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

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

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

February 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.

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

February 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.

A Conversation with Guitar Virtuoso Robben Ford, Feb. 2

January 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.,...

Recent Department Publications

January 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...

Hey, baby! New Kindermusik class for newborns and parents starts Jan. 20

January 15, 2016—The Blair School’s award-winning Kindermusik program is expanding. This spring, Blair is pleased to add Cuddle & Bounce to our Kindermusic offerings. NEW CLASS! Cuddle and Bounce Ages: Infants-1 year with parent or caregiver Dates: 12:45-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, January 20-April 27 A class designed for new parents and their babies. Leave the world at the...

Gregory Barz Publication Wins Prize

January 13, 2016—The Society for Ethnomusicology recently honored The Cambridge History of World Music (ed. Philip Bohlman, Cambridge, 2014) with the Bruno Nettl Prize, an award that recognizes “an outstanding publication contributing to or dealing with the history of the field of ethnomusicology, broadly defined, or with the general character, problems, and methods of ethnomusicology.” Gregory F....

Blair Children’s Chorus members named to honors choirs

December 7, 2015—Sixteen members of the Blair Children’s Chorus program have been accepted to the Southern Division American Choral Directors Honors Choirs. Congratulations to these talented young singers! High School Women Kristen Stetzer Clara Warford High School Men Eli Culley Will Wallace Junior High SATB Don Pierce Garrett Scott Jennie Mae Sprouse Ben Strobel Treble Choir Santino...

Bassist Felix Pastorius joins Blair Big Band and Jazz Choir, Dec. 3-4

December 2, 2015—Felix Pastorius, acclaimed jazz bassist, member of the Yellowjackets and Hipster Assassins and son of late jazz legend Jaco Pastorius, will perform with the Blair Big Band and Blair Jazz Choir on their season-ending concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 4 in Ingram Hall. Saxophonist Jeff Coffin, the newest member of Blair’s jazz faculty, will also perform....

A conversation with alumna Miriam Sherk, B.Mus. ’09

December 1, 2015—Recently, we had the pleasure of chatting with Blair graduate Miriam Sherk, and listening with amazement to her day-to-day schedule and accomplishments as a music therapist. It was fascinating to hear how much of a role music plays in her work, in her ability to do her work, and, most importantly, in her ability to...