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Fall 2021 update

We are pleased to have begun the return to in-person instruction for some of our Blair Academy programs. Please review our current attendance policies and COVID-19-mitigation protocols.

About Blair Academy

Blair Academy at Vanderbilt is the precollege and adult program of the Blair School of Music. Our mission is to provide the highest caliber of music education for children, youth, and adults, so they may achieve their full potential as artists, citizens and leaders. To achieve this mission, we are committed to serving students of all ages and ability levels, providing scholarships so financial considerations do not deter qualified students from study, and striving to put our commitment to putting the principles of equity, diversity and inclusivity into action. Read our full mission statement here.


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 Blair Academy Events

Current Course Offerings and Student Handbook

Summer Programs

  • Adult Chamber Music Institute
  • Nashville Summer Orchestral Institute
  • Nashville Suzuki Institute
  • Summer Young Artists Orchestra


Blair Academy at Vanderbilt is committed to making music study possible for all qualified students. Due to the generosity of donors and trusts, Blair Academy awards nearly $400,000 in merit- and need-based scholarships annually.