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Barz and Calico Conduct Research Abroad

July 11, 2017—Gregory Melchor-Barz conducted field research in Israel during the summer on a research fellowship funded by the Jewish National Fund and Mediawatch. His current fieldwork project focuses on the politics of Israeli drag performances in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Melchor-Barz is Professor of Ethnomusiclogy, chair of the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, and President of...

Sign up to audition for Curb Youth Symphony and Nashville Youth Orchestra Program

June 14, 2017—The Blair School is now accepting reservations for auditions for the 2017-18 season of Curb Youth Symphony and Nashville Youth Orchestra Program. Auditions will be held in August. Reserve your audition now by emailing your name, instrument, grade and cell phone number to the NYOP Auditions Coordinator. The Nashville Youth Orchestra Program includes the Curb...

Audition for Blair Children’s Choruses this summer

May 19, 2017—Audition dates have been set for the Blair Children’s Choruses for the 2017-18 season: Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m.-noon Monday, May 22, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m.-noon Monday, August 7, 5-7 p.m. All auditions will be held in room 1109C at the Blair School of Music. Signs will be posted. No prepared piece...

Joy Calico named to Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair

May 4, 2017—

Philip Dikeman, associate professor of flute, has died

April 24, 2017—Philip Dikeman, associate professor of flute at the Blair School of Music and acting principal flute of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, died at home from cancer April 20, 2017. He was 54 years old. Mr. Dikeman joined the Blair School faculty in 2011 after nearly 20 years with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where he served...
NATS winners

Blair students win at NATS regionals

April 10, 2017—A number of Blair School of Music students participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Kentucky/Tennessee Regional Auditions, held April 7-8 at Belmont University. Blair students who placed included: Sarah Parker: First place, freshmen women Arielle Kasnetz: Second place, freshmen women Matt Shorten: Second place, freshmen men Joshua Sheppard: Third place, freshmen men...

Severe weather update for March 30

March 30, 2017—There is a threat of severe weather in Middle Tennessee today, with the worst projected for 5-8 p.m. Families who feel it is unsafe to travel should notify instructors as early as possible. Individual teachers may decide to cancel lessons or classes. Those who do will contact students directly, as well as the Blair office....

Blair students win at MTNA national competition

March 21, 2017—The 2016-17 MTNA National Competition was held March 17-20 in Baltimore, Md. To compete at nationals, musicians have already won their state and regional divisions. Several Blair School musicians competed, and brought home national honors: Mary Grace Johnson, violin, took first place in the strings category of the Young Artist Performance competition. Johnson is a...

Blair String Quartet concert planned for March 24 is cancelled

March 16, 2017—Due to injury, the Blair String Quartet must regretfully cancel its concert that was scheduled for Friday, March 24. We regret the inconvenience.

Heather Conner and Caleb Harris piano recital postponed to March 23

February 16, 2017—Pianists Heather Conner and Caleb Harris have postponed their joint recital, originally scheduled for February 17, due to a scheduling conflict. That concert will now take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall. Please update your calendars.