• Wadada Leo Smith

    Vanderbilt welcomes music great Wadada Leo Smith this week

    Photo: Jimmy Katz Lauded musician, composer, and educator Wadada Leo Smith will be at Vanderbilt November 28 – December 1 for a residency that will include two musical performances and a special forum interview event. A creative visionary, Smith’s lengthy list of accomplishments and accolades includes a Guggenheim Fellowship, Doris… Read More

    Nov. 27, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    GRAMMY nominations announced for Edgar Meyer, Dashon Burton, and William Brittelle

    Edgar Meyer, Dashon Burton, William Brittelle.           Blair School of Music is well represented in the nominations for the 66th GRAMMY Awards, with a total of five selections announced on November 10. Edgar Meyer, Blair adjunct associate professor of bass and a five-time GRAMMY winner, received… Read More

    Nov. 13, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Blair School of Music celebrates Florence Price with November 14 concert

    The Vanderbilt University Orchestra, conducted by Ernesto Estigarribia Mussi, will pay tribute to groundbreaking musician, composer, and educator Florence Price with its November 14 concert, 8:00 p.m., in Martha Ingram Hall.  The program will include a guest performance by pianist Susan Yang. The event is the culmination of the monthlong… Read More

    Nov. 10, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    New album from Jeremy Wilson releases on Thursday, November 9

    The third solo album from Blair Professor of Trombone, Jeremy Wilson, Aurora, is set for release on Thursday, November 9. “The project is infused from top to bottom with joy, celebration, fun, and most of all… hope,” said Wilson. “It features seven epic new works for trombone by gifted composers… Read More

    Nov. 7, 2023

  • Red Maple

    Bassoonist Peter Kolkay releases new album: Red Maple

    Red Maple, Music for Bassoon and Strings is the new album from Peter Kolkay, recently released on Bridge Records and available everywhere. Recorded with the Calidore String Quartet and Estelle Choi, cello, the collection includes works by contemporary composers Joan Tower, Russell Platt, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and Judith Weir. “This album… Read More

    Oct. 22, 2023

  • Carrie Tipton

    Carrie Tipton studies the history of college football fight songs in new book

    In her new book, From Dixie to Rocky Top, published by Vanderbilt University Press, Carrie Tipton shares the surprisingly complex stories behind some of the iconic collegiate fight songs that we all know; a history that encompasses class, race, gender, and regional identity. In a recent interview with literary… Read More

    Oct. 22, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Malcolm Matthews to perform organ and harpsichord recital on October 28

    Malcolm Matthews The musical artistry of Malcolm Matthews will be on full display in his Saturday, October 28 recital event, 8:00 p.m., in Turner Recital Hall. Performing on Blair’s resident Dobson organ and his own personal harpsichord, Matthews has prepared a special program that includes works by Bruhns, Hanff, Bach,… Read More

    Oct. 22, 2023

  • Kathryn Huether

    Kathryn Huether explores music and symbolism in new published essay

    Kathryn Huether An essay by Kathryn Huether, visiting assistant professor of musicology, has been published in the online educational journal Music and the Holocaust. “Heiling or Holding? Jojo Rabbit (2019), the Beatles, and Cognitive (Sonic) Dissonance” offers an introspective insight into the coupling of visual and musical symbolism, focusing… Read More

    Oct. 9, 2023

  • The Music of Ned Rorem

    Blair faculty to pay tribute to influential composer and author Ned Rorem

    The Music of Ned Rorem As a kickoff for LGBTQI+ History Month, the Blair School of Music faculty will present a concert of works written by and for composer and author Ned Rorem, Tuesday, October 3, 8:00 p.m., in Turner Recital Hall. Known for both his breadth of output for… Read More

    Oct. 3, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Blair welcomes Jessie Montgomery for September residency

    Award-winning composer, violinist, and educator Jessie Montgomery was warmly welcomed back to Blair School of Music September 18-22 for a residency that included classroom instruction, a masterclass session, and lecture during Friday’s Student Recital Class. Five student chamber groups were personally coached as they performed works composed by Montgomery; those… Read More

    Sep. 25, 2023