Blair School Of Music

  • Rehearsal during Banding Together 2022

    Blair Around the World: Banding Together in Cuba

    Thomas Verrier leads a rehearsal in Colombia during the 2022 Banding Together event. Thomas E. Verrier will lead a Vanderbilt group to Cuba this week for the third rendition of the groundbreaking collaborative music project, Banding Together: La Orquesta CubanAmerican de Vientos (“The Cuban American Wind Orchestra”). Funded by a… Read More

    Jul. 9, 2023

  • Limón Dance Company

    Limón Dance Company completes productive residency at Blair

    The Limón Dance Company. Back row (L-R) Artistic Director Dante Puleio, choreographer Kathryn Alter, and Blair School’s Seth Soloway. The world-renowned Limón Dance Company had a busy and productive time at Vanderbilt, as it readied two new works for the company’s 78th professional touring season. During the two-week… Read More

    Jul. 3, 2023

  • Annika Hsu

    Annika Hsu performs at NIH Clinical Center

    Annika Hsu Rising Blair School of Music senior Annika Hsu recently performed at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, for their Music in the Atrium Concert Series. Hsu is currently working as a summer intern at NIH, researching gene therapy with Dr. John F. Read More

    Jun. 26, 2023

  • Dr. Nathan Cheung

    Nathan Cheung to join Blair faculty as an Instructor of Collaboration

    Dr. Nathan Cheung Nathan Cheung will join the Blair School of Music as an instructor of collaboration in fall 2023. A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Cheung is known for his versatility as a soloist, collaborator, composer, and improviser. These roles are fueled by a life-long passion to… Read More

    Jun. 26, 2023

  • Dante Puleio, Artistic Director

    World-renowned Limón Dance Company coming to Blair School of Music for two-week residency

    Dante Puleio, Artistic Director(Photo: Kelly Puleio)Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music will host a two-week residency with the acclaimed Limón Dance Company, June 20 – July 1, 2023. The company is preparing for its upcoming production of Missa Brevis, to premiere for Limón’s 78th season, at the top of… Read More

    Jun. 13, 2023

  • Russell Platt

    Russell Platt awarded Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship

    Russell Platt(photo: Alejandro Otero)Russell Platt, Adjunct Associate Professor of Music, has been awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship in composition from the Tennessee Arts Commission. “I am grateful to have been awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship,” said Platt. “I have been living and composing in Tennessee and at Vanderbilt… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Blair Around the World: Mat Britain leads group to St. Lucia

    Mat Britain, Adjunct Instructor of Steel Drums, led a group of 14 adult students from Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institue (OLLI) to the island of Saint Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean for a 10-day Steel Band Workshop in May, where he taught alongside world renowned steel pan performer/educator/composer Andy Narell. Read More

    Jun. 4, 2023

  • Vanderbilt Choral Scholars

    Blair Around the World: Vanderbilt Choral Scholars Perform in England

    The annual cohort of the Vanderbilt Choral Scholars is in Leeds and Liverpool from May 16-27, singing performances and services at Leeds Cathedral and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Led by Tucker Biddlecombe, these are Immersion Vanderbilt experiences in which students perform the choral concert repertory they study at the Blair… Read More

    May. 22, 2023

  • Eric Wong

    Blair School welcomes Eric Wong, Assistant Professor of Viola

    Eric Wong will join Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music as Assistant Professor of Viola in fall 2023. Described as possessing a “tone like toasted caramel” and “amazing” (Musical Toronto), Wong has appeared on the world’s most iconic stages including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Museum of… Read More

    May. 21, 2023

  • Bethany Wiese

    Blair School welcomes Bethany Wiese

    Dr. Bethany Wiese will join Blair School of Music as Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium in fall 2023. A native of Davenport, Iowa, Dr. Wiese most recently served as Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Appalachian State University (Boone, North Carolina) and spent two years as a… Read More

    May. 8, 2023