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Blair alumna Shannon Thomas, violin, Nov. 8

Blair alumna Shannon Thomas, currently visiting assistant professor of violin at Florida State University, returns to campus to present an exciting recital with Frank Huang, assistant professor of piano at Miami University. The program includes Mozart’s Sonata in G major, K. 301; Debussy’s final work, his Sonata for Violin and Piano; Richard Strauss’ virtuosic sonata;…

Posted on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in , , , ,

Pianist Roland Schneller honored on Sept. 13 for 50+ years teaching at Blair

To help him celebrate more than 50 years of teaching at the Blair School of Music, current and former piano students of Roland Schneller will perform in concert in his honor. All of these artists were once precollege students at Blair Academy/Blair School of Music. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 13,…

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 in , , , , , ,

Nashville Sinfonietta kicks off fall concert season, Aug. 30

Nashville Sinfonietta Dean Whiteside, director Saturday, August 30 7 p.m., Ingram Hall The Nashville Sinfonietta brings together Blair School musicians and their Nashville Symphony colleagues, under the baton of Blair alumnus and acclaimed conductor Dean Whiteside. This program consists of famous concertos through the ages. The central piece is Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, The…

Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in , , , , ,

Violists Olivia Palazzolo, Dana Kelley at Primrose competition this week

Olivia Palazzolo, age 17, and Blair alumna Dana Kelley, B.Mus. ’12, depart for the Primrose International Viola Competition on Saturday June 7. They are two of just 30 violists ages 15-29 selected to compete in the live rounds of the competition. Their fellow quarter-finalists are from Australia, Canada, China, France, Japan, South Korea, the United…

Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014 in , , ,

Blair alumnus Jonathan Chu, viola, appointed to St. Louis Symphony

Jonathan Chu, who graduated from Blair in 2003 with a double-major in violin performance and economics, was one of three new violist appointments announced May 22 by the St. Louis Symphony. Chu is married to the symphony’s principal violist, Beth Guterman Chu, making them the seventh married couple in the orchestra. Chu was in the…

Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014 in , , ,

Graduating senior Delesslin “Roo” George-Warren awarded 2014 Humanity in Action Fellowship

The Office of Honor Scholarships is pleased to announce that DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren, a Class of 2014 voice and music composition major at Blair School of Music, is one of 40 students in the nation to be selected for the 2014 Humanity in Action Fellowship. As a student at Vanderbilt, George-Warren studied abroad in Berlin,…

Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in , , , , ,

Blair alumnus Ben Edquist wins first prize at 2014 Lotte Lenya Competition

Ben Edquist, B.Mus. ’13, won the $15,000 first prize in the finals of the 2014 Lotte Lenya Competition, sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music and held on April 12, 2014, in Kilbourn Hall of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. At the Blair School, Edquist studied under Jonathan Retzlaff. Edquist is…

Posted on Monday, May 5, 2014 in ,

Blair graduate Evan Mack receives new Vanderbilt alumni award

Evan Mack, B.Mus. ’03, is the recipient of one of the newest awards presented by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors — the Young Alumni Professional Achievement Award. The Young Alumni Professional Achievement Award honors an alumnus/a age 40 or younger, with a significant record of career achievement and a promise for future professional…

Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 in , , , ,

Blair grad Brian Biederman featured in Huffington Post

What can you do with a Blair degree? Ask Brian Biederman. The 2010 Blair School graduate, now a middle school music teacher in Nashville, is featured on the Huffington Post for his Littlestone Music Academy, a summer music program he launched this summer at Montgomery Bell Academy. Read the entire story here. Congratulations, Brian!

Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in , ,