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A conversation with National Symphony clarinetist Peter Cain, B.Mus. ’07

November 16, 2017—Name: Peter Cain Blair Major/VU: Clarinet Performance Year of Graduation: 2007 Where you live now: Silver Spring, Md. (suburb of Washington D.C.) What does a typical day look like in your career with the National Symphony Orchestra? I’ll have four or five rehearsals and three concerts in a typical week. I’m either at rehearsal or...

Live-streamed events at Blair November 6-13

November 5, 2017—Select events at the Blair School of Music may be viewed live online via our live-streaming service. Schedule is subject to change without notice. Questions, comments and service issues may be submitted via the web form at the bottom of the streaming page. SPECIAL NOTE: We are aware of recurring technical issues with the live-streaming...

Mitchell Korn’s ‘Great Music, Great Films’ starts Oct. 25

October 23, 2017—Join Blair’s Mitchell Korn in a six-class series exploring the great symphonic composers who scored the best in cinema. Hugo Friedhofer’s The Best Years of Our Lives, Franz Waxman’s Sunset Boulevard, Dimitri Tiomkin’s High Noon, Alfred Newman’s Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, Malcolm Arnold’s The Bridge on the River Kwai, and Henry Mancini’s The Pink...

Nashville Symphony’s Day of Music, Oct. 21, features Blair ensembles

October 18, 2017—Head downtown to Schermerhorn Symphony Center anytime between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, for Nashville Symphony’s annual Day of Music. More than 20 performers and groups will perform on three stages throughout the day. Blair performing groups and times are listed below: Noon: Blair Big Band, led by Ryan Middagh 1:30 p.m.:...

A Conversation with Blake-Anthony Johnson, B.Mus. ’12

September 29, 2017—Name: Blake-Anthony Johnson Blair Major/VU: Cello Performance Year of Graduation: 2012 Where you live now: Miami Beach, Fla. What does a typical day look like in your career? That’s really hard to answer! Playing in Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra rehearsals three to five times a week, followed by concerts Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday...

CONCERT UPDATE: Sept. 29 Craig Nies recital postponed

September 20, 2017—The Craig Nies concert scheduled for September 29 has been postponed due to injury. The program will now be performed on April 6. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Soprano Ah Young Hong returns to Blair for residency, Oct. 4-6

September 14, 2017—Marvelous and versatile soprano Ah Young Hong made her Blair School performance debut in October 2015, performing Michael Hersch’s monodrama On the Threshold of Winter. This fall she returns for a weeklong residency at Blair, including two performances and a master class. All events take place in Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall and are...

91Classical Radio Fest spotlights Blair musicians, September 8

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What’s it like to be vegan at Vandy? Let Blair’s Emily Azzarito be your guide!

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Michael Kurek’s ‘The Sea Knows’ tops Billboard classical charts

July 28, 2017—Composition professor Michael Kurek’s new album The Sea Knows has held the top position on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Albums chart for three weeks, since its July 14 release. It debuted at No. 4 on the overall Top Classical Albums chart, dropping to No. 5 in its second and third weeks. In addition, Serenade for Violoncello...