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As Blair approaches its 50th anniversary, so does pianist Roland Schneller

Sep. 19, 2013—As Blair approaches its 50th anniversary, one faculty member has been there all the way Roland Schneller is that rarest of individuals in the 21st-century American workforce—someone who has spent his entire career with one employer. “After 50 years, there are still moments every day when I finish a lesson and think, ‘Gosh, they’re paying...

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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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Michael Rose featured on Kefi Project panel, “Living Before Dying,” Sept. 10

Sep. 9, 2013—Blair School composition professor Michael Alec Rose will be featured on a panel discussion titled “Living Before Dying,” as part of the Kefi Project, an organization dedicated to the creation of public art on Vanderbilt University’s campus. The “Living Before Dying” panel dicsussion will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Alumni...

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The Blair School seeks senior-level violin professor

Sep. 4, 2013—Joseph Joachim Chair of Violin Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University The Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University invites nominations and applications for a senior tenure-track position in violin at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor starting in August 2014. The position carries the title Joseph Joachim Professor of Violin. Responsibilities will include...

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Jim Foglesong, legendary music industry executive, dies at 90

Jul. 9, 2013—The Blair School of Music joins with the entire music community to mourn the passing of legendary music industry executive and producer Jim Foglesong, who died Tuesday morning (July 9) at the age of 90. “Jim was a grand gentleman with a marvelously generous spirit,” said Blair School of Music Dean Mark Wait. “He had...

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Song by Blair lecturer Odie Blackmon featured on April 3 episode of “Nashville”

Apr. 3, 2013—Odie Blackmon, a Grammy-nominated songwriter who teaches songwriting at the Blair School, will have a song spotlighted on the April 3 episode of ABC TV series Nashville. “Tough All Over,” a song Blackmon co-wrote with Jim Lauderdale, will be performed by new character “Will” portrayed by actor Chris Carmack. After the episode airs (9 p.m....

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