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A conversation with violist Jonathan Chu, BMus ’03

May. 3, 2019—Name: Jonathan Chu Blair major: Violin performance, with second major in economics Year of graduation: 2003 Where you live now: St. Louis, Mo. Profession: Violist with the St. Louis Symphony What does a typical day look like in your career? I play in the St. Louis Symphony. Typically, we usually have a rehearsal or two,...

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Live-streamed events at Blair April 22-29

Apr. 21, 2019—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 23 • Patrick Mills, clarinet, junior recital, Steve & Judy...

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A conversation with opera singer Ben Edquist, BMus ’13

Mar. 1, 2019—Name: Ben Edquist Blair major: Vocal musical arts Year of graduation: 2013 Where you live now: Houston Profession: Currently a contract opera singer. (Ben works with an agent in New York that sets up auditions every November and December.) Previously in the Young Artist Program with Houston Grand Opera for two years. What does a...

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Schmidt Vocal Competition at Blair February 2

Jan. 15, 2019—On February 2, the Schmidt Vocal Competition will be held at the Blair School. The prestigious singing competition is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school and awards cash prizes to more than 150 students annually. The one-day competition is held annually in 16 locations around the country. Students perform in fromnt of...

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A conversation with Charlotte Ulrich, BMus ’15, vocalist and tech recruiter

Jan. 9, 2019—Name: Charlotte Ulrich Blair major: Vocal Performance Year of graduation: 2015 Where you live now: Nashville Profession: IQ Talent Partners, a Nashville-based tech recruiting company founded by two Vanderbilt graduates (www.iqtalentpartners.com) What does a typical day look like in your career? I like what I am doing because every day is pretty different working in...

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Blair student named to SEC Student Music Ensemble

Dec. 6, 2018—Blair School trombone student Hiram Rodriguez was one of just seven musicians picked to perform as the SEC Student Music Ensemble during the SEC Football Championship weekend. The ensemble of musicians from across the SEC performed an improvisational jazz set before thousands of SEC administrators, staff and fans at the SEC Legends Dinner.

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See the schedule for the Precollege Festival of Music, Sept. 23

Sep. 17, 2018—The second annual Precollege Festival of Music will take place at the Blair School from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, with tons of musical family fun throughout the school! All events are free and open to the public. Here’s what’s happening when: 1-5 p.m. Musical instrument petting zoo, crafts, face painting and bake sale (Blair...

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A conversation with violist Dana Kelley, BMus ’12

Sep. 7, 2018—Name: Dana Kelley Blair major: Violin performance Year of graduation: 2012 Where you live now: New York, N.Y. Profession: violist in the Argus Quartet, and the newest member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for the 2018-19 season. What does a typical day look like in your career? Each day is a little different. I’m in...

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Linde B. Wilson scholarships bring student dreams to life

Aug. 31, 2018—Some children excel at soccer. Others take to dance. Natalie Vlach, as a young girl, fell in love with her electronic keyboard. Unlike some childhood infatuations, however, Vlach’s passion for piano endured and deepened, leading eventually to her winning the Linde B. Wilson scholarship at the Blair School. Vlach was just 7 when she began...

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