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.
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.
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.
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.
Mar. 8, 2018—In March, 22 violins—most most of which were played by Jewish musicians interned in concentration camps during the Holocaust—will arrive in Music City from Israel, where they will be heard once more as the Violins of Hope. Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are serving as programming partners for the visit.
Mar. 7, 2018—The Blair School of Music invites students in grades 1-12 to apply and audition for merit and need-based scholarships for private lesson instruction during the 2018-19 academic year.
Feb. 28, 2018—Fiddlers, pipers and dancers, including Blair faculty and top-level guest performers, will pay tribute to their Irish and Scottish musical roots Saturday, March 3, at the Celtic Celebration.
Feb. 23, 2018—Nashville's thriving sports scene, 21st-century American cities and the latest brain research are among the spring 2018 classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.
Jan. 15, 2018—The Vanderbilt University Orchestra and conductor Robin Fountain will take on French composer Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, an important masterwork of the Romantic era, on Thursday, Feb. 1. A special pre-concert reception for Vanderbilt University employees and their guests will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Ingram Hall lobby.
Jan. 10, 2018—Baritone Nathan Gunn and pianist Julie Gunn will open the Blair School's 2018 spring concert series with an all-Schubert program Jan. 16 in Ingram Hall.
Jan. 9, 2018—The Young Composer Showcase spotlights young jazz composers, giving students an opportunity to have an original composition recognized and performed at an International level.
Dec. 11, 2017—The 2018 edition of Forbes "30 Under 30" recognized two Vanderbilt alumni: Garrett Speigel, BE’10, co-founder of Standard Cyborg; and Drew Silverstein, BMus’11, co-founder and CEO of Amper Music.