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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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Blair School offers adult Tai Chi classes for stress release

Dec. 13, 2018—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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Rediscovered: Concert Celebrates the Music of Florence Price

Nov. 19, 2018—Florence Price was the first African American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra—in 1933. Bringing together the European classical tradition in which she was trained and the haunting melodies of African American spirituals and folk tunes, Price’s music has experienced a recent resurgence in the concert hall. In celebration of...

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A Family Legacy Inspires Students

Nov. 19, 2018—As a young girl, Natalie Vlach, BMus’18, fell in love with her electronic keyboard. Unlike some childhood infatuations, however, Vlach’s passion for piano endured and deepened, leading eventually to her winning the Linde B. Wilson Scholarship at the Blair School. “Blair is an incredible place,” Vlach says. “I’m so grateful to the Wilson family for...

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Provost’s steering committee announced for initiative on status of women

Nov. 16, 2018—Political science professor Cindy Kam will lead a new steering committee to guide actions and areas for study for an initiative focusing on women students, faculty and postdocs, announced earlier by Provost Susan R. Wente.

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New faculty: Molly Barth

Nov. 12, 2018—Molly Barth is assistant professor of flute.

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Deep history of Nashville Public Square inspires sound artist

Oct. 19, 2018—The complex history of Nashville’s Public Square Park—including stories of Native and African Americans—has inspired a public performance by visiting sound artist Guillermo Galindo Oct. 25.

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Diverse voices speak out on the arts at Chancellor’s Town Hall

Oct. 4, 2018—Expanding trans-institutional collaborations and strengthening support for student research were among ideas voiced at a Chancellor’s Town Hall on the impact of the arts on campus and in society.

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Chancellor’s Town Hall to focus on the arts, music and theatre

Sep. 27, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a town hall Oct. 3 to discuss the importance of the arts, music and theatre on campus and the potential for new collaborations among these disciplines.

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Chancellor’s Letter: Collaborative Innovation

Sep. 6, 2018—Every single member of our diverse community, from the oldest alumni to the newest admitted students, contributes a vital part to our core mission. We are united by a distinct set of values. That’s why we are a university, not a poly-versity. We stand together. We are one Vanderbilt.

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