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Aetas Trio takes third prize at MTNA national competition

Apr. 1, 2014—The Aetas Trio, which consists of Blair School undergraduate students Matthew Lammers, violin, Ann Yeh, cello, and Marissa Uchimura, piano, won third place in the Music Teachers National Association nattional competition, held March 22 in Chicago.

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Blair students take top honors at NSO Curb Concerto finals

Mar. 3, 2014—The finals of the Nashville Symphony’s annual Curb Concerto Competition were held Sunday, March 2, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and all three top finalists are Myra Jackson Blair Scholars in the Blair School’s precollege program. Violist Olivia Palazzolo won the grand prize, and will perform as featured soloist with the Nashville Symphony and Curb Youth...

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Aetas Trio heads to MTNA national comptition

Jan. 23, 2014—The Aetas Trio, which consists of Blair School undergraduate students Matthew Lammers, violin, Ann Yeh, cello, and Marissa Uchimura, piano, won the regional Music Teachers National Association division competition, which was held at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., on January 18. The trio will go on to compete in the MTNA national division...

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Lineup announced for Blair Student Showcase, Jan. 24

Jan. 20, 2014—The Blair Student Showcase, one of our most popular annual events, takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. Here’s the lineup: Scherzo No. 3 in C-Sharp minor, Op. 39, by Frederic Chopin Thomas Ridgway, piano Recitativo and Scherzo, Op. 6, by Fritz Kreisler Adrian Evarkiou-Kaku, violin Concertino, Op. 4, by Ferdinand David (movements II...

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Concerto Competition winners announced

Jan. 20, 2014—The results of the concerto competitions have been posted. Forty-eight students competed — the most ever — and the finals were held Jan. 19. The judges were very impressed by the performances, and the finals were a nice showcase for the school and students. The competition was judged by Jennifer Coleman, voice, Belmont University; Ching-Yi...

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Side-by-Side: Curb Youth Symphony and Nashville Symphony, 7 p.m. May 16 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center

May. 14, 2013—The annual Side-by-Side concert, which pairs the Blair School’s Curb Youth Symphony with the Nashville Symphony, will take place at 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Admission is free and open to the public. This annual event also serves as a showcase for the grand prize winner of the Nashville Symphony’s Curb...

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Recent precollege program awards and honors

Mar. 6, 2013—Joy Fan won the Kentucky MTNA Junior Strings Division. Joy is a student of Connie Heard. Chloe Harvel, violin, won honorable mention in Junior Strings at the MTNA Southern Division competition in January 2013. Chloe is a student of Carolyn Huebl. Nolan Harvel, guitar, won the Columbus State Guitar Symposium Division III (grades 8 &...

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Blair precollege students take top prizes at Nashville Symphony Curb Concerto Competition

Mar. 5, 2013—Blair School of Music precollege violin student Mary Grace Johnson won the Nashville Symphony Curb Concerto Competition on March 3, 2013, in the final round of three performers. Johnson will perform the first movement of Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, Op. 14, with the Nashville Symphony and Curb Youth Symphony at the free Side-by-Side concert in...

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Blair students take top honors at prestigious MTNA competition

Jan. 29, 2013—At the annual MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) Southern Division Finals, several Blair students took honors, and one student ensemble will move on to the national competition in March. The Southern Division competition was held January 18-21 at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, in Greensboro, N.C. Most notably, the Music City Trio, a piano trio...

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