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Chris Mann

A classical singer pivots during pandemic to bring cheer through parody

May. 19, 2020—When Chris Mann, a Vanderbilt alumnus with a degree in opera, started making music parody videos and posting them online, he struck a positive chord with millions of people also struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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And the Beat Goes On: A resilient Vanderbilt community finds innovative ways to thrive amid the challenges of COVID-19

May. 14, 2020—As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend lives in countless ways, members of the Vanderbilt community have shown remarkable resilience in the face of the crisis.

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Blair alumnus Chris Mann reaches finals on ‘The Voice’

May. 3, 2012—Chris Mann, a Blair School of Music alumnus, advanced to the finals on the NBC reality show The Voice May 2 after eight contestants were whittled down to four. Mann, a Wichita, Kan., native, put his degree in vocal performance to good use, wowing judge Christina Aguilera with a powerful performance of “Ave Maria.” The finals will air...

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VUCast Newscast: Sweet Sounds Lead to Vandy First!

Apr. 27, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Sweet Sounds Lead to a Vanderbilt First! Gearing up for Graduation See Which Veteran News Anchor is Coming to Vanderbilt  

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Alumnus competing on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Feb. 7, 2012—Chris Mann, a Blair School of Music alumnus (Class of ’04), is a contestant on the new season of The Voice on NBC. On Feb. 5’s special post-Superbowl premiere, he performed a blind audition of “Because We Believe” in Italian and was invited to compete on judge Christina Aguilera’s team. Originally from Wichita, Kan., the...

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