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‘BMI Composer-in Residence’

Composers in residence: Carlos Guzmán-Muñoz and BMI’s Joan Tower

Oct. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt University Orchestra and Vanderbilt Wind Symphony Friday, October 24 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Robin Fountain, director of Vanderbilt String Orchestra Thomas Verrier, director of Vanderbilt Wind Symphony An evening of contemporary compositions from the Blair School’s instrumental ensembles. As part of the BMI Composers-in-Residence program, the Vanderbilt String Orchestra is joined by bassoonist Peter...

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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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