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Nashville Symphony’s Day of Music, Oct. 21, features Blair ensembles

Oct. 18, 2017—Head downtown to Schermerhorn Symphony Center anytime between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, for Nashville Symphony’s annual Day of Music. More than 20 performers and groups will perform on three stages throughout the day. Blair performing groups and times are listed below: Noon: Blair Big Band, led by Ryan Middagh 1:30 p.m.:...

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A Conversation with Blake-Anthony Johnson, B.Mus. ’12

Sep. 29, 2017—Name: Blake-Anthony Johnson Blair Major/VU: Cello Performance Year of Graduation: 2012 Where you live now: Miami Beach, Fla. What does a typical day look like in your career? That’s really hard to answer! Playing in Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra rehearsals three to five times a week, followed by concerts Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday...

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CONCERT UPDATE: Sept. 29 Craig Nies recital postponed

Sep. 20, 2017—The Craig Nies concert scheduled for September 29 has been postponed due to injury. The program will now be performed on April 6. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Soprano Ah Young Hong returns to Blair for residency, Oct. 4-6

Sep. 14, 2017—Marvelous and versatile soprano Ah Young Hong made her Blair School performance debut in October 2015, performing Michael Hersch’s monodrama On the Threshold of Winter. This fall she returns for a weeklong residency at Blair, including two performances and a master class. All events take place in Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall and are...

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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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