Faculty

  • Vanderbilt University

    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

  • Blair practice organ

    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

  • Dr. Nathan Cheung

    Nathan Cheung to join Blair faculty as an Instructor of Collaboration

    Dr. Nathan Cheung Nathan Cheung will join the Blair School of Music as an instructor of collaboration in fall 2023. A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Cheung is known for his versatility as a soloist, collaborator, composer, and improviser. These roles are fueled by a life-long passion to… Read More

    Jun. 26, 2023

  • Russell Platt

    Russell Platt awarded Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship

    Russell Platt(photo: Alejandro Otero)Russell Platt, Adjunct Associate Professor of Music, has been awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship in composition from the Tennessee Arts Commission. “I am grateful to have been awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship,” said Platt. “I have been living and composing in Tennessee and at Vanderbilt… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Blair Around the World: Mat Britain leads group to St. Lucia

    Mat Britain, Adjunct Instructor of Steel Drums, led a group of 14 adult students from Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institue (OLLI) to the island of Saint Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean for a 10-day Steel Band Workshop in May, where he taught alongside world renowned steel pan performer/educator/composer Andy Narell. Read More

    Jun. 4, 2023