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The opportunity to perform in an ensemble setting is a key component of a Blair education, whether you're an undergraduate performance major, a precollege or adult student, or a member of the larger Vanderbilt community.

Faculty ensembles

Blair's highly regarded signature performance ensembles perform and record frequently, at Blair and around the U.S. and beyond, and have commissioned a number of new works from important modern composers, including, most recently, a commission from composer Michael Hersch that the Blair String Quartet debuted at New York's Carnegie Hall in spring 2012.

University ensembles

University ensembles range from large-scale orchestras and choral groups to intimate chamber ensembles, and every imaginable combination in between. Many of these groups are open by audition to the general university community, not just Blair majors.


Precollege ensembles

Blair's precollege curriculum includes an extensive performance program for young instrumentalists and singers of every age and skill level.

Resident ensembles

Blair hosts several community performance groups as resident ensembles of the school, with regular performances throughout the concert season.