Arts & Culture
Dec. 23, 2014—The opportunity to sing a diverse range of material drew Shirley last February to the American Traditions Competition, a national vocal competition in which he placed fifth.
Dec. 23, 2014—Tony Earley, the Samuel Milton Fleming Professor of English, describes his latest book as “much more grown up and calm” than his previous story collection published in 1994.
Sep. 26, 2014—New books from Vanderbilt writers
Sep. 26, 2014—After a career spanning more than 60 years, most writers would be quite ready to retire, but Spencer is still working and enthralling new readers with her graceful fiction. Her seventh story collection, Starting Over: Stories, was published in January of this year to critical raves.
Sep. 26, 2014—At most conservatories and music schools, work with vocal coaches is restricted to graduate voice students. But at the Blair School of Music, undergraduate voice majors have the opportunity to work with two full-time vocal coaches—also known as collaborative pianists—who lend their input, ears and piano technique to young singers.
Sep. 26, 2014—Blair School of Music begins the academic year by continuing its 50-year celebration. On Sept. 13 it honored Roland Schneller, the longest-serving member of the Blair faculty and holder of the Chancellor’s Chair in Piano, with an evening of music.
Jun. 18, 2014—The latest nonfiction and fiction offerings from Vanderbilt writers
Jun. 18, 2014—Blair School alumna Madeline Myers' song “I Could Be a Hero”—from a musical called Legends & Lore that she is writing with librettist Jacob Combs—was recently announced as the winner of the Ken Davenport Songwriting Contest in New York City.
Jun. 18, 2014—Connection is what playwriting is about for Sheri Wilner, two-time recipient of the prestigious Heideman Award from the Actors Theatre of Louisville—connection between writer and material, between material and performer, and between play and audience.
Jun. 18, 2014—A biography of singer–songwriter Sam Cooke will be the fourth book by Peter Guralnick to be declared “a classic in blues literature” by the Blues Hall of Fame.
Mar. 11, 2014—Gregg Hecimovich, MA’93, PhD’97, began searching a decade ago for clues to the true identity of Hannah Crafts, author of a compelling story about a house slave who escaped to freedom.
Mar. 11, 2014—For 50 years, from its beginnings as Blair Academy of Music in 1964 to its expanded incarnation at Blakemore Avenue as part of Vanderbilt, the Blair School of Music has prepared students for the study of music as a human endeavor and as a performing art.