Classical Music

  • Vanderbilt University

    Workshop to examine impact of global marketplace on Western classical music

    A workshop hosted by the GlobalVU initiative to examine the impact of the global marketplace on Western classical music will take place Feb. 10-11 at the Blair School of Music and Alumni Hall. Read More

    Jan. 31, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Blair School of Music composer hits No. 1 with neo-romantic music

    Blair's Kurek hits No. 1 on the classical music chart with his album 'The Sea Knows.' Read More

    Aug. 18, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt students put a ‘Nashville’ twist on the alma mater

    Watch what happens when more than 100 Vanderbilt students, along with University News and Communications, team up for a fresh new take on the university's alma mater. Read More

    Apr. 27, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    New research puts spotlight on neglected American composers of the 19th century

    Vanderbilt music professor Doug Shadle wants American composers of the 19th century to finally get a fair hearing, more than a hundred years after they lived and worked. Read More

    Dec. 9, 2015

  • Dyer Observatory

    Opera on the Mountain returns to Dyer Observatory June 2

    Members of the Nashville Opera will be the featured performers at the third Opera on the Mountain concert Saturday, June 2, at Vanderbilt’s Dyer Observatory. The performance will include selections from Guys and Dolls, Camelot and Phantom of the Opera. Read More

    May. 16, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    How to Listen to Classical Music: Bang That Drum

    Watch video of the March 3 presentation, “Bang That Drum.” Mitchell Korn presents the oldest and most enduring of all instruments – the drum – and its percussion sisters and brothers are investigated through group performance, exploration and play. Everything from small bells to snare drums, and to large marimbas and… Read More

    Mar. 7, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    How to Listen to Classical Music: Brash Brass and the Mighty Winds

    Watch video of the Feb. 17, 2011, class, “Brash Brass and the Mighty Winds.” Mitchell Korn introduces to class participants the range, construction, sound production and history of brass and wind instruments. From conch shell and hunting horns to modern trumpets, oboes and horns, class participants get to blow as… Read More

    Feb. 22, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    How to Listen to Classical Music: What Does A Conductor Actually Do?

    Watch video of the Feb. 3, 2011, class, “What Does A Conductor Actually Do?” Giancarlo Guerrero leads a penetrating and intimate exploration of the role and responsibilities of the symphonic conductor. Through the use of personal stories, DVDs, recordings and demonstration, class participants learn firsthand the actual components of the… Read More

    Feb. 8, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    How to Listen to Classical Music: String Things

    Watch the Jan. 27, 2011, talk “String Things,” part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Mitchell Korn leads a participatory and in-depth exploration of orchestral string instruments: their construction; sound production; techniques and histories. Audience members try out various instruments and directly participate in the joys, frustrations and challenges of… Read More

    Jan. 31, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    How to Listen to Classical Music: Symphony 101

    Watch video of the class “Symphony 101,” held Jan. 20, 2011. Giancarlo Guerrero, music director and conductor of the Nashville Symphony, leads an engaging and invigorating discussion about the elements and structure of the music of the symphony orchestra. What is a symphony? Maestro Guerrero will dissect the symphonic form… Read More

    Jan. 25, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    How to Listen to Classical Music: The Musician’s World

    Watch video of the Jan. 13, 2011, class “The Musician’s World.” Mitchell Korn explores the mind set, culture, training, daily preparation and perspectives of the symphonic musician. Audience members learn about rehearsal regiments, the role of the musician’s teacher(s); the complexity of musical and intellectual tasks; and the challenges of… Read More

    Jan. 25, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    DBR: The new face of classical music

    He’s played with everyone from Lady Gaga to Dizzy Gillespie. Vanderbilt graduate Daniel Bernard Roumain, better known as DBR, composes classical music with a modern, sometimes hip-hop twist, with his instrument of choice, the violin. DBR came back to Nashville to teach Vanderbilt students and kids at the W.O Smith… Read More

    Jan. 13, 2011