• Candelaria to step down from Blair School of Music leadership role; Rose named new dean

    Candelaria to step down from Blair School of Music leadership role; Rose named new dean

    Vanderbilt Blair School of Music Dean Lorenzo “Frank” Candelaria, who holds the Mark Wait Dean’s Chair at the school, will step down as Blair’s lead administrator, effective Dec. 31. Melissa Rose, senior associate dean of academic affairs and professor... Read More

    Dec. 17, 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

  • Limón Dance Company

    Limón Dance Company completes productive residency at Blair

    The Limón Dance Company. Back row (L-R) Artistic Director Dante Puleio, choreographer Kathryn Alter, and Blair School’s Seth Soloway. The world-renowned Limón Dance Company had a busy and productive time at Vanderbilt, as it readied two new works for the company’s 78th professional touring season. During the two-week… Read More

    Jul. 3, 2023

  • Eric Wong

    Blair School welcomes Eric Wong, Assistant Professor of Viola

    Eric Wong will join Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music as Assistant Professor of Viola in fall 2023. Described as possessing a “tone like toasted caramel” and “amazing” (Musical Toronto), Wong has appeared on the world’s most iconic stages including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Museum of… Read More

    May. 21, 2023

  • Blair jazz program wins three DownBeat Awards

    Blair jazz program wins three DownBeat Awards

      The Vanderbilt University jazz program has been awarded three DownBeat Student Music Awards in an announcement released on May 4, 2023. The honors are for Undergraduate Large Ensemble and two individual awards going to Blair senior Kevin Shinskie, for Undergraduate Outstanding Composition (“Endeavors”) and Outstanding Soloist in a… Read More

    May. 4, 2023