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Philip Dikeman, associate professor of flute, has died

Apr. 24, 2017—Philip Dikeman, associate professor of flute at the Blair School of Music and acting principal flute of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, died at home from cancer April 20, 2017. He was 54 years old. Mr. Dikeman joined the Blair School faculty in 2011 after nearly 20 years with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where he served...

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Sophomore Rama Kumaran wins National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition

Aug. 19, 2015—Blair School undergraduate student Ramakrishnan Kumaran has won first place at the National Flute Association’s annual Young Artist Competition. He is the youngest student ever to win this honor. Kumaran is a sophomore flute performance major studying under Philip Dikeman. He will perform a winner’s recital August 14 in San Diego at the 44th Annual...

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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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