Blair School Of Music

  • Vanderbilt University

    Two Blair professors named research journal editors

    Blair professors Melanie Lowe and Douglas Shadle have been honored with editor roles for two leading music research journals. Lowe has been named editor-in-chief of The Journal of Music History Pedagogy and Shadle has been appointed editor-in-chief of The Journal of Musicological Research. Serving on the… Read More

    Apr. 29, 2024

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    Students honored in annual Blair ceremony

    The annual Student Awards Ceremony was held on April 19, honoring exemplary students from across Blair’s areas of study. Congratulations to these students receiving honors: Achievement in Teaching Award – Whitney Roberts Andrew Sang Han Memorial Award – Samuel D’Amico Martin Williams Award – Charles Murff… Read More

    Apr. 23, 2024

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    Global Scholar in Residence Marc Vanscheeuwijck visits Vanderbilt

    Marc Vanscheeuwijck, Global Scholar in Residence Vanderbilt University welcomed Global Scholar in Residence Marc Vanscheeuwijck, a Baroque cellist and professor of music history at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, to campus April 15-20. Vanscheeuwijck interacted with students at Blair School of Music and the Romance language studies department, visiting musicology… Read More

    Apr. 23, 2024

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    Jeff Coffin to be inducted into Rock Hall of Fame

    The Dave Matthews Band, whose members include Jeff Coffin of the Blair School of Music jazz faculty, has been announced as a 2024 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. A saxophonist, composer, and educator, Coffin is a three-time Grammy Award winner as a member of Bela Fleck… Read More

    Apr. 22, 2024

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    Peter Kolkay honored at Vanderbilt Faculty Assembly

    Peter Kolkay accepts the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award from Chancellor Diermeier and Faculty Senate Chair Andrea Capizzi. Peter Kolkay, Blair associate professor of bassoon, was honored with the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching at last week’s Vanderbilt Faculty Assembly. In presenting the award, Chancellor Diermeier noted… Read More

    Apr. 15, 2024

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    Vanderbilt steel drum bands to share the stage with Nashville middle schoolers in collaborative event on April 14

    The Steel ‘Dores rehearse for their April 14 concert event. The exotic musical sounds of the Caribbean will ring in Ingram Hall on Sunday, April 14, as Blair School of Music presents the acclaimed Vanderbilt Steel ‘Dores Steel Drum Band and special guest musicians from the DuPont Hadley Middle School. Read More

    Apr. 8, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Alumni Feature: An update with Evan Bish, BMus’18

    Evan Bish is the acting principal for the Nashville Symphony’s bass section. Since graduating from Vanderbilt six years ago, double bassist Evan Bish, BMus’18, has continued a meteoric ascent as an in-demand musician and session player. Originally from Poughkeepsie, New York, Bish studied under Joel Reist at Blair and as… Read More

    Apr. 1, 2024

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    The Resonance of the Lands music and art exhibit premieres Friday, March 22

    Visual artist and Vanderbilt University Assistant Professor of Ceramics Raheleh Filsoofi, alongside local musician Reza Filsoofi, will present The Resonance of the Lands on March 22, a celebration of the completion of the first phase of an ambitious art and music project. Filsoofi and other contributing artists sourced… Read More

    Mar. 19, 2024

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    Two Blair alumni among laureates of American Viola Society Composition Competition

    Chris Lowry, BMus’11, and Peter Dayton, BMus’12, both received recognition in the American Viola Society’s 2024 biennial Maurice Gardner Competition for Composers. Among the 77 submissions to the contest, Chris Lowry was the first prize winner, with his work, “Zenith (for Jackson)” for viola and electronics, winning… Read More

    Mar. 18, 2024

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    Teens will dive into video game music composition at MusicTech Camp

    The 2024 MusicTech Camp will be July 8-20 at Blair School of Music. Blair School of Music will host its third annual MusicTech Music and Technology Camp, July 8-20, 2024. The program offers a unique opportunity for teens interested in digital music production and video game design to learn alongside… Read More

    Mar. 14, 2024