Alumnus competing on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Chris Mann, a Blair School of Music alumnus (Class of ’04), is a contestant on the new season of The Voice on NBC. On Feb. 5’s special post-Superbowl premiere, he performed a blind audition of “Because We Believe” in Italian and was invited to compete on judge Christina Aguilera’s team.

Originally from Wichita, Kan., the 29-year-old received a degree in vocal performance from Blair. Although classically trained, Mann is versatile in a variety of contemporary music styles. He has been lauded by music industry greats such as David Foster and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and appeared on the hit Fox show Glee.

Last season, Vanderbilt student Patrick Thomas was a finalist on the show.

For more information or to follow Mann’s progress, visit his Facebook page. The Voice airs Monday evenings on NBC (check local listings).

Contact: Kristin Whittlesey, (615) 322-7656