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  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • Vanderbilt University

    Jazz at Blair tickets on sale now

    Tickets are on sale now for three concert events during the 2024 International Jazz Symposium hosted at Blair School of Music. Blair School of Music will host the 2024 International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC) Symposium May 16-18. The three-day event will include three stellar guest artist… Read More

    Mar. 4, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Tucker Biddlecombe earns accolades for Carnegie Hall performance

    Tucker Biddlecombe received glowing reviews as the featured guest conductor of Bluegrass Mass, performed last month at Carnegie Hall in New York. The choral concert event featured more than 200 singers performing with a traditional bluegrass ensemble, and included a number of Blair alumni and faculty. New York Concert… Read More

    Mar. 4, 2024

  • Songs at Night

    Blair alumna Lila Meretzky to premiere Songs at Night

    Composer Lila Meretzky (BMus’20) will premiere Songs at Night on February 27 in New York, performed by the Contemporaneous ensemble. New York ensemble Contemporaneous will premiere works by Blair alumna Lila Meretzky (BMus’20) on February 27, 8:00 p.m. ET, at performance venue Roulette in Brooklyn. The program, Songs at… Read More

    Feb. 19, 2024

  • Ways of Seeing

    Blair professors will premiere the commissioned work “Ways of Seeing” February 29

    Blair professors Heather Conner, piano; Ji Hye Jung and Lee Vinson, percussion; will be joined by pianist Caleb Harris to present “Ways of Seeing” on February 29. Blair School of Music will present a Master Series faculty performance on February 29 that will include the world premiere of “Ways… Read More

    Feb. 16, 2024

  • Blair Big Band: Solidarity

    Blair Big Band “Solidarity” concert coming Friday, February 23

    The Blair Big Band will present a collaborative concert, Solidarity, on February 23. The award-winning Blair Big Band, directed by Ryan Middagh, will present a special concert event on Friday, February 23, entitled Solidarity: An Evening of Creative Collaborations. The performance will feature Blair School of Music students, faculty,… Read More

    Feb. 11, 2024

  • Vanderbilt Wind Symphony

    Wind Symphony and Symphonic Choir to present American Icons program

    The Vanderbilt Wind Symphony and Symphonic Choir will perform American Icons on Friday, February 9. The Vanderbilt Wind Symphony, conducted by Thomas Verrier, and Vanderbilt Symphonic Choir, directed by Tucker Biddlecombe, will present American Icons in Ingram Hall, Friday, February 9, 8:00 p.m. The program features masterworks… Read More

    Feb. 6, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Blair faculty members and an alumnus up for Grammy Awards

    The 66th Grammy Awards will be Sunday, February 4. It’s Grammy week and Blair will be well represented at Sunday’s 66th annual ceremonies, as two faculty members and a composition alumnus are up for awards. Lauded bassist and composer Edgar Meyer received three nominations for Best Global Music Performance,… Read More

    Feb. 2, 2024