• Vanderbilt University

    Blair Around the World: Tyler Nelson in Australia

    Blair School of Music Associate Professor of Voice Tyler Nelson was in Sydney, Australia this month, where he conducted a voice masterclass at the Academy for Music and the Performing Arts (AMPA). Nelson also participated in several Vanderbilt student recruitment activities. We thank him for sharing these personal photos from… Read More

    Sep. 25, 2023

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    Vanderbilt Wind Symphony and University Orchestra to make season debuts

    Two of Blair School of Music’s premier large ensembles will take the stage this week. The Vanderbilt Wind Symphony, conducted by Thomas Verrier, associate professor of conducting, will open its fall performance season on Friday, September 22, with Symphonic Songs. The program will feature a guest appearance by… Read More

    Sep. 18, 2023

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    International Jazz Composers’ Symposium coming to Blair

    International Jazz Composers’ Symposium   Blair School of Music will host the sixth International Jazz Composers’ Symposium, May 16-18, 2024. Presented by the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC), the conference provides a forum that unites jazz composers of all ages and nationalities in an informal exchange of… Read More

    Sep. 17, 2023

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    Raheleh Filsoofi named a 2023 Joan Mitchell Fellow

    Raheleh Filsoofi has been named one of 15 recipients of the prestigious 2023 Joan Mitchell Fellowship, awarded to artists working in the fields of painting, sculpture, installation and land art. She will receive an unrestricted $60,000 grant, to be disbursed over five years. Filsoofi is assistant professor in ceramics at… Read More

    Sep. 10, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Announcing Florence Price: A Celebration, a monthlong festival honoring the groundbreaking African American pianist, composer, and educator

    Florence Price: A Celebration Florence Price: A Celebration, a multi-event music festival, will pay tribute to the life, music, and enduring legacy of a woman who broke barriers of race and gender in classical music. Taking place at venues across Nashville October 3 through November 14, the series is produced… Read More

    Sep. 6, 2023

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    Open house event celebrates Blair’s new practice organ

    Students, faculty, and deans gathered recently with Malcolm Matthews, adjunct artist teacher of organ and harpsichord, to celebrate the installation of Blair’s new practice organ, a 10-rank mechanical instrument built by Austrian builder Gregor Hradetzky. Originally constructed for a home in Arizona, the organ was later used as a liturgical… Read More

    Sep. 4, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Photos from Banding Together, Havana, Cuba

    We’re excited to share photos from the groundbreaking Banding Together United States / Cuba collaborative orchestra festival in Cuba. Directed by Blair’s Thomas Verrier, the finale performance in Havana on July 21 featured a concert band comprised of 40 Cuban musicians from the Centro Nacional de la Musica de Concierto,… Read More

    Jul. 24, 2023

  • Molly Herron

    New work from Molly Herron to premiere in New York

    Molly Herron Molly Herron will be in New York next week for the July 25 premiere of her new orchestral work, “Spin, Span, Spun,” which will be performed by Orchestra of St. Luke’s at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, conducted by Brad Lubman. Herron is one of three composers… Read More

    Jul. 17, 2023

  • Kathryn Huether

    Blair welcomes Kathryn Huether as Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology

    Kathryn Huether   Kathryn Huether will join the Blair faculty as a visiting assistant professor of musicology in fall 2023. She is a classically trained violinist who received her Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Minnesota in 2021, followed by a year as a postdoctoral fellow. She just completed… Read More

    Jul. 13, 2023

  • Rehearsal during Banding Together 2022

    Blair Around the World: Banding Together in Cuba

    Thomas Verrier leads a rehearsal in Colombia during the 2022 Banding Together event. Thomas E. Verrier will lead a Vanderbilt group to Cuba this week for the third rendition of the groundbreaking collaborative music project, Banding Together: La Orquesta CubanAmerican de Vientos (“The Cuban American Wind Orchestra”). Funded by a… Read More

    Jul. 9, 2023