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Vanderbilt jazz program honored by ‘DownBeat’ magazine 

Apr. 28, 2020—Blair School of Music’s budding jazz program earned top ranking in the category of Best Blues/Pop/Rock Group for "Commercial Break," a self-titled debut album written and recorded by an ensemble of Vanderbilt undergraduates.

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Notable ’Dores drop in on Vanderbilt students during last week of classes

Apr. 27, 2020—As Vanderbilt students finished up their last full week of spring semester classes through online and alternative learning, a few familiar faces dropped in on some classes to show their support and share advice.

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‘Open Spaces: Comfort and Hope’ shares diverse array of artistic expressions, uplifting messages

Apr. 20, 2020—While the world is practicing social distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, two Vanderbilt community members have created a virtual gathering space for students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars to engage with uplifting musical performances, artistic presentations, poetry readings and more.

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Multiple Vanderbilt summer programs canceled due to COVID-19

Apr. 20, 2020—Many Vanderbilt non-academic programs, camps and special events are being canceled for summer 2020 to protect the health and safety of the community during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Visit ‘Dream for Light Years’ visual/musical exhibition online

Apr. 15, 2020—"Dream for Light Years," a collaboration between contemporary artist Ali Smith and Blair School of Music's Michael Alec Rose, can now be enjoyed online.

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Alumnus and philanthropist Brownlee O. Currey Jr. has died

Mar. 27, 2020—Brownlee O. Currey Jr., an alumnus, emeritus trustee, financial services executive and entrepreneur noted for his philanthropic leadership at Vanderbilt University and in the community, has died. He was 91.

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Vanderbilt University names new dean of Blair School of Music following international search

Mar. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt University has tapped Lorenzo Candelaria, dean and professor of music at Purchase College, State University of New York, as the next dean of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music following an extensive international search.

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University Arts Council announces four areas of focus

Mar. 3, 2020—Four additional subcommittees of the University Arts Council have been created to focus on areas related to the council’s goals of advocating for the arts and related scholarship at Vanderbilt.

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CANCELED: Employee Appreciation presents ‘A Night of Music: Moonrise and Aurora’ March 12

Feb. 20, 2020—Employee Appreciation will host “A Night of Music: Moonrise and Aurora” on Thursday, March 12, at the Blair School of Music's Ingram Hall. Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to attend a pre-concert reception at 7 p.m. followed by the performance at 8 p.m. by the Vanderbilt University Orchestra and the Vanderbilt University Singers.

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Equal Time: Student-run concert series shines spotlight on underrepresented artists

Feb. 17, 2020—Many women encounter glass ceilings during their careers. For women composers, those ceilings are seemingly laminated and bulletproof. That’s especially true for women who aspire to write for the world’s great symphonies. No women composers had their music performed last season by the Chicago Symphony, one of the country’s so-called Big Five orchestras. The same...

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Workshop to examine impact of global marketplace on Western classical music

Jan. 31, 2020—A workshop hosted by the GlobalVU initiative to examine the impact of the global marketplace on Western classical music will take place Feb. 10-11 at the Blair School of Music and Alumni Hall.

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 ‘The Future of American Orchestra’ is focus of guest lecture at Vanderbilt Jan. 29

Dec. 13, 2019—Aubrey Bergauer, founding executive director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Center for Innovative Leadership, will deliver a guest lecture at Vanderbilt on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

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