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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.

Precollege scholarship applications for 2017-18 available NOW!

January 30, 2017—Applications are available now for precollege scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. More than $225,000 will be awarded this spring for 2017-18 lessons in brass, percussion, woodwinds, piano, strings, voice, and folk instruments. Study with Blair’s acclaimed collegiate faculty! Application and complete details about scholarships available on the precollege page.
Roland Barber

Trombonist Roland Barber joins Blair School faculty

December 15, 2016—Trombonist Roland Barber will join the faculty of the Blair School of Music in January 2017 as Adjunct Associate Professor of Trombone and Jazz Studies, teaching trombone, jazz brass and jazz improvisation. One-half of longtime Nashville-based jazz duo The Barber Brothers, Barber has also performed with an impressive and diverse list of artists, including Chaka...

Conversation with Robbie Robertson is CANCELLED

December 10, 2016—We regret to announce that our Conversation with Robbie Robertson, a Salon@615 event that was scheduled for Tuesday, Dec., 13, has been cancelled due to illness. All tickets will be refunded. Details are available at the Parnassus Books website.

Online registration for precollege and adult programs is here!

December 5, 2016—Our new online registration system for precollege and adult lessons and classes will be available very soon for Spring 2017 registration. To learn how it works, download our user’s guide. When you’re ready, register here!

Pianist Boris Giltburg conducts master class November 14

November 9, 2016—Acclaimed pianist Boris Giltburg, who will be in Nashville to perform with the Nashville Symphony, will conduct a master class with Blair’s piano majors from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall. Participation in the class is limited to Blair students by audition, but the public is welcome to attend...

Maggie Kasinger, Kaili Wang win CYS Concerto Competition

October 31, 2016—Violinists Maggie Kasinger and Kaili Wang are the winners of the 2016-17 Curb Youth Symphony Concerto Competition. They will perform as featured soloists at the Curb Youth Symphony’s concert on May 8. Honorable Mentions went to cellist Nadja Geier and pianist Luke Turner.

Considering college? Learn “How to Apply to Music School,” 10 a.m. Sept. 17

September 12, 2016—Thinking about studying music in college? You are CHORDially invited to the Second Annual College Music Admissions Discussion, to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, in Blair Classroom 2192. At the session, led by Blair’s assistant director of admissions, Molly Jewell, and Pam Schneller, associate dean of the Precollege and Adult Program, you’ll...

Marvin Blickenstaff piano workshops, September 17

September 10, 2016—Acclaimed piano instructor Marvin Blickenstaff will be in residence at the Blair School on Saturday, September 17, for a full day of workshops, lectures and master classes. The sessions are co-sponsored by the Nashville Area Music Teachers Association and the Blair School. All sessions take place in Choral Rehearsal Hall. Blickenstaff  is known among piano...