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Class of 2017: Nicole Long looks at the big picture of arts administration

Apr. 25, 2017—The combination of music, high academic standards and an openness to explore is what brought Blair School of Music senior Nicole Long to Vanderbilt. She knew from the beginning she wanted to double major in percussion and something academic, though she wasn’t sure what her second subject might be.

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Class of 2017: Zachary Bednarke thrives at the intersection of science and music

Apr. 25, 2017—After hours of thinking about theoretical physics, senior Zachary Bednarke relaxes by playing his trumpet. While running through scales on the instrument, he is also, technically, still doing schoolwork.

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Blair students win at MTNA national competition

Mar. 22, 2017—Blair School of Music senior Mary Grace Johnson and student string ensemble Claudius Quartet brought home national honors from the 2016-17 Music Teachers National Association national competition held March 17-20 in Baltimore.

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Class of 2017: David Rodgers is composing a life in music

Mar. 14, 2017—Blair School of Music senior David Rodgers is graduating with a newly released album of jazz originals he composed, arranged and performed, as well as a spot in the touring band of Grammy Award-winning blues musicians Keb’ Mo’ and Taj Mahal.

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Blair Big Band chosen to play at national jazz conference

Dec. 21, 2016—The Blair Big Band, directed by Ryan Middagh, has been selected to play at the Jazz Education Network national conference.

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Vanderbilt Opera Theatre presents Mark Adamo’s ‘Little Women’

Nov. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt Opera Theatre and Vanderbilt University Orchestra present "Little Women" in Ingram Hall Friday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 13. Composer Mark Adamo will give a talk at 7:15 p.m. prior to the Friday show.

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Struck by car, Blair senior wants to increase pedestrian safety, disability awareness

Dec. 8, 2014—On a Monday afternoon in early September, Blair School of Music senior Kelby Carlson was crossing Children’s Way, the street that runs in front of the Blair School, just as he had done countless times before. Carlson, who is blind, was with his service dog, a 4-year-old yellow lab named Elvis.

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