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A conversation with Andy Villemez, composer, performer and piano professor, B.Mus. ’10

Feb. 23, 2018—Name: Andy Villemez Blair Major/VU: Piano Performance Year of Graduation: 2010 Where you live now: Cincinnati, Ohio What does a typical day look like in your career? I wear many hats and do many different things. I am partly a professor. I teach courses in piano, piano literature, and piano pedagogy. I am partly a...

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Blair Children’s Chorus members picked for regional honors choir

Feb. 13, 2018—At the ACDA Southern Region convention,  four honor choirs will gather to rehearse and perform under the baton of outstanding conductors. Twenty-eight Blair Children’s Chorus students were chosen through auditions to participate. The regional auditions included students from 11 states: Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida....

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Applications now open for 2018-19 precollege scholarships

Jan. 30, 2018—Applications are now open for scholarships to the Blair School’s precollege programs for the 2018-19 academic year. Merit- and need-based scholarships are available for private instruction and Suzuki violin and cello. Learn more about our scholarship programs and download the application.

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A conversation with ALIAS Artistic Director Alicia Enstrom, B.Mus. ’09

Jan. 19, 2018—Name: Alicia Enstrom Blair Major/VU: Violin Performance/minor in HOD with emphasis in Leadership Year of Graduation: 2009 (She was slated to graduate in 2006, but took a break to pursue an opportunity to tour with international violin troupe Barrage.) Where you live now: Nashville What have you been doing since graduation? After graduation, I was...

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Summer music camp info session, Jan. 21

Jan. 18, 2018—Is a summer music camp right for my young musician? A workshop for parents of young musicians will be held at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in Room 2190 at Blair. Violin instructor Carolyn Huebl, Suzuki program director Zachary Ebin and associate dean Pam Schneller will discuss the options, from Suzuki Institutes to Madeline Island, and...

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‘The Sound of Silent Voices’ sets children’s Holocaust poems to music

Dec. 12, 2017—The Silent Voices Project is a program through which very young contemporary composers write string quartets and trios based on poetry written by children who died in concentration camps during the Holocaust. The pieces have been performed in concerts in Canada and the U.S., and an album was released in November 2017. Blair’s Suzuki program...

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Apply now for Spring 2018 Roger Vignoles Mentoring Program for Young Vocal Coaches

Dec. 12, 2017—Attention Vocal Coaches! The Blair School of Music will host the third biennial Roger Vignoles Mentoring Program for Young Vocal Coaches from May 26-29, 2018. This is an intensive four-day program for coaches at the beginning of their professional careers (less than 10 years of experience). The coaches will work with voice majors from the...

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A conversation with National Symphony clarinetist Peter Cain, B.Mus. ’07

Nov. 16, 2017—Name: Peter Cain Blair Major/VU: Clarinet Performance Year of Graduation: 2007 Where you live now: Silver Spring, Md. (suburb of Washington D.C.) What does a typical day look like in your career with the National Symphony Orchestra? I’ll have four or five rehearsals and three concerts in a typical week. I’m either at rehearsal or...

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Mitchell Korn’s ‘Great Music, Great Films’ starts Oct. 25

Oct. 23, 2017—Join Blair’s Mitchell Korn in a six-class series exploring the great symphonic composers who scored the best in cinema. Hugo Friedhofer’s The Best Years of Our Lives, Franz Waxman’s Sunset Boulevard, Dimitri Tiomkin’s High Noon, Alfred Newman’s Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, Malcolm Arnold’s The Bridge on the River Kwai, and Henry Mancini’s The Pink...

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