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Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning summer classes announced

May. 6, 2019—A harmonica learning lab, nutrition and health, and the history of Fisk University are among the topics offered in June and July by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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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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Pro Performance: New commissioning project gives Blair composition students a taste of professional life

Feb. 19, 2019—The composer Michael Slayton can’t remember the first time an ensemble performed one of his pieces. That’s perhaps not surprising, since Slayton’s works, especially his chamber music, are now frequently commissioned and performed the world over. But Slayton is certain of one thing: His music was never performed professionally during his undergraduate years. “In those...

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Accolade: Shadle wins inaugural Cohen/RIPM Award

Feb. 19, 2019—Douglas Shadle, assistant professor of musicology, was presented with the American Musicological Society’s inaugural H. Robert Cohen/RIPM Award at this year’s annual meeting in San Antonio for his book Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise (2015, Oxford University Press). The award honors a work of scholarship of exceptional merit based upon 18th-, 19th-,...

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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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