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Explore music through Blair adult classes

Aug. 12, 2016, 12:20 PM

Blair School of Music (Vanderbilt University)
Blair School of Music (Vanderbilt University)

Blair School of Music offers adults private lessons in just about every instrument—strings, brass, piano, woodwinds, voice and folk instruments, including mandolin, dulcimer and fiddle. It’s never too late to start!

Songwriters and performers who may not read traditional notation love Grammy-nominated writer Odie Blackmon’s class, Nashville Number System for Songwriters and Performers. Students will learn song forms and notation and observe live studio work.

Hit Songwriters Seminar features guest artists each week. Music Row’s finest songwriters, publishers, producers and performers share their stories, answer questions and critique student songs. Taught by Deanna Walker, this ever-popular class on Monday nights is limited to 20 participants.

Symphony 101: New Ears for Music and the Orchestra is an engaging participatory discussion about music and the lives and times of famous composers. Mitchell Korn leads this eight-week class, which features music from the Nashville Symphony’s current classical season of concerts. Symphony 101 is held at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Road in Nashville.

The Vanderbilt Community Chorus in concert. (Vanderbilt University)
The Vanderbilt Community Chorus in concert. (Vanderbilt University)

Vanderbilt Community Chorus performs the best in choral music in three annual concerts, including one with full orchestra. Recent concerts have included the music of Aaron Copland, Brahms’ German Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, the best of Broadway and more. Auditions are held by appointment with Director David B. Williams.

Music lessons, classes and ensembles for adults and precollege students begin soon at Blair School of Music. The complete precollege and adult course offerings brochure may be found here. Call 615-322-7651 for more information.