B.M. (Missouri, Saint Louis); M.M. (Michigan)
Associate Professor of Music Perception and Cognition; Director of the Musicianship Program
Creator of a comprehensive musicianship program that is oriented toward real-time music cognition, developed after more than 30 years of teaching experience and based on original observations concerning the perception of musical pitch, interval and rhythm; Lecturer II, University of Michigan School of Music, Conducting Department; Guest lecturer and clinician for the Conductors Guild, the Royal Danish Conservatory, Brehmen Hochschule für Musik and Freiburg Hochschule für Musik, the Berlin Hochschule für Kunst und Musik, Brüchner Academy in Linz, Austria, University of Goteborg, Sweden, University of Minnesota, West Virginia University, Oberlin Conservatory, Hamilton College, Bowling Green University, Kennesaw State University, Eastern Michigan University, The Conductors Retreat at Medomak. Director of the Institute for Musical Perception; Compositions performed in the United States, Europe and Japan. Music commissions include; Sanctus for Brass Ensemble (Hamilton College, premiered by the Monarch Brass Ensemble); Passacaglia and Fugue for Wind Ensemble (University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point). Teachers include Nadia Boulanger, Eugene Bossart, Benning Dexter, Jane Allen Ritter and Dean Boal. Blair since 2007.