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UPDATE: Additional dates for Suzuki interviews

Carol Smith, director of the Blair School’s Suzuki strings program, has added an additional information session for families interested in Suzuki instruction for Fall 2015. Sessions will be held 10-11 a.m. Saturday, August 8, and 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, August 15, in Room 1161 at the Blair School. Families interested in Suzuki should attend one of…

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015 in , , , , ,


UPDATE: New dates for Fall 2015 precollege piano auditions

There has been a change in the dates for precollege piano auditions for students with one or more years of previous study. These placement interviews are for students who plan to take private piano lessons at Vanderbilt’s Blair School in the Fall 2015 semester. Auditions will now be held on the following dates: Saturday, August…

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015 in , , ,


Joy Calico delivers Distinguished Lecture in Berlin, June 30

Joy H. Calico, professor of musicology and European studies and director of the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies, has been invited to deliver the German Studies Association/Berlin Program Distinguished Lecture at the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany, on June 30. Calico’s lecture will examines the cultural history of postwar Europe through the…

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in , ,


Kaili Wang, Maggie Kasinger, David Bender win at Curb Concerto Competition

For the second year in a row, Blair School precollege students took top honors at the annual Nashville Symphony Curb Concerto Competition, held March 15 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Violinist Kaili Wang, a student of Carolyn Huebl, associate professor of violin, was the grand prize winner. Wang, 15, is a ninth-grade student at Harpeth Hall…

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015 in , , , , , ,


Philharmonia youth orchestra, May 17

Sunday, May 17 7 p.m., Ingram Hall Philharmonia Carol Nies, director Our newest youth orchestra presents its season-ending concert! Presented with gratitude to the Valere Blair Potter Trust for its generous support of the Blair School

Posted on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in , , , ,


Blair Children’s Choruses celebrate end of season, May 10

Sunday, May 10 2 p.m., Ingram Hall Blair Children’s Choruses Tucker Biddlecombe and Mary Biddlecombe, directors Featuring the Blair Children’s Concert Choir, Young Men’s Chorus, Chorale, Blair Choristers, Nashville Boychoir, and Training Choir. Presented with gratitude to the Valere Blair Potter Trust for its generous support of the Blair School

Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in , , , ,


Precollege Scholarship Recitals show off talented young musicians, April 22, 23 & 25

Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23 6 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Saturday, April 25 5 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Blair Precollege Program Scholarship Recitals Blair’s finest precollege students present a varied program of solo works for strings, brass, woodwinds, piano, harp, voice, and percussion.

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 in , , ,


Grammy-winning bassist Victor Wooten with Nashville Jazz Orchestra, April 25

TICKET UPDATE: Please note new ticket prices below. TICKETED EVENT Saturday, April 25 8 p.m. Ingram Hall Nashville Jazz Orchestra Jim Williamson, director Five-time Grammy-winning bassist Victor Wooten joins the NJO for its final Blair School concert of the season. Tickets: $25 adults; $20 seniors (65+) and Vanderbilt faculty and staff; $10 for students with…

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 in , , ,


Suzuki Violin Graduation and Festival Concert, April 25

Suzuki Violin Graduation and Festival Concert Carol Smith, director Saturday, April 25 3 p.m., Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall  

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 in , , , ,


Best and brightest take the stage at Blair Student Showcase, Jan. 23

SIGNATURE SERIES Blair Student Showcase Friday, January 23 8 p.m., Ingram Hall The Blair School’s very best and brightest — from solo artists to string quartets — show off what they can do. Come see the future of classical music! UPDATE: Here is the list of performers on the 2015 Blair Student Showcase, in alphabetical…

Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2014 in ,