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Author: Bonnie Ertelt

A look back: Peabody’s Knapp Farm was early experiment in sustainability

Jun. 18, 2018—When George Peabody College for Teachers first moved to its current location in 1914, across from Vanderbilt, no one talked about sustainability. Yet the idea became a centerpiece of the school’s mission to educate farmers, as well as to train the teachers who would educate the children of farmers. As a result, Peabody became the only teachers college in the United States to open a demonstration farm.

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Class of 2018: Samantha Long sings with body and soul

May. 7, 2018—Samantha Long, who is majoring in musical arts (voice) at Blair School of Music, came to Nashville with many interests, not certain if music would be her path. But after doing a bit of searching, she found that singing was still her passion.

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Class of 2018: Sarah Robinson bridges cultures through language and music

Apr. 23, 2018—“Adventurous” is the word that best describes Sarah Robinson. The Blair School of Music student is unafraid of doing things she has never tried before and open to new cultural experiences.

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Vanderbilt Opera Theatre presents Mozart’s ‘Marriage of Figaro’ as reality TV

Nov. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt Opera Theatre, Vanderbilt University Orchestra and the Department of Cinema and Media Arts present Mozart’s "The Marriage of Figaro" Nov. 10 and 12 as a reality TV show in Ingram Hall.

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Hattye Yarbrough, MLS’66: History in the Making

Jul. 1, 2017—As a high school student living with her aunt’s family in Paris, Tennessee, Hattye Thomas Yarbrough inherited a room with a bookcase full of books by African American authors. Works by civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson, poet Langston Hughes, writer W.E.B. Du Bois, and copies of magazines and newspapers such as Negro Digest and...

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Adult Summer Chamber Music Institute applications due June 2

Apr. 26, 2017—Adult amateur string players are invited to the Blair School of Music for the Adult Summer Chamber Music Institute, June 22-25. Applications are due June 2 for the four-day institute.

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Class of 2017: Nicole Long looks at the big picture of arts administration

Apr. 25, 2017—The combination of music, high academic standards and an openness to explore is what brought Blair School of Music senior Nicole Long to Vanderbilt. She knew from the beginning she wanted to double major in percussion and something academic, though she wasn’t sure what her second subject might be.

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Blair students win at MTNA national competition

Mar. 22, 2017—Blair School of Music senior Mary Grace Johnson and student string ensemble Claudius Quartet brought home national honors from the 2016-17 Music Teachers National Association national competition held March 17-20 in Baltimore.

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Grammy-winning vocal project Roomful of Teeth visits Vanderbilt

Mar. 9, 2017—Roomful of Teeth, a Grammy-winning vocal ensemble dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice, performs at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music at 8 p.m. March 15 in Ingram Hall.

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Blair hosts international clarinet competition

Mar. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music hosts the 2017 Backun International Clarinet Competition March 9-11, welcoming young musicians from around the world competing for $15,000 in awards.

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Blair precollege scholarship application deadline is March 13

Mar. 1, 2017—The Blair School of Music precollege scholarship application deadline is March 13. Auditions are held by appointment in March and April.

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Mezzo-soprano Coote and pianist Drake present Schubert’s ‘Winterreise’

Feb. 3, 2017—World-renowned mezzo-soprano Alice Coote joins master pianist Julius Drake for a performance of Schubert’s 'Winterreise' Feb. 7 at the Blair School of Music.

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