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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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Fall Faculty Assembly is tomorrow

Aug. 3, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will discuss his vision for the upcoming academic year and present several of the university’s highest honors to faculty at the fall assembly on Aug. 23.

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Blair School of Music offers music lessons, classes and ensembles 

Jul. 19, 2018—From Kindermusik to private lessons in all orchestral and most folk instruments, the Blair School of Music offers a wide array of music-making opportunities to students from birth through adulthood.

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10 faculty proposals funded through new Library Collections Initiative

May. 16, 2018—Ten projects involving 25 faculty and staff members have been awarded nearly $750,000 through the internally funded Library Collections Initiative to strategically bolster collections.

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Vanderbilt honors 2018 Founder’s Medalists

May. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt University recognized the top-graduating student from each of its undergraduate and professional schools on Friday, May 11, during annual Commencement ceremonies.

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Blair students continue wins at prestigious national competition

May. 10, 2018—For the second year in a row, Blair undergraduates won national honors at the 2017-18 Music Teachers National Association annual competition in Orlando, Florida.

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Class of 2018: Samantha Long sings with body and soul

May. 7, 2018—Samantha Long, who is majoring in musical arts (voice) at Blair School of Music, came to Nashville with many interests, not certain if music would be her path. But after doing a bit of searching, she found that singing was still her passion.

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Bach’s ‘St. Matthew Passion’ performed at Blair School April 13

Apr. 11, 2018—The Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir, the Blair Children’s Chorus, the Vanderbilt University Orchestra and evangelist Tyler Nelson will perform the piece at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, in Ingram Hall at Blair School of Music under the direction of Tucker Biddlecombe, conductor, and Gayle Shay, director.

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Experience ‘The Sound of Silent Voices’ at Central Library April 10

Mar. 29, 2018—The Vanderbilt Libraries will host "The Silent Voices Project" on Tuesday, April 10, in the Central Library’s Community Room. Under the artistic direction of Blair faculty member Zachary Ebin, the Toronto-based Ton Beau String Quartet will perform trios and quartets by young composers based on poetry written by children of the Holocaust.

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