• Vanderbilt University

    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

  • Vanderbilt University

    Edgar Meyer and Dashon Burton claim new Grammy Awards

    It was a big night for Blair School of Music as faculty members Edgar Meyer and Dashon Burton added to their Grammy Award collections at the 66th annual ceremonies in Los Angeles. Edgar Meyer was honored with two Grammys—for Best Global Music Performance and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album—through his collaboration… Read More

    Feb. 5, 2024

  • MTNA National Competitions

    Blair students shine at MTNA Competitions

    Blair School of Music students received numerous awards at the state level of the Music Teachers National Association Competitions, held last month at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. The annual event featured 97 students, ages 11-26, competing in piano, string, vocal, and woodwind categories. In the Piano Competition, Josephine Borne… Read More

    Nov. 26, 2023