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Jul. 2, 2015—Tucker Biddlecombe, associate professor of choral activities and choral director, served as conductor for the Florida All-State men’s chorus in 2014. He has also been engaged to conduct two all-state choruses in 2016, the Arkansas All-State Male Chorus and the New York All-State Mixed Chorus.       Mary Biddlecombe, adjunct artist teacher of chorus...

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Faculty Notes, Summer 2014

Jul. 11, 2014—Greg Barz, associate professor of musicology (ethnomusicology), was named Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor at Vanderbilt for 2013–14. He also published three articles in 2013 in the South Africa Journal of Humanities, the Cambridge Guide to World Music, and a special issue of Acta Academica. He serves on the board of the Society for Ethnomusicology as...

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Blair’s relationship with BMI brings important composers to students and the Nashville community

Jun. 26, 2014—The relationship between the Blair School of Music and music licensing organization BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) dates back more than two decades to a proposal initiated by Del Sawyer, then dean of the Blair School, and Frances Preston, BMI’s longtime president. “Frances and I were old friends,” says Sawyer, who recalls that the two attended...

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Recent faculty hires at Blair meld teaching and performance

Sep. 16, 2013—Two Jobs in One   Jeremy Wilson, associate professor of trombone Few musicians wind up winning their very first orchestral audition, and the percentage of those whose first audition is with the Vienna Philharmonic is likely very slim. That puts Jeremy Wilson, Blair’s new associate professor of trombone, in a class by himself. Wilson was...

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