recruitment activities. We thank him for sharing these personal photos from… Read More

    Sep. 25, 2023

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    Vanderbilt Wind Symphony and University Orchestra to make season debuts

    Two of Blair School of Music’s premier large ensembles will take the stage this week. The Vanderbilt Wind Symphony, conducted by Thomas Verrier, associate professor of conducting, will open its fall performance season on Friday, September 22, with Symphonic Songs. The program will feature a guest appearance by… Read More

    Sep. 18, 2023

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    International Jazz Composers’ Symposium coming to Blair

    International Jazz Composers’ Symposium   Blair School of Music will host the sixth International Jazz Composers’ Symposium, May 16-18, 2024. Presented by the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC), the conference provides a forum that unites jazz composers of all ages and nationalities in an informal exchange of… Read More

    Sep. 17, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Raheleh Filsoofi named a 2023 Joan Mitchell Fellow

    Raheleh Filsoofi has been named one of 15 recipients of the prestigious 2023 Joan Mitchell Fellowship, awarded to artists working in the fields of painting, sculpture, installation and land art. She will receive an unrestricted $60,000 grant, to be disbursed over five years. Filsoofi is assistant professor in ceramics at… Read More

    Sep. 10, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Announcing Florence Price: A Celebration, a monthlong festival honoring the groundbreaking African American pianist, composer, and educator

    Florence Price: A Celebration Florence Price: A Celebration, a multi-event music festival, will pay tribute to the life, music, and enduring legacy of a woman who broke barriers of race and gender in classical music. Taking place at venues across Nashville October 3 through November 14, the series is produced… Read More

    Sep. 6, 2023

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    Open house event celebrates Blair’s new practice organ

    Students, faculty, and deans gathered recently with Malcolm Matthews, adjunct artist teacher of organ and harpsichord, to celebrate the installation of Blair’s new practice organ, a 10-rank mechanical instrument built by Austrian builder Gregor Hradetzky. Originally constructed for a home in Arizona, the organ was later used as a liturgical… Read More

    Sep. 4, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Wilson Music Library unveils new Ingram Hall exhibits

    The Wilson Music Library has completed the installation of five exhibits in Ingram Hall that complement the upcoming immersive concert, Voices of Mississippi, on September 15. Three exhibit cases feature a newly acquired archival collection of Otha Turner, a Mississippi fife musician. Turner was one of the last well-known fife… Read More

    Aug. 28, 2023

  • Voices of Mississippi

    Voices of Mississippi coming to Blair September 15

    Voices of Mississippi   The Vanderbilt University Wilson Music library will present Voices of Mississippi on Friday, September 15, 7:30 p.m., in Blair School of Music’s Ingram Hall. Voices of Mississippi is an immersive multimedia concert event that celebrates the music, art, and storytelling traditions of the people of… Read More

    Jul. 26, 2023

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    Photos from Banding Together, Havana, Cuba

    We’re excited to share photos from the groundbreaking Banding Together United States / Cuba collaborative orchestra festival in Cuba. Directed by Blair’s Thomas Verrier, the finale performance in Havana on July 21 featured a concert band comprised of 40 Cuban musicians from the Centro Nacional de la Musica de Concierto,… Read More

    Jul. 24, 2023