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Blair’s precollege and adult summer program open for registration

May. 13, 2019—Summer offerings available for teens and adults through the Blair School of Music includes a variety of courses, lectures and recitals.

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Vanderbilt honors Class of 2019 Founder’s Medalists

May. 10, 2019—Vanderbilt University recognized exceptional graduating students from each of its undergraduate and professional schools on Friday, May 10, during this year’s Commencement ceremonies.

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Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music Big Band named best student jazz ensemble

May. 8, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music has been recognized by "DownBeat" magazine’s 42nd Annual Student Music Awards. The Blair Big Band was named best undergraduate large jazz ensemble.

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Blair Children’s Chorus to hold auditions in May, August

May. 2, 2019—The Blair Children’s Chorus, a tiered program of six choirs encompassing students in grades 1-12 from across Middle Tennessee, is a classically based program with strong emphases on healthy vocal production, music reading skills and performance.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and student awards, appointments and achievements

Apr. 18, 2019—Read about recent faculty and student awards, appointments and achievements.

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Musical Talent and Mentor: Rama Kumaran, BMus’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Rama Kumaran initially intended to study both science and flute when he came to Vanderbilt. He says he didn’t come expecting to know everything. “But I expected to do everything," he says.

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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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Choral Prism concert Feb. 8

Feb. 6, 2019—This year’s performance will feature the Vanderbilt Chorale, the Symphonic and Concert Choirs, and several of Vanderbilt’s premier student-led a cappella groups, including The Melodores.

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Blair spring Kindermusik classes begin Jan. 9-10

Jan. 3, 2019—Blair School of Music will offer seven weekly Kindermusik classes for children and their caregivers beginning Jan. 9 and 10.

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Blair School offers adult enrichment classes, lessons beginning Jan. 7

Jan. 3, 2019—Expand your world in 2019 with an exciting, affordable adult class or instrument lessons at Blair School of Music.

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Rediscovered: A Lecture Concert on the Music of Florence Price

Nov. 26, 2018—Florence Price was the first African American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra—in 1933. Vanderbilt Assistant Professor of Musicology Douglas Shadle, the Vanderbilt Symphonic Choir, Tennessee State University countertenor Patrick Dailey and Vanderbilt Associate Professor of Choral Studies and Choral Director Tucker Biddlecombe will perform some of Price’s arrangements of African American spirituals in a free concert Nov. 27 in the Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall at Blair School of Music.

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Gould awarded $10K prize for achievement in research

Aug. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt’s most prestigious faculty prize for accomplishments in research, scholarship or creative expression was awarded to Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Kathleen Gould Aug. 23. She was one of 10 award recipients during Fall Faculty Assembly.

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