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Jonathan Raviv, B.Mus. ’03, wins at Tonys with ‘The Band’s Visit’

Jun. 12, 2018—The Band’s Visit, a musical about an Egyptian orchestra stuck for a night in a remote Israeli town, swept the Tony Awards on June 10, winning 10 awards including Best Musical. The show’s small cast, which features Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub in the lead roles, also features Blair alumnus Jonathan Raviv (B.Mus. ’03 in...

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Blair students win at NATS regionals

Apr. 10, 2017—A number of Blair School of Music students participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Kentucky/Tennessee Regional Auditions, held April 7-8 at Belmont University. Blair students who placed included: Sarah Parker: First place, freshmen women Arielle Kasnetz: Second place, freshmen women Matt Shorten: Second place, freshmen men Joshua Sheppard: Third place, freshmen men...

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Third annual Choral Prism combines choirs from all VU corners, Feb. 6

Dec. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt Collegiate Choral Ensembles Friday, February 6 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Tucker Biddlecombe, director Choral Prism In its third year, the annual “Choral Prism” concert has become one of Blair’s most anticipated and highly attended student concert events. Choral Prism 2015 features performances from the Vanderbilt Chorale, the Symphonic and Concert Choirs, and the first...

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9 Blair Children’s Chorus members headed to National Honors Choirs

Nov. 23, 2014—Eight members of the Blair Children’s Chorus program went to Salt Lake City in late February to sing in the National Honor Choirs of the American Choral Directors Association’s National Conference. Blair’s singers were selected from more than 3,000 students from all over the United States who submitted auditions to sing in the honors choirs....

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Collaborative pianist Warren Jones returns to Blair for master class residency, March 13-15

Nov. 17, 2014—MASTER CLASSES Warren Jones, collaborative pianist Friday, March 13-Sunday, March 15 Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Marvelous collaborative pianist Warren Jones has performed numerous times at Blair accompanying guest vocalists. Now he returns to coach teams of student pianists and singers in collaborative master classes. Classes take place 7-9 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m.-noon,...

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Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir, Oct. 25

Oct. 22, 2014—Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir Saturday, October 25 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Tucker Biddlecombe, director The Warp and Woof This joint choral concert will open with polychoral motets by Johann Sebastian Bach, and Heinrich Schütz, featuring Blair’s new Guitarri continuo organ. We’ll journey to France with chansons by Francis Poulenc and the four motets of...

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A 140th birthday concert for Charles Ives, Oct. 20

Oct. 19, 2014—Charles Ives 140th Birthday Concert Monday, October 20 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Blair students and faculty celebrate what would have been the 140th birthday of composer Charles Ives with an evening of piano and song. Pianists Melissa Rose, Jennifer McGuire, Ben Harris, Jack Coen, David Rodgers and Craig Nies are joined by vocalists including Jonathan...

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Clare College Choir of Cambridge performs Sept. 24

Sep. 21, 2014—The Clare College Choir, of Cambridge, England, will perform at the Blair School at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, in Ingram Hall. Director Graham Ross will lead the choir in a program titled “Great British Pairings.” Since the founding of a mixed-voice choir in 1971, the Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation...

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Vanderbilt University Concert Choir, Oct. 26

Sep. 15, 2014—Vanderbilt University Concert Choir Sunday, October 26 2 p.m., Ingram Hall David Binns Williams, director The oldest performing group on campus performs choral works from a wide range of genres and eras.

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

Aug. 21, 2014—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,...

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