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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 , , , , ,


Billy Adair, Blair Big Band director and jazz advocate, dies at 66

  February 18, 2014 Media contacts: Kristin Whittlesey (615) 322-7656 kristin.whittlesey@vanderbilt.edu Jim Patterson, (615) 322-NEWS jim.patterson@vanderbilt.edu William “Billy” Adair, a teacher, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and backbone of the jazz program at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, has died. He was 66. Adair, senior lecturer in jazz and director of the Big Band Program at Blair, died…

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in , , , ,