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Live-streamed events at Blair October 21-28

Oct. 20, 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.   October 21 • Joshua Bynum, trombone, guest recital, Steve & Judy...

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Job alert: Musicology/Ethnomusicology Academic Pathways postdoc position

Oct. 3, 2019—The Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship at Vanderbilt is a research/mentorship program that is designed to bridge fellows between academic training and entry-level faculty positions. The program includes teaching and leadership training, grant and manuscript writing and preparation, a multi-level mentoring framework, as well as substantial “protected time” for the pursuit of each fellow’s academic and scholarly objectives. Fellows...

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Douglas Shadle celebrates book launch

May. 8, 2019—From Left: John R. Schmidt, Shadle, Alex Ross, Riccardo Muti (Photo: Dennis Polkow)   Douglas Shadle (Associate Professor and Chair, Musicology) celebrated the publication of the book A Portrait in Four Movements: The Chicago Symphony under Barenboim, Boulez, Haitink, and Muti (U. of Chicago, 2019) at a panel discussion featuring his co-editor, former US Associate...

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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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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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