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Online registration for precollege and adult programs is here!

Dec. 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!

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Pianist Boris Giltburg conducts master class November 14

Nov. 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...

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Maggie Kasinger, Kaili Wang win CYS Concerto Competition

Oct. 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.

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

Sep. 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...

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Marvin Blickenstaff piano workshops, September 17

Sep. 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...

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Composer Michael Kurek signs with Parma Recordings

Sep. 8, 2016—Michael Kurek, associate professor of composition at the Blair School, has joined the roster of PARMA Recordings artists. PARMA will release its first album of Kurek’s works for chamber and large ensembles in 2017. The New Hampshire-based PARMA specializes in orchestral, chamber, choral and commercial recording, as well as distribution, product design, strategic marketing and...

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Blair welcomes three distinguished musicians as faculty

Jul. 12, 2016—Tenor Tyler Nelson Tenor Tyler Nelson joins the Blair faculty as an associate professor of voice.Nelson is one of America’s most promising young tenors and already enjoys success with a wide variety of concert repertoire. His recent engagements have included a performance of the Britten Serenade with the Utah Valley Symphony, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with...

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Blair’s composition majors immerse themselves in craft and collaboration

Jul. 12, 2016—  Collaboration and Kindness by Maria Browning Jack Coen loves flowers. A composition and theory major with minors in piano and organ, Coen, who graduated in May, cultivates orchids and has an avid interest in botany, so it’s not surprising that his innovative senior recital project, Folk & Flora, brought together the two things he’s...

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Blair students combine the resources of a major research university with intense music study

Jul. 12, 2016—A Day in the LIfe of Abbey and Brigit Fitzgerald Blair students major in music, often in addition to other disciplines, but they choose Vanderbilt for the social and academic opportunities the university offers that a traditional music conservatory cannot. This means Blair students are among the busiest on campus, continuing their intense focus on...

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Blair exports jazz to Colombia

Jul. 8, 2016—In June, a jazz quartet from the Blair School of Music visited Colombia as part of the Centro Colombo Americano jazz collaboration program to perform, teach workshops and participate in jam sessions with Colombian musicians in the cities of Medellin, Manizales and Pereira. Blair’s quartet—above, from left, rising senior David Rodgers on piano, rising sophomore Nic...

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