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Blair students win at NATS regionals

April 10, 2017—A number of Blair School of Music students participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Kentucky/Tennessee Regional Auditions, held April 7-8 at Belmont University. Blair students who placed included: Sarah Parker: First place, freshmen women Arielle Kasnetz: Second place, freshmen women Matt Shorten: Second place, freshmen men Joshua Sheppard: Third place, freshmen men...

Live-streamed events at Blair April 14-24

April 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. April 14 • Vanderbilt University Orchestra and Vanderbilt Symphonic Choir, concerto and...

Severe weather update for March 30

March 30, 2017—There is a threat of severe weather in Middle Tennessee today, with the worst projected for 5-8 p.m. Families who feel it is unsafe to travel should notify instructors as early as possible. Individual teachers may decide to cancel lessons or classes. Those who do will contact students directly, as well as the Blair office....

Blair students win at MTNA national competition

March 21, 2017—The 2016-17 MTNA National Competition was held March 17-20 in Baltimore, Md. To compete at nationals, musicians have already won their state and regional divisions. Several Blair School musicians competed, and brought home national honors: Mary Grace Johnson, violin, took first place in the strings category of the Young Artist Performance competition. Johnson is a...

Blair String Quartet concert planned for March 24 is cancelled

March 16, 2017—Due to injury, the Blair String Quartet must regretfully cancel its concert that was scheduled for Friday, March 24. We regret the inconvenience.

Heather Conner and Caleb Harris piano recital postponed to March 23

February 16, 2017—Pianists Heather Conner and Caleb Harris have postponed their joint recital, originally scheduled for February 17, due to a scheduling conflict. That concert will now take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall. Please update your calendars.

Precollege scholarship applications for 2017-18 available NOW!

January 30, 2017—Applications are available now for precollege scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. More than $225,000 will be awarded this spring for 2017-18 lessons in brass, percussion, woodwinds, piano, strings, voice, and folk instruments. Study with Blair’s acclaimed collegiate faculty! Application and complete details about scholarships available on the precollege page.
Roland Barber

Trombonist Roland Barber joins Blair School faculty

December 15, 2016—Trombonist Roland Barber will join the faculty of the Blair School of Music in January 2017 as Adjunct Associate Professor of Trombone and Jazz Studies, teaching trombone, jazz brass and jazz improvisation. One-half of longtime Nashville-based jazz duo The Barber Brothers, Barber has also performed with an impressive and diverse list of artists, including Chaka...

Conversation with Robbie Robertson is CANCELLED

December 10, 2016—We regret to announce that our Conversation with Robbie Robertson, a Salon@615 event that was scheduled for Tuesday, Dec., 13, has been cancelled due to illness. All tickets will be refunded. Details are available at the Parnassus Books website.

Online registration for precollege and adult programs is here!

December 5, 2016—Our new online registration system for precollege and adult lessons and classes will be available very soon for Spring 2017 registration. To learn how it works, download our user’s guide. When you’re ready, register here!