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.
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 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.
- Vanderbilt University Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Program
- Vanderbilt University Choral Ensembles
- Vanderbilt Opera Theatre
- Chamber Music Ensembles
- Blair Big Band
- Steel Drum Bands
- Blair Jazz Choir
- University Concert Band
- Vanderbilt Commodore Orchestra
Blair's precollege curriculum includes an extensive performance program for young instrumentalists and singers of every age and skill level.
- Blair Children's Chorus Program
- Curb Youth Symphony and Nashville Youth Orchestras Program
- Suzuki Program Ensembles
Blair hosts several community performance groups as resident ensembles of the school, with regular performances throughout the concert season.