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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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Blair students win at MTNA national competition

Mar. 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...

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Blair String Quartet concert planned for March 24 is cancelled

Mar. 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.

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Heather Conner and Caleb Harris piano recital postponed to March 23

Feb. 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.

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Precollege scholarship applications for 2017-18 available NOW!

Jan. 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.

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Trombonist Roland Barber joins Blair School faculty

Dec. 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...

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Conversation with Robbie Robertson is CANCELLED

Dec. 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.

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