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    New faculty: Jose Sibaja brings performance experience, trumpet fundamentals to Blair

    Jose Sibaja is a versatile performer in demand for his ability to teach and play trumpet in a variety of styles—classical, Latin, jazz and pop. “I like quality music, and quality music comes in a lot of different flavors,” he said. Read More

    Oct. 5, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    New University Faculty 2016

    A complete list of new university faculty for the 2016-17 academic year Blair School of Music Nelson Tyler Nelson, associate professor of voice B.M., University of Utah, 2004 M.M., University of Utah, 2006 D.M., Florida State University, 2009 Nelson is one of America’s most promising young tenors. Read More

    Oct. 4, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    University begins faculty approval process for new undergraduate business minor

    The curricular proposal to launch a new trans-institutional undergraduate business minor has been sent to the four undergraduate schools and the Owen Graduate School of Management for review by their governance bodies. If approved, the proposed minor will launch in fall 2017. Read More

    Sep. 12, 2016

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    Jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon visits Blair Tuesday for master class and performance

    The Nashville Jazz Composers Collective, the Blair School of Music’s professional jazz ensemble in residence, welcomes guest trombonist and composer Wycliffe Gordon, a veteran of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Read More

    Sep. 12, 2016

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    Fall session of Blair School’s Kindermusik begins Sept. 6

    The Blair School of Music's nationally acclaimed Kindermusik program is designed for children from infancy to 6 years of age and their caregivers. Participants enjoy singing, listening, dancing, interacting socially and playing simple instruments. Read More

    Sep. 5, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Science of Song symposium set for Sept. 12 at Vanderbilt

    Blair School of Music will host a one-day symposium Sept. 12 called "The Science of Song." Read More

    Aug. 23, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: Astronomy, jazz and politics among VU Osher fall classes

    Renowned Vanderbilt professors and other experts will teach classes this fall on the 2016 elections, astronomy, prisons and more for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Aug. 19, 2016

  • Top Picks

    Top Picks

    Moreadith Whiting Keegan Fellows Embark on Year of Travel New graduates Kathryn Moreadith and Rob Whiting are spending a year traveling the world as recipients of the university’s Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship. Moreadith graduated in May from the Blair School of Music with majors in composition/theory and East Asian… Read More

    Aug. 5, 2009

  • The Second Stringers

    The Second Stringers

    The “Second Stringers,” the Blair School of Music’s newest student string band, debuted on the on March 28 with the Mike Snyder Band. Matt Combs, adjunct instructor of fiddle and head of the fiddle program at Blair, directs the group. Pictured here from left to right are Rachel Baiman, Eva… Read More

    Aug. 5, 2009

  • Music: Into a Soul-Folk Groove

    Music: Into a Soul-Folk Groove

    Odigie When singer-songwriter Denitia Odigie walked on stage at the POP Montreal International Music Festival, strummed her Ibanez acoustic guitar and began to sing, she became an international favorite, earning the title “Find of the Fest.” The gifted Odigie, BA’04, has impressed a growing number of fans and critics, inspiring… Read More

    Aug. 5, 2009

  • Music: Soothing Sounds, Good Medicine

    Music: Soothing Sounds, Good Medicine

    Music has been shown to offer distraction from pain for the seriously ill, as well as reduce stress and increase social interaction for patients and their families. Music in the Clinic (M.I.C.) is a volunteer program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center that connects patients with this healing power of music. At… Read More

    Aug. 5, 2009

  • Total Immersion

    Total Immersion

    A member of the Vanderbilt women’s swimming team, Austin Langley juggles swim practice and studies in both music and pre- veterinary medicine. Austin Langley is one busy young woman. The rising junior, who calls Burlington, N.C., home, is a musical arts major at the Blair School of Music with a… Read More

    Aug. 5, 2009

  • This Is Your Brain on Bach

    This Is Your Brain on Bach

     www.istockphoto.com Musicians really do think differently than the rest of us. Vanderbilt psychologists have found that professionally trained musicians more effectively use a creative technique called divergent thinking, and use both the left and right sides of their frontal cortex more heavily than the average person. Previous studies of creativity… Read More

    Mar. 16, 2009

  • Music: Getting Real

    Music: Getting Real

    Georgia Stitt, BMus’94, with 4-year-old America's Got Talent contestant Kaitlyn Maher. In show business, the saying goes, it’s not what you know but whom you know. In the case of Georgia Stitt, award-winning composer and vocal coach on America’s Got Talent, it’s both. A Tennessee native, Stitt received her bachelor’s… Read More

    Mar. 16, 2009

  • American Eclectic

    American Eclectic

    Toward the end of high school in Margate, Fla., a small strip of suburbia just north of Fort Lauderdale, Daniel Bernard Roumain managed to land two internships that prefigured his future musical career crossbreeding hip-hop and classical music. For a couple of summers in the late 1980s, he worked… Read More

    Oct. 31, 2008

  • Music: Street Smarts

    Music: Street Smarts

    Gayle Shay joined the Blair School of Music faculty in 1998 with a directive from Dean Mark Wait to make opera an important part of the vocal program. In her role as associate professor of voice and director of the Vanderbilt Opera Theatre, Shay has helped to do just that. Read More

    Oct. 30, 2008