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¡BLAIR! Conductors Symposium

Apr. 11, 2019—A roundtable discussion with music directors from Colombia, Panama, Peru, The Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica about the role of youth music programs in Latin America; recruitment and retention of at-risk youth; strategies for promoting responsibility, leadership, and team work.

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Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on Library Lawn

Apr. 10, 2019—Travel back in time for an Elizabethan-style celebration of William Shakespeare’s 455th birthday on Library Lawn hosted by the Heard Libraries and Nashville Shakespeare Festival April 17.

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Chancellor reflects on tenure, focuses on the future at Spring Faculty Assembly

Apr. 5, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos emphasized the vital importance of faculty leadership to guide the future direction of Vanderbilt when he delivered his 24th and final faculty assembly address on April 4.

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Spring Celebration of Music is March 21

Mar. 19, 2019—Since 2015, the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library has held a Spring Celebration of Music that allows participants to interact with music technology.

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Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning Institute announces spring classes

Feb. 26, 2019—Pirates in the Atlantic world, religion in prison, and a workshop on jazz great Cole Porter are among the classes offered this spring by the Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Arts and Humanities micro-grants fund three new faculty projects

Feb. 21, 2019—New faculty projects that include a performance at Carnegie Hall, symposium and podcast on disability practices have been created with Arts and Humanities micro-grant funding.

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Blair School offers adult Tai Chi classes for stress release

Feb. 20, 2019—Learn gentle Tai Chi movements and breathing techniques with instructor Cindy Hui-Lio to help ease chronic stress and anxiety. Learn how to “tune in” to your body and balance your movements.

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Vanderbilt choral director to make Carnegie Hall debut

Feb. 13, 2019—Associate Professor of Choral Studies Tucker Biddlecombe will make his Carnegie Hall conducting debut on Sunday, Feb. 17, helming Morten Lauridsen’s modern-day classic "Lux Aeterna." The production will include singers from the Blair Children’s Chorus program, specifically the Young Men’s Chorus, who will perform with choristers from five states accompanied by the New England Symphonic Ensemble.

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‘She Sang Freedom: Black Women, Music and the Struggle for Social Justice’ Feb. 21

Feb. 13, 2019—Tammy L. Kernodle, professor of musicology at Miami University of Ohio, will present an interactive program exploring how black women musicians have used music as a means of documenting and promoting the struggle for equality and social justice in America. The event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Wond'ry.

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International dream comes true for Blair composition major

Feb. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt sophomore Jacob Beranek loves music and his Czech heritage. These passions recently converged in an incredible opportunity for the talented music composition major.

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Vanderbilt Osher winter term: Innovation, ‘Julius Caesar’ and more

Dec. 21, 2018—Innovative thinking in the digital age, women in the civil rights movement and acting for opera are among the winter 2019 classes offered by Vanderbilt’s Osher Institute for Lifelong Learners.

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Blair student selected to 2018 SEC Student Music Ensemble

Dec. 13, 2018—Blair School of Music junior Hiram Rodriguez was among the seven SEC student musicians who used the activities surrounding the 2018 SEC Football Championship Game in early December to showcase their jazz and improvisational music skills to thousands of SEC administrators, staff and fans as part of the third SEC Student Music Ensemble.

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