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Volunteers needed for pilot study on music’s effect on ICU patients

Sep. 18, 2019—An interdisciplinary group of Vanderbilt researchers is launching a pilot study regarding the effect of live music on patients, families and staff in the VUMC adult intensive care unit and is inviting musical members of the VU community to help. Vanderbilt University undergraduates are encouraged to participate and investigate using the experience to develop their Immersion projects.

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Registration open for Blair Kindermusik classes

Aug. 8, 2019—Blair Academy at Vanderbilt offers seven weekly Kindermusik classes for fall 2019. Taught by Maestro teacher Amy Alley, the tiered program of classes for infants, toddlers, young children and their caregivers teaches age appropriate movement, language, singing and language skills in a joyful and caring way.

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Blair Academy at Vanderbilt fall registration now open

Jul. 8, 2019—The Blair School of Music Precollege and Adult Program has been renamed Blair Academy at Vanderbilt. Blair Academy offers private music lessons, ensembles and classes for students from infants to octogenarians.

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Join audience for recording of ‘BBC Arts Hour on Tour’ at Blair

May. 23, 2019—Host Nikki Bedi presents an evening of music, comedy and discussion featuring key figures in the country music scene exploring the hottest issues in culture and arts in Nashville.

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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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