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Cheekwood in Bloom spotlights Blair performers

Mar. 15, 2016—For the fifth year in a row, Cheekwood’s annual Cheekwood in Bloom spring celebration will include a special Drawing Room Concert Series featuring Blair School of Music performers. The last two Sundays in March and every Sunday in April, from 2-3 p.m., a different Blair musician or ensemble will perform an hourlong concert in Cheekwood’s...

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Blair Cello Choir performs National Anthem at VU-Georgia basketball game (photos)

Mar. 2, 2016—On February 20, the Blair Cello Choir, one of the ensembles in our precollege Suzuki program, performed the National Anthem before the Vanderbilt-Georgia men’s basketball game. The performance was a huge hit, and the ensemble has already been invited back to play again next season. Photos by Joe Howell, courtesy of Vanderbilt Athletics.

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Precollege scholarships for 2016-17: Application deadline is MARCH 14

Feb. 18, 2016—Applications are now open for precollege scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. Precollege students study with the same acclaimed instructors who teach our collegiate music majors! Merit and need-based awards are available for qualified elementary, middle and high school students. Complete information about available awards is available on the scholarships page, Applications are due by...

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Precollege panel discussion: The Challenge of Practicing, Feb. 21

Feb. 18, 2016—Join us for a precollege panel discussion: The Challenge of Practicing — Tips for Parents, 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, Room 2192 at Blair. It’s something almost all parents of young musicians struggle with: How do you help your child build good practice habits, stay motivated, and practice his or her instrument effectively? Blair faculty...

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WEATHER UPDATE for Sunday, Feb. 14: Philharmonia Orchestra rehearsal is cancelled

Feb. 14, 2016—Due to winter weather in the Nashville area, Philharmonia Orchestra rehearsal on Feb. 14 is cancelled.

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WEATHER UPDATE for Wednesday, Feb. 10: All Kindermusik classes are cancelled today

Feb. 10, 2016—Due to treacherous road conditions, all Kindermusik classes for Wednesday, Feb. 10, have been cancelled.

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WEATHER UPDATE for Tuesday, Feb. 9: ALL precollege classes, lessons and ensembles are cancelled today

Feb. 9, 2016—1:10 P.M. UPDATE: Due to worsening road and sidewalk conditions, ALL precollege lessons, classes and ensembles will be cancelled on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Nashville Youth Repertory Orchestra rehearsal is cancelled for Tuesday, Feb. 9, due to winter weather. Rehearsals will resume Tuesday, Feb. 16.

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WEATHER UPDATE for Monday, Feb. 8: Choristers and Curb Youth Symphony rehearsals cancelled

Feb. 8, 2016—Due to winter weather in the Nashville area, Choristers rehearsal has been cancelled for Monday, Feb. 8. Curb Youth Symphony rehearsal is also cancelled for Monday, Feb. 8.

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A Conversation with Guitar Virtuoso Robben Ford, Feb. 2

Jan. 19, 2016—UPDATE: For those who are not able to attend this evening’s Conversation with Robben Ford in person, the event will also be streamed live online starting at 8 p.m. CST. The feed may be viewed via our streaming site in the Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall window. On Tuesday, February 2, at 8 p.m.,...

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Recent Department Publications

Jan. 16, 2016—2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 2017 Applegate, Celia. The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. – Reviewed in Central European History (2017) Fry, Robert W. Performing Nashville: Music Tourism and Country Music’s Main Street. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017. Shadle, Douglas W. “Dvořák and America.” Review...

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