• Vanderbilt University

    Molly Barth named Chancellor Faculty Fellow

    Blair Associate Professor of Flute Molly Barth is one of 13 outstanding faculty members from across the university selected for the 2024 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise. Each… Read More

    Jun. 13, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Cynthia Cyrus researches an Austrian monastic community

    Cynthia Cyrus Blair Professor of Musicology Cynthia Cyrus is currently in Austria on a nine-week research trip as she continues her studies of the Thalbach convent in Bregenz. Cyrus will be visiting the Austrian National Library in Vienna and topical archives housed in Innsbruck. She began her research… Read More

    Jun. 3, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Blair jazz program receives 13th Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award

    The Blair Big Band has been honored with its 13th DownBeat Magazine Student Music Award. The Blair School of Music jazz program has been honored with its 13th DownBeat Magazine Student Music Award in an announcement released today. The Blair Big Band is a 2024 winner in the Undergraduate… Read More

    May. 9, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Students honored in annual Blair ceremony

    The annual Student Awards Ceremony was held on April 19, honoring exemplary students from across Blair’s areas of study. Congratulations to these students receiving honors: Achievement in Teaching Award – Whitney Roberts Andrew Sang Han Memorial Award – Samuel D’Amico Martin Williams Award – Charles Murff… Read More

    Apr. 23, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Peter Kolkay honored at Vanderbilt Faculty Assembly

    Peter Kolkay accepts the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award from Chancellor Diermeier and Faculty Senate Chair Andrea Capizzi. Peter Kolkay, Blair associate professor of bassoon, was honored with the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching at last week’s Vanderbilt Faculty Assembly. In presenting the award, Chancellor Diermeier noted… Read More

    Apr. 15, 2024

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    Vanderbilt steel drum bands to share the stage with Nashville middle schoolers in collaborative event on April 14

    The Steel ‘Dores rehearse for their April 14 concert event. The exotic musical sounds of the Caribbean will ring in Ingram Hall on Sunday, April 14, as Blair School of Music presents the acclaimed Vanderbilt Steel ‘Dores Steel Drum Band and special guest musicians from the DuPont Hadley Middle School. Read More

    Apr. 8, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Alumni Feature: An update with Evan Bish, BMus’18

    Evan Bish is the acting principal for the Nashville Symphony’s bass section. Since graduating from Vanderbilt six years ago, double bassist Evan Bish, BMus’18, has continued a meteoric ascent as an in-demand musician and session player. Originally from Poughkeepsie, New York, Bish studied under Joel Reist at Blair and as… Read More

    Apr. 1, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Two Blair alumni among laureates of American Viola Society Composition Competition

    Chris Lowry, BMus’11, and Peter Dayton, BMus’12, both received recognition in the American Viola Society’s 2024 biennial Maurice Gardner Competition for Composers. Among the 77 submissions to the contest, Chris Lowry was the first prize winner, with his work, “Zenith (for Jackson)” for viola and electronics, winning… Read More

    Mar. 18, 2024

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    Teens will dive into video game music composition at MusicTech Camp

    The 2024 MusicTech Camp will be July 8-20 at Blair School of Music. Blair School of Music will host its third annual MusicTech Music and Technology Camp, July 8-20, 2024. The program offers a unique opportunity for teens interested in digital music production and video game design to learn alongside… Read More

    Mar. 14, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Jazz at Blair tickets on sale now

    Tickets are on sale now for three concert events during the 2024 International Jazz Symposium hosted at Blair School of Music. Blair School of Music will host the 2024 International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC) Symposium May 16-18. The three-day event will include three stellar guest artist… Read More

    Mar. 4, 2024