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A conversation with alumna Sarah Williams, B.Mus. ’06

We recently had the pleasure of catching up with Blair School alumna Sarah Williams, B.Mus. ’06, and learning about her post-Vanderbilt music career. As a piano teacher, performing pianist and singer-songwriter, Williams’ days are a balancing act between creativity, efficient practice and time management. We asked her how she does it all and how Blair…

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in ,

“College 101” info session for high school students, families, Aug. 30

The Blair School of Music admissions team invites high school students and parents to “College 101: The Blair Necessities.” We’ll answer questions and offer guidelines to prepare for any college application and/or music school audition — not just for the Blair School — and provide a general overview of financial aid and scholarship opportunities. If…

Posted on Friday, August 21, 2015 in ,

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

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…

Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 in , , , ,

UPDATE: Additional dates for Suzuki interviews

Carol Smith, director of the Blair School’s Suzuki strings program, has added an additional information session for families interested in Suzuki instruction for Fall 2015. Sessions will be held 10-11 a.m. Saturday, August 8, and 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, August 15, in Room 1161 at the Blair School. Families interested in Suzuki should attend one of…

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015 in , , , , ,

UPDATE: New dates for Fall 2015 precollege piano auditions

There has been a change in the dates for precollege piano auditions for students with one or more years of previous study. These placement interviews are for students who plan to take private piano lessons at Vanderbilt’s Blair School in the Fall 2015 semester. Auditions will now be held on the following dates: Saturday, August…

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015 in , , ,

Kaili Wang, Maggie Kasinger, David Bender win at Curb Concerto Competition

For the second year in a row, Blair School precollege students took top honors at the annual Nashville Symphony Curb Concerto Competition, held March 15 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Violinist Kaili Wang, a student of Carolyn Huebl, associate professor of violin, was the grand prize winner. Wang, 15, is a ninth-grade student at Harpeth Hall…

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015 in , , , , , ,

Philharmonia youth orchestra, May 17

Sunday, May 17 7 p.m., Ingram Hall Philharmonia Carol Nies, director Our newest youth orchestra presents its season-ending concert! Presented with gratitude to the Valere Blair Potter Trust for its generous support of the Blair School

Posted on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in , , , ,

Blair Children’s Choruses celebrate end of season, May 10

Sunday, May 10 2 p.m., Ingram Hall Blair Children’s Choruses Tucker Biddlecombe and Mary Biddlecombe, directors Featuring the Blair Children’s Concert Choir, Young Men’s Chorus, Chorale, Blair Choristers, Nashville Boychoir, and Training Choir. Presented with gratitude to the Valere Blair Potter Trust for its generous support of the Blair School

Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in , , , ,

Precollege Scholarship Recitals show off talented young musicians, April 22, 23 & 25

Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23 6 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Saturday, April 25 5 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Blair Precollege Program Scholarship Recitals Blair’s finest precollege students present a varied program of solo works for strings, brass, woodwinds, piano, harp, voice, and percussion.

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 in , , ,

Suzuki Cello Graduation and Festival Concert, April 25

Suzuki Cello Graduation and Festival Concert Anne WIliams and Kirsten Cassel Greer, directors Saturday, April 25 1 p.m., Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 in , , , ,