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Blair School unveils the Kraus Collection, Oct. 24

Oct. 23, 2015—On October 24, immediately following the Blair String Quartet’s performance in Ingram Hall, the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University will formally unveil the Kraus Collection, a set of five music-themed paintings by noted artist Harold Kraus. The collection includes “Splendid Pipes,” a new work by Kraus that depicts the Blair School’s new Dobson...

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An evening of chamber music with Matthew Hunter, viola, March 18

Nov. 17, 2014—An Evening of Chamber Music With Matthew Hunter, viola, the Blair String Quartet, and student musicians Wednesday, March 18 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Violist Matthew Hunter of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra joins Blair students and the Blair String Quartet for a chamber music concert that includes Brahms’ Op. 111, G Major...

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CONCERT UPDATE: A Viennese evening with the Blair String Quartet, April 20

Nov. 15, 2014—CONCERT UPDATE: This concert was originally scheduled for February 20, but was postponed due to weather. SIGNATURE SERIES Blair String Quartet Stephen Miahky and Cornelia Heard, violins, John Kochanowski, viola, Felix Wang, cello Monday, April 20 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall The Blair String Quartet presents an all-Viennese program representing different masters...

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Blair Presents: Cornelia Heard and Friends

Oct. 26, 2014—Saturday, November 1 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Cornelia Heard, Blair School of Music faculty member since 1982, was one of the first students to enroll at the Blair Academy of Music in the fall of 1964. To celebrate her milestone affiliation with the Blair School, Heard will be joined for this...

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Blair String Quartet introduces first violin Stephen Miahky, Oct. 4

Sep. 30, 2014—Signature Series: Blair String Quartet Saturday, October 4 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Stephen Miahky and Cornelia Heard, violins, John Kochanowski, viola, Felix Wang, cello The Blair School of Music is pleased to present the Blair String quartet’s inaugural performance with new First Violinist Stephen Miahky. The program includes one of W.A. Mozart’s most amiable and...

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Photos from Blair’s 50th Anniversary Gala Concert, March 16, 2014

Jun. 27, 2014—  A combination of precollege, collegiate, and alumni singers and musicians performed John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” on March 16 at the Blair School of Music 50th Anniversary Gala Concert. For more information on future 50th anniversary concerts, visit “Blair Events” on our home page. Watch the Blair 50th year video here. Photos by Anne...

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Chris Teal, a beloved teacher and performer at Blair for 42 years, retires

Jun. 26, 2014—As the Blair School of Music celebrates its 50th anniversary, one who has been a steady presence since Blair’s days on 18th Avenue South will be saying goodbye. Christian Teal, Joseph Joachim Professor of Violin and member of the Blair String Quartet, will retire at the end of the academic year after forty-two years of...

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Blair School appoints Stephen Miahky as first violin of Blair String Quartet

Apr. 29, 2014—The Blair School of Music has appointed Stephen Miahky as associate professor of violin and the new first violin of the Blair String Quartet, Blair School Dean Mark Wait announced today. “Steve Miahky is a consummate artist,” said Wait. “When he came to Vanderbilt to interview, he taught a master class of penetrating insight, gave...

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Blair School celebrates 50 years of music education, 3 p.m. March 16

Mar. 4, 2014—  In 2014, the Blair School of Music celebrates 50 years of educating musicians in Nashville. Initially the Blair Academy of Music, which was devoted to teaching music to precollege and adult students, the Blair School has thrived, growing and expanding its mission over 50 years to become one of the nation’s highly esteemed music...

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