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Michael Kurek’s ‘The Sea Knows’ tops Billboard classical charts

Jul. 28, 2017—Composition professor Michael Kurek’s new album The Sea Knows has held the top position on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Albums chart for three weeks, since its July 14 release. It debuted at No. 4 on the overall Top Classical Albums chart, dropping to No. 5 in its second and third weeks. In addition, Serenade for Violoncello...

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Barz and Calico Conduct Research Abroad

Jul. 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...

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

Jun. 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...

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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...

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Philip Dikeman, associate professor of flute, has died

Apr. 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...

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Blair students win at NATS regionals

Apr. 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...

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Severe weather update for March 30

Mar. 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....

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