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Recent releases from Blair School faculty and alumni

Recent CD Releases by Faculty and Alumni The Blakemore Trio Plays Beethoven and Ravel, Blue Griffin Records, by the Blakemore Trio: Amy Dorfman, piano, Carolyn Huebl, violin, and Felix Wang, cello. Featuring two masterworks for piano trio—Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost,” and Maurice Ravel’s Piano Trio in A…

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

News and happenings from the Blair School of Music

Blair’s Newest Artists-in-Residence In January, the Blair School of Music announced a partnership with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet as the school’s newest artists-in-residence. The world’s most celebrated wind quintet has completed its original planned three-year residency at Blair, with highly successful and well-attended concerts and master classes in 2010–11, 2011–12 and 2012–13. This residency…

Posted on Friday, September 20, 2013 in , , , , ,


Richard Danielpour

Composer Richard Danielpour talks about composing etudes for Blair School pianists

Composer Richard Danielpour debuts piano etudes at Blair A piano etude dedicated to another musician can tell a lot about the honoree. In the case of the C Major Etude by Richard Danielpour, the famed composer freely admits that the piece reflects great admiration for Mark Wait, the dean of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music….

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 in , , , , , ,


Roland Schneller

As Blair approaches its 50th anniversary, so does pianist Roland Schneller

As Blair approaches its 50th anniversary, one faculty member has been there all the way Roland Schneller is that rarest of individuals in the 21st-century American workforce—someone who has spent his entire career with one employer. “After 50 years, there are still moments every day when I finish a lesson and think, ‘Gosh, they’re paying…

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 in , , , ,


Ben Harris

Voice students’ experience enhanced by coaching with collaborative pianists

Voice students at Blair benefit from the coaching expertise of collaborative pianists Voice instruction at the Blair School of Music is now doubly enriched by the presence of two full-time vocal coaches/collaborative pianists who work exclusively with undergraduate voice majors. In addition, a master class in collaborative piano has been established to allow teams of…

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 in , , , , , , ,


Jeremy Wilson

Recent faculty hires at Blair meld teaching and performance

Two Jobs in One   Jeremy Wilson, associate professor of trombone Few musicians wind up winning their very first orchestral audition, and the percentage of those whose first audition is with the Vienna Philharmonic is likely very slim. That puts Jeremy Wilson, Blair’s new associate professor of trombone, in a class by himself. Wilson was…

Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013 in , , , , , , ,


New Possibilities

Blair’s curriculum evolves to reflect and reinforce student needs in the 21st century When the Blair School restructured its core curriculum, the new model was understood to be a work in progress. Indeed, three years into the “new” curriculum, Blair continues to discover new ways to teach undergraduates through music literature, music theory and musicianship…

Posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 in , , , , , ,