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Qualities Applicable to Music and Medicine: Rachel Miles, BMUS’20

Apr. 30, 2020—When applying to colleges, Rachel Miles wanted to keep her options open. Vanderbilt proved to be the perfect fit for the Brunswick, Ohio, native, who majored in oboe performance through the Blair School and minored in chemistry and biological sciences through the College of Arts and Science.

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Vanderbilt jazz program honored by ‘DownBeat’ magazine 

Apr. 28, 2020—Blair School of Music’s budding jazz program earned top ranking in the category of Best Blues/Pop/Rock Group for "Commercial Break," a self-titled debut album written and recorded by an ensemble of Vanderbilt undergraduates.

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‘Open Spaces: Comfort and Hope’ shares diverse array of artistic expressions, uplifting messages

Apr. 20, 2020—While the world is practicing social distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, two Vanderbilt community members have created a virtual gathering space for students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars to engage with uplifting musical performances, artistic presentations, poetry readings and more.

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Vanderbilt University names new dean of Blair School of Music following international search

Mar. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt University has tapped Lorenzo Candelaria, dean and professor of music at Purchase College, State University of New York, as the next dean of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music following an extensive international search.

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Open Mind: Innovative solutions for uncommon times

Mar. 23, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente offers thanks in a video message to the Vanderbilt community, and discusses how students, faculty and staff are harnessing creative and innovative solutions to continue their work and learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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‘Tuning in with Tai Chi’ at Blair begins Jan. 21

Jan. 14, 2020—Blair School of Music will offer an adult class in Tai Chi on Tuesday evenings beginning Jan. 21.

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GlobalVU Initiative set to host spring workshop series

Jan. 13, 2020—The GlobalVU Initiative will launch a workshop series this spring showcasing Vanderbilt’s research to scholars, intellectuals and policymakers from around the globe.

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¡BLAIR! Tribute to the People of Venezuela is Nov. 3

Oct. 19, 2019—Join The Blair School of Music on Sunday, Nov. 3, for an afternoon of Venezuelan art—including chamber music, a photography exhibit and the Vanderbilt Wind Symphony conducted by Thomas Verrier and featuring Manuel Rangel, maracas, and visiting composer Ricardo Lorenz. The event will be from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Blair School, 2400 Blakemore Ave.

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Vanderbilt Opera Theatre to perform ‘The Ghosts of Gatsby,’ ‘Mansfield Park’ Oct. 17-20

Oct. 14, 2019—Social status, unrequited love, marriage and madness are central themes of two upcoming chamber operas presented by Vanderbilt Opera Theatre and Vanderbilt University Orchestra.

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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 spring registration now open

Jul. 8, 2019—Registration for the spring 2020 semester is now open. Visit the Blair website and explore the possibilities. 

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