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Blair Voices request the pleasure of your company, Sept. 6

Signature Series: Blair Voices Saturday, September 6 7:30 p.m., Ingram Hall Gayle Shay, mezzo soprano, Ben Harris, piano, Jennifer McGuire, piano, Amy Jarman, soprano, Jonathan Retzlaff, lyric baritone Requesting the Pleasure of Your Company….Music from the Manor An evening of popular music from the first half of the 20th century by English and American composers,…

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 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 , , , , , ,


Listen: Joy Calico on BBC Radio 3

Joy H. Calico, Associate Professor of Musicology at the Blair School and Director of the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies at Vanderbilt University, was interviewed last spring by BBC Radio 3 about her most recent book, Arnold Schoenberg’s ‘A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe.’ Calico was inspired to write this book…

Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 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 , , , , ,


Jeremy Wilson, trombone, and Mark Wait, piano, Sept. 28

Sunday, September 28 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall For this concert, trombonist Jeremy Wilson had to dig deep. As he explains it, much of the recital repertoire for trombone is actually transcriptions of orchestra parts or material originally written for other instruments. The desire to perform a program of music specifically written…

Posted on Monday, July 28, 2014 in , , , , ,


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

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…

Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in , , , ,


Billy Adair tribute concerts planned

On February 18, the Blair School lost our beloved Big Band director and jazz instructor Billy Adair. Adair’s impact and influence on our students, faculty and community can not be overstated. He was mentor and musician, faculty and friend. In celebration of Adair’s life, a special tribute concert has been planned for 2 p.m. Saturday,…

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014 in , , , , ,


The Blair School seeks Senior Lecturer in Jazz

The Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University seeks a full-time senior lecturer in jazz, to begin in Fall 2014. Duties include coordinating the jazz studies area, directing the Big Band, teaching courses in improvisation, jazz chord theory, jazz styles for teacher-education students, and possibly other teaching responsibilities as appropriate. It is expected that this…

Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in , , , , ,


Blair String Quartet performs at The Commons (video)

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in , , ,


Blair Composers concert, Oct. 28, with special guests Ovidiu Marinescu, cello, Mario Falcao, harp

The Blair Composers concert on Monday, October 28, is a wide-ranging affair, spotlighting some of the Blair School’s best faculty and student musicians performing works written by the composition faculty. Included on the program are two world-premiere performances of pieces by Michael Kurek, both featuring guest artists Ovidiu Marinescu, cello, and Mario Falcao, harp. Both…

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in , , , , ,